Opposition welcomes funding package for Seroja-affected communities

The Opposition has welcomed the record $104 million disaster recovery package being made available to communities impacted by Ex-Tropical Cyclone Seroja, jointly funded by the State and Federal Government.    Opposition Leader Mia Davies said the recovery package was much needed given the communities impacted were still reeling from the most significant natural disaster WA had seen in recent years.   “It has been more than 100…

Cyclone-affected communities need extra financial help more than 100 days since Seroja hit

The Opposition has expressed its disappointment in the little financial assistance for cyclone-affected communities, more than 100 days since Tropical Cyclone Seroja crossed Western Australia’s coast. Acting Opposition Leader and Member for Moore Shane Love said while some funding has been provided, support for the impacted towns and regions have been left wanting by the…

Geraldton Hospital protocol breach leaves many unanswered questions

Shadow Regional Health Minister Martin Aldridge has demanded answers from the State Government after a breach in COVID-19 protocols at Geraldton Regional Hospital put frontline health workers and patients at risk this week. The incident occurred after a COVID-infected crew member was transferred from the MV Emerald Indah ship to Geraldton Regional Hospital. “It’s incredibly…

Appreciation for emergency response acknowledged in Upper House

Shadow Minister for Emergency Services and Member for the Agricultural Region Hon Martin Aldridge MLC yesterday expressed his gratitude for all those who selflessly supported regional communities during recent disastrous events. “In the first four months of 2021, regional communities faced devastating weather events – Tropical Cyclone Seroja, the Wooroloo bushfires and a number of…