The Nationals WA oppose the changes made by Facebook to restrict Australian residents from accessing news content.
The decision by Facebook to unilaterally remove important Government information, including the Bureau of Meteorology and the WA Department of Fire and Emergency Services place a restriction on important and potentially life-saving advice and reduces transparency.
The censorship of our valuable regional news media organisations is an affront to our democratic process, particularly during an election period and is an insult to our hard working local journalists.
We urge the Federal Government and Facebook to resolve this matter urgently.
The Nationals WA are considering our position regarding future use of Facebook owned platforms and advertising revenue.
You can continue to access ABC news via www.abc.net.au/news
The Bureau of Meteorology via www.bom.gov.au/wa
DFES via: www.emergency.wa.gov.au