December swimming program back on for 11 country towns

A campaign spearheaded by The Nationals WA to reinstate VacSwim classes to several regional communities has triumphed with the Education Minister forced into another embarrassing backflip. The Education Department had cut 11 rural centres from this summer’s important school holiday swimming program. But after a wave of protest from families, local governments and The Nationals…

Labor excludes key communities from consultation

The Nationals WA have called on the McGowan Government to deliver additional information and consultation sessions right across regional Western Australia, after a number of locations were omitted from the State Government’s proposed Work Health and Safety Act for Western Australia consultation schedule. Leader Mia Davies said the Minister for Industrial Relations announced the McGowan…

Labor sells out racing industry

The Labor Government has delivered a harsh “take it or leave it” message to WA’s racing industry shortchanging them by millions of dollars. Under the legislation pushed through Parliament yesterday, just 35 per cent from the sale of the TAB will go to the racing industry, with the rest being used to patch up budget…

Still no legislation to protect farmers

The State Government has broken its promise to deliver legislation aimed at deterring animal activists as a priority, with Premier Mark McGowan admitting no legislation had been drafted and refusing to commit to a timeframe for its introduction. In Parliament this week, Leader of The Nationals WA Mia Davies accused the McGowan Government of dragging…