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…

Drought plagued farmers still in rent limbo

The Nationals WA Deputy Leader Jacqui Boydell has called on the Labor Government to heed the call to provide relief from rent payments and shire rates for drought-affected pastoralists. Ms Boydell said much-needed Federal drought assistance was being kept from the reach of pastoralists in the Mining and Pastoral Region because of the technicalities involved…

Time for State Government to step up for drought communities

The McGowan Labor Government is failing pastoralists, farmers and regional communities battling drought across the State. Nationals WA Leader Mia Davies, who joined Member for North West Central Vince Catania and Federal Drought Minister David Littleproud for community meetings in Meekatharra and Kalgoorlie-Boulder, said the Minister’s visit was welcomed and appreciated as the pastoralists and…