Local furniture designers showcase WA timbers

WA’s sustainably managed native hardwoods showcased over the weekend at Furnitex & Design 2016 in Brisbane Local furniture makers win awards at showcase Forestry Minister Mia Davies has congratulated Western Australian companies and designers for winning a number of coveted awards at the Australian Furniture Industry Awards and Australian Contemporary Emerging Design Awards in Brisbane…

Exmouth celebrates community through sport

Exmouth Festival of Sport introduces new and loved sports to youth Festival brings communities together to be active Exmouth will be full of slam dunks and ollies this weekend when the regional town kicks off its Festival of Sport. Sport and Recreation Minister Mia Davies opened the festival today and congratulated the Gascoyne town for…

Premier farewells Western Australian Olympians

About 36 West Australians to represent Australia in Rio Premier Colin Barnett and Sport and Recreation Minister Mia Davies will officially farewell the Western Australian athletes going to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games next month. At a dinner at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre tonight, the Premier will congratulate the athletes on their sacrifice…

Watering WA to secure local water sources

Building water capacity by funding new and improved infrastructure Supporting dryland agricultural regional communities and economies Made possible by Liberal National Government’s Royalties for Regions program A Liberal National Government plan to secure regional water supplies for community and agricultural use and support healthy, sustainable environments has been unveiled. Water Minister Mia Davies and Regional…

Suicide Prevention Coordinator for the Wheatbelt

Member for Central Wheatbelt Mia Davies MLA has welcomed the announcement of a suicide prevention co-ordinator for the Wheatbelt. The Minister for Mental Health has confirmed the Mental Health Commission has signed an agreement with Holyoake in the Wheatbelt to deliver the service. “The role of the co-ordinator will be to assist services on the…

Merredin, Hyden to benefit from new courts

Merredin and Hyden are set for upgrades to sports courts thanks to over $40,000 in grants through the State Government’s Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF). Announcing the grants last week, Member for Central Wheatbelt and Minister for Sport and Recreation Hon Mia Davies MLA said 19 projects across the State, including 13 in…

Nationals MPs issue event challenge to WA tourists

Five events in the greater Avon region have secured sponsorship through the 2016/17 Royalties for Regions-funded Regional Events Scheme (RES), and Nationals MPs want you to give them a go. The Avon Descent, Beverley Heroic, York Gourmet Food and Wine Festival, Northam Motorsport Festival and York Motorsport Festival were announced yesterday as local recipients of…

STATE BUDGET 2016-17

The 2016-17 State Budget was been handed down by the Treasurer in State Parliament yesterday. Ms Davies said the Treasurer’s speech outlined the exceptional circumstances the State has faced over the past eight years, pointing to the downturn in commodity prices, a perverse GST system that has delivered the lowest ever return in our tax…

Wheatbelt tours will be music to locals’ ears

Wheatbelt audiences will be able to enjoy a series of music tours and workshops, thanks to the State Government’s Regional Touring Boost program, funded through Royalties for Regions. Local Member for Central Wheatbelt Mia Davies MLA said the Western Australian Music Industry Association had received $62,400 towards visits to Bencubbin, Nungarin, Quindanning, Kellerberrin, Dowerin, Narrogin,…

Speech: Patrick Dodson appointed to the Senate

MS M.J. DAVIES (Central Wheatbelt — Deputy Leader of the National Party) [11.15 am]: Mr President, thank you very much. On behalf of my National Party colleagues, I have much pleasure in supporting this motion. The Nationals believe Patrick Dodson transcends partisan politics and, in our view, will bring to the Australian Parliament a unique…