Water Relief for Grass Patch

The Nationals WA agriculture spokesperson Colin de Grussa MLC has welcomed today’s announcement officially declaring water deficiency in Grass Patch.   Water deficiency was also declared in the Jerramungup North area, and water will begin to be carted to the two locations from tomorrow.   Mr de Grussa said he was relieved the farmers in…

Collie Fire Trucks

Collie community sees red after local businesses denied fire truck contract

The Nationals WA have accused the McGowan Government of undercutting regional businesses by awarding a $125 million firefighting equipment contract to a Perth manufacturer. Member for Roe Peter Rundle said it was bewildering the Malaga-based company had been granted the contract and then been provided with an extra $2.5 million to establish a manufacturing operation…

Ag curriculum to foster understanding & promote career pathways

The Nationals WA will seek to include mandatory agriculture units in the WA curriculum after a motion was successfully passed at the Party’s State Conference in Exmouth last weekend. Education spokesperson Peter Rundle said the introduction of a compulsory agriculture curriculum in primary and secondary schools would have many benefits. “A greater emphasis on agriculture…