Nats welcome McGowan backflip but the fight rages on

The McGowan Government’s partial reversal of its cruel suite of education cuts is a show of regional Western Australia’s “people power”, according to The Nationals WA Leader Mia Davies. Ms Davies said The Nationals remained disappointed that a number of Labor’s cuts would still go ahead, including the closure of five regional camp schools and…

McGowan kills 400+ jobs just in time for Christmas

Christmas is ruined for more than 400 Western Australians and their families after the McGowan Government slammed the door on two new iron ore mines in the Yilgarn.  In a direct contradiction to the Premier’s election promise to create employment, Mark McGowan today slashed 420 jobs by rejecting Mineral Resources’ proposal to develop the Jackson…

Labor cuts target vulnerable regional students

The McGowan Government will axe more than 20 regional education staff who support and assist indigenous families and students.    Aboriginal education consultants, coordinators and liaison officers comprise two-thirds of Labor’s targeted regional education jobs cull. The Nationals WA Leader Mia Davies expressed grave concern at the nature of the cuts. “At a time when…

GST fix will require political courage

Western Australia’s GST mess will not be resolved until the McGowan Government persuades its Labor comrades in Canberra to commit to a solution. Treasury spokesperson Terry Redman presented at today’s Productivity Commission hearing into the GST distribution system, held in Perth. The Nationals were encouraged by the Commission’s draft report, released last month, which recommended…