Statement on live export

This statement was provided exclusively to the Farm Weekly following the live export meeting in Katanning on 20 July 2018. I have an abiding and deep respect for anyone that makes a living off the land. Farming is in my blood, and while I am not a farmer, my connection to agriculture runs deep on…

Nats take FIFO fight to the floor of State Parliament

The Nationals WA have taken the Karratha community’s fight against a new 700-bed FIFO camp to the floor of State Parliament. Leader Mia Davies moved a motion in the Legislative Assembly this evening to condemn the McGowan Government for rubber-stamping Woodside’s proposal to build a camp at Bay Village against the community’s wishes. A City…

Karratha left in limbo as McGowan buckles

The Nationals WA fear Karratha will be reduced to a FIFO outpost after Mark McGowan buckled to Woodside’s demands for a new 700-bed camp in the Pilbara town. Leader Mia Davies said the Premier had punched a significant hole in Karratha’s aspirations to be Western Australia’s first true city of the north. “The message the…

Wyatt’s budget rotten at the core

The McGowan Government continues to raid Royalties for Regions to pay for day-to-day government services. Leader Mia Davies has slammed Treasurer Ben Wyatt for a smoke-and-mirrors Budget which seeks to build a surplus on the back of cost-shifting more than $1 billion of core services into Royalties for Regions over the next four years. Labor…

Regional WA always loses in Labor’s budget games

The Labor Government is on notice with The Nationals WA warning any further moves to dismantle regional services and cut funding from the bush will incur an electoral backlash come 2021. Leader Mia Davies said regional communities had endured a difficult 14 months since Labor took power. “Look at what the community has already had…

Deal with miners before selling Landgate

Confidential property ownership details and valuable aggregated data could be exposed if the Labor State Government’s plans to privatise the land title registry component of Landgate go ahead. The Nationals WA Leader Mia Davies said Treasurer Ben Wyatt had swept his party’s strong anti-privatisation sentiment under the rug to make way for the sale of…