Redman calls for industry taskforce to address worker shortages

Member for Warren-Blackwood Terry Redman is calling on the State Government to set up an industry taskforce to develop strategies that address the looming shortage of regional workers. The Nationals WA support the current hard border which provides a strong safeguard against community transmission of COVID-19 but understand the importance of keeping our agricultural, horticultural…

Minister denies knowing about accommodation price gouging

The State Tourism Minister has pleaded ignorance over the growing trend of overseas accommodation booking platforms price gouging at the expense of accommodation providers’ reputation in the South West. Member for Warren-Blackwood Terry Redman said booking platforms were dialing up the cost and taking a larger proportional cut of accommodation nights while providers only received…

Landowners want biosecurity levy eradicated

Farmers and community members are outraged by the threatening letter they received from the Office of State Revenue demanding payment of the biosecurity levy. Member for Warren-Blackwood, Terry Redman, said the levy has been an ongoing issue since Minister MacTiernan introduced it in the South West. The Biosecurity and Agriculture Management Act 2007 allows for…

National Volunteer Week 2020

Volunteering comes in many guises. Some volunteers are visible because of their uniform, whilst many others work quietly behind the scenes and are not necessarily acknowledged.  It is the wide range of contributions provided by volunteers that make our communities strong and vibrant places to live. The volunteers in uniforms often work in dangerous or…

Forestry Minister ring-barks jobs

Member for Warren-Blackwood, Terry Redman has been shocked at the State Government’s intervention to close down a legitimate jarrah harvesting operation in the Dalgarup Forrest near Bridgetown at the behest of a few protestors. The Ministers for Forestry and the Environment have interfered at the highest levels in an approved business arrangement despite its own…

Nationals support short-stay accommodation registration process

Member for Warren-Blackwood Terry Redman has called on the State Government to prioritise the registration process for short-stay accommodation providers as the local tourism industry strives to recover from the impacts of COVID-19 restrictions. Mr Redman was a member of the Parliamentary committee that undertook an inquiry into the short-stay accommodation sector, focusing on online…