Nationals call for clampdown on shoppers raiding country supermarkets

The Nationals WA are calling for greater co-ordination and support for regional supermarkets facing large numbers of shoppers from outside their district ‘raiding’ local supplies. It comes after a number of reports of supermarket, grocery store and pharmacy shelves being cleaned out of stock by panic buyers in country towns including Brookton, Denmark, Moora, Merredin,…

Nationals commit to dedicated Geraldton-based rescue chopper

The Nationals WA will commit $30 million towards establishing a dedicated emergency rescue helicopter in Geraldton if returned to government in 2021. Leader Mia Davies joined local MP Ian Blayney and other National party colleagues today in the regional city to make the announcement. “Having a rescue helicopter stationed in Geraldton would provide a life-saving…

Co-operative funding to boost WA agricultural businesses and communities

The Nationals WA Leader Mia Davies has welcomed new Federal Government funding for co-operatives that will foster regional business development and boost the economies of rural communities. Ms Davies joined Minister for Agriculture Senator Bridget McKenzie as she announced $2.5 million for the Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals (BCCM) Southern Cross University $500,000 to…

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…