Restoring Royalties for Regions

The Nationals WA were in government between 2008-2017. In that time, we delivered the revolutionary ‘Royalties for Regions’ program, which delivered 25 per cent of mining royalties back into regional WA.

With about 25 per cent of people living in regional WA, we thought that was fair.

This program delivered significant advances in health, agriculture, and tourism, but also touched every area of government. If there is a new project in your town, chances are Royalties for Regions was behind it.

Since Labor took over in 2017, Royalties for Regions is not working as it should. Labor are saying that they’re still spending Royalties for Regions money, but their accounting tricks means overall spending in regional WA is decreasing.

The Nationals WA are committed to restoring the integrity of Royalties for Regions to ensure a strong regional development agenda.

Health

Health

Health isn’t just about doctors and hospitals. It incorporates aged care, mental health care, allied health services dentistry and general medical services.

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Housing

Our Affordable Housing initiative will deliver increased affordable housing options for key workers in regional WA.

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Aboriginal Affairs

The Nationals WA have accepted and endorsed the Uluru Statement of the Heart – ‘Voice, Treaty, Truth’ developed by First Nation leaders across Australia in May 2017, seeking an Indigenous…

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Energy

Energy

Our industries, businesses, schools, health system and households rely on a secure and uninterrupted power supply.

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Telecommunications

Telecommunications

Families, business and emergency services rely on a strong telecommunications network to remain connected, keep local economies ticking and ensure our communities are kept safe.

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Tourism

Tourism

Western Australia is a vast state of contrasting and diverse landscapes. There is a lot to enjoy, experience and learn about our State and the tourism sector plays an important…

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Primary industries

The Nationals WA have always had a focus on agriculture, a sector worth more than $8 billion to our economy each year.

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Resources

Resources sector

The Nationals WA understand how important our resources sector is to the economy of Western Australia and our nation.

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Transport

Transport

The Nationals WA want to keep Western Australia moving and to do that we need roads, rail and ports – both air and sea – to continually improve.

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Environment

Environment

People living and working in regional areas are closely connected to the land and have an appreciation for the environment and sustainable development.

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Community Safety

Community Safety

Emergency service personnel – both paid and voluntary – are large contributors to the safety of people and property in regional WA.

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Community Development

Community development

Access to a range of diverse artistic and cultural experiences is important for the social wellbeing of all West Australians.

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Regional Cities

Regional cities

Regional WA has some amazing cities that form hubs for many surrounding regional communities.

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