Hastings Yangibana project – boost for jobs & growth in Gascoyne & Onslow with Federal Government $140m loan

Member for North West Central, Vince Catania has welcomed the Federal Government’s decision to allocate $140 million through the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) for the construction of the Hastings Yangibana rare earth project in the Gascoyne region. Vince said “I’ve been lobbying the Federal Government to assist the Hastings Yangibana project with NAIF funding…

Tourism industry needs certainty and access to essential workers

Shadow Tourism Minister Vince Catania has called for the Labor Government to show empathy towards the tourism industry and small businesses, who continue to face financial hardship due to ongoing uncertainty around COVID-19 measures. Mr Catania said the Premier’s sudden ‘backflip’ on the re-opening date and retraction of the Safe Transition Plan dashed the hopes…

In-depth consultation needed following passing of Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Bill

The Opposition has called for in-depth consultation during the development of regulations for the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Bill 2021, after the legislation passed through Parliament last night. Shadow Aboriginal Affairs Minister Vince Catania said Labor rammed the highly sensitive and important bill through Parliament, ignoring proper process, so extensive meetings must occur before rules are…