The Nationals WA candidate for Pilbara Scott Bourne says the Labor Government’s policy on the run in relation to the Hedland Buy-back Scheme is a complete farce. Mr Bourne said the decision by Ports Minister Alannah MacTiernan to impose a $13,450 levy on ship operators carrying iron ore defies all logic. “Minister MacTiernan has shirked…
Candidate for Pilbara
Scott Bourne and his family have called the Pilbara home for more than a decade. Living and working in Karratha and Dampier over the past 14 years, Scott has become a vital part of the community fabric, volunteering with the Dampier Volunteer Fire and Rescue and as a committee member and player with the Dampier Sharks Football Club.
For the past 10 years, Scott has worked as a health and safety officer and is currently employed with the City of Karratha. Scott is passionate about the Pilbara and has had the opportunity to travel the length and breadth of the region for work, community commitments, and leisure. In 2019, Scott represented The Nationals WA as the Federal candidate for Durack, an experience which gave him a strong insight into local issues, challenges and opportunities.
Scott is excited to be endorsed as The Nationals WA candidate for Pilbara. He has a firm belief that regional families, businesses and communities should not accept “second best” and deserve the same access to quality health, education, and essential services as those in the metropolitan area. He credits The Nationals’ flagship Royalties for Regions program for helping to rebuild regional towns and cities neglected by previous governments and he is committed to seeing Royalties for Regions restored to its former glory.
Local issues Scott wants to address include the high cost of living in the Pilbara, improved access to doctors and other health services in the region, the over-use of FIFO workforces, and improving educational opportunities, such as establishing a new high school in South Hedland.
On weekends, Scott can be found spending time with his young son, who he is currently teaching to swim at the Karratha Leisureplex, or raising funds for the local volunteer fire and rescue brigade.