Container Deposit Scheme to benefit regional WA’s recyclers

Western Australia’s environment and recyclers are set to benefit from a container deposit scheme, announced this morning by the Premier and Minister for Environment. Nationals WA Member for the Agricultural Region, Hon Martin Aldridge MLC welcomed the announcement, pointing to the obvious environmental benefits. “Container deposit schemes across the country have had proven success at…

Protections for volunteer firefighters introduced

Volunteer and retired career firefighters who are diagnosed with cancer will soon have greater access to compensation, following the introduction of a compensation bill last week. Member for the Agricultural Region, Martin Aldridge MLC welcomed last Wednesday’s introduction of the Firefighters and Emergency Volunteers Legislation Amendment (Compensation) Bill 2016 into the lower house, which reverses…

Road Trauma Trust Account funding welcomed

Nationals MPs have welcomed an increase in expenditure through the Road Trauma Trust Account (RTTA) in this year’s State Budget. Member for the Agricultural Region Martin Aldridge MLC and Member for Central Wheatbelt Mia Davies MLA said the record $146million spend was a result of a concerted campaign for the Road Safety Minister to increasingly…

Pingelly and Cunderdin to revolutionise aged care

Local MPs Mia Davies MLA and Martin Aldridge MLC have welcomed the announcement that Pingelly and Cunderdin have embraced a new model of care for older people. The innovative project, which will receive $4.75million from the Royalties for Regions-funded Southern Inland Health Initiative, will see new accommodation built to provide appropriate care for older people.…

Private Members Bill to create new Legislative Assembly electorates

The Nationals WA will introduce legislation to Parliament today aimed at the creation of two additional electoral districts in Western Australia. Member for the Agricultural Region, Martin Aldridge MLC, will table the Constitution and Electoral Amendment Bill 2016 during Private Members Business today. The Bill will allow the creation of two additional Legislative Assembly districts…