State Budget reveals agriculture not a priority for McGowan Labor Government

The Opposition has welcomed the Government’s $25 million commitment to a new agriculture project called ‘The Western Australian Agricultural Collaboration (WAAC)’ but seeks clarity on its objectives. Shadow Agriculture and Food Minister Colin de Grussa said while he acknowledged the WAAC seeks to partner research bodies and universities, there was still a lack of detail…

Skilled workforce ready for action

The Opposition has commended organisers of the 8th annual Military to Civilian Career Summit, held at Irwin Barracks in Perth. The summit was delivered through a partnership between veteran charity Working Spirit and RSLWA, and was attended by over 40 businesses, organisations, and veteran support services. Opposition Leader Mia Davies said the event created a…

Labor falls short on animal welfare

Shadow Agriculture and Food Minister Colin de Grussa has called for an investigation into why a Government department failed to act when notified of animal welfare issues, following devastating fires in the Wheatbelt. Mr de Grussa said the Minister for Agriculture and Food and her Department have hidden behind bureaucratic processes rather than addressing significant…