Opposition welcomes funding package for Seroja-affected communities

The Opposition has welcomed the record $104 million disaster recovery package being made available to communities impacted by Ex-Tropical Cyclone Seroja, jointly funded by the State and Federal Government.    Opposition Leader Mia Davies said the recovery package was much needed given the communities impacted were still reeling from the most significant natural disaster WA had seen in recent years.   “It has been more than 100…

Cyclone-affected communities need extra financial help more than 100 days since Seroja hit

The Opposition has expressed its disappointment in the little financial assistance for cyclone-affected communities, more than 100 days since Tropical Cyclone Seroja crossed Western Australia’s coast. Acting Opposition Leader and Member for Moore Shane Love said while some funding has been provided, support for the impacted towns and regions have been left wanting by the…

Small businesses unable to access lockdown support under tough grant criteria

The Opposition has criticised the Labor Government’s criteria for the latest round of lockdown grants that leaves some small businesses behind and unable to access funding. Shadow Tourism Minister Vince Catania said the eligibility rules around the $3000 one-off cash grant is restricting companies who do not fall under certain industry categories. “The stipulated requirements mean…

Labor’s broken promise risks leaving subcontractors out of pocket

Tradies owed hundreds of thousands of dollars by construction giant Pindan claim they haven’t been paid for months, leading to renewed calls for the State Government to provide greater protections. Shadow Commerce Minister Vince Catania said rumours and speculation regarding Pindan Group’s financial future were causing concern for many subcontractors across WA awaiting significant payments…