Split flawed animal welfare/trespass Bill or we’ll introduce our own: Nationals

The Nationals WA have outlined a series of amendments to the State Government’s controversial Animal Welfare and Trespass Legislation Amendment Bill 2020 aimed at improving the Bill in line with community and industry expectations. Leader Mia Davies said debate had commenced on the legislation in Parliament this week with The Nationals WA introducing amendments to…

Labor’s carrot and stick activist legislation fails farming sector

The Nationals WA have accused the State Government of introducing “carrot and stick” legislation to increase penalties for criminal trespass at the cost of farmers being subjected to severe scrutiny. Agriculture spokesperson Colin de Grussa said Animal Welfare and Trespass Legislation Amendment Bill 2020 had muddied the waters between two separate and distinct challenges for…

Education Minister must ease boarding school rules

Parents and families with children returning to boarding school this week remain concerned about the restrictions on students’ movements once back at school say The Nationals WA. Leader Mia Davies said the news most boarding students could return to school after the easing of COVID-19 restrictions was welcome but said one of the conditions had…

Boarders left in dark over return to school

Students attending regional residential and agricultural colleges are still waiting for advice from the State Government on a return date as all other schools commence today, according to The Nationals WA. Leader Mia Davies said while thousands of children return to classrooms across the State this morning following the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions, many in…