Central Wheatbelt farmers get second chance at Federal drought mitigation funding

Local Member Mia Davies MLA has welcomed the Federal Government’s decision to double funding to a program helping Central Wheatbelt farmers, pastoralists and horticulturalists mitigate the effects of drought. Ms Davies said an extra $50 million for the On-Farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate Scheme would allow producers who missed out on rebates to reapply before…

Split flawed animal welfare/trespass Bill or we’ll introduce our own: Nationals

The Nationals WA have outlined a series of amendments to the State Government’s controversial Animal Welfare and Trespass Legislation Amendment Bill 2020 aimed at improving the Bill in line with community and industry expectations. Leader Mia Davies said debate had commenced on the legislation in Parliament this week with The Nationals WA introducing amendments to…

Redman calls for industry taskforce to address worker shortages

Member for Warren-Blackwood Terry Redman is calling on the State Government to set up an industry taskforce to develop strategies that address the looming shortage of regional workers. The Nationals WA support the current hard border which provides a strong safeguard against community transmission of COVID-19 but understand the importance of keeping our agricultural, horticultural…

Landowners want biosecurity levy eradicated

Farmers and community members are outraged by the threatening letter they received from the Office of State Revenue demanding payment of the biosecurity levy. Member for Warren-Blackwood, Terry Redman, said the levy has been an ongoing issue since Minister MacTiernan introduced it in the South West. The Biosecurity and Agriculture Management Act 2007 allows for…