Geraldton MP to lead Regional Cities portfolio

Nationals Geraldton MP Ian Blayney will take on a newly created Regional Cities portfolio, providing a strong focus on the economic and social development of regional centres across the State. Announcing the portfolio changes, Leader Mia Davies said the State’s regional cities were home to 250,000 people – half the population of regional WA –…

Vale Tim Fischer

Vale Tim Fischer – Former Nationals Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Today The Nationals WA mourn the passing of former Nationals Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Hon Tim Fischer AC. Known as ‘The Boy from Boree Creek’, Tim was Leader of The National Party from 1990-1999, Deputy Prime Minister in the Howard Government from 1996…

Aldridge welcomes expanded vaccinations by pharmacists

West Australians will be able to get vaccinated against illnesses such as whooping cough, measles and meningococcal disease at their local pharmacy from 1 August 2019 following changes made by the State Government. Nationals spokesperson for health Martin Aldridge welcomed the move and recognised the important healthcare contribution community pharmacies make to regional communities. “The…

Lacklustre leadership leaves DPIRD staff leaking confidence

The Nationals WA have used the Parliament to call on the McGowan Labor Government to immediately take action in response to overwhelming job losses and rife mental health concerns plaguing the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD). Agriculture spokesperson Colin de Grussa yesterday moved a motion regarding the significant adverse impact machinery of…

Unspent RfR funds could fix coastal erosion

Moore MP Shane Love MLA has called on the McGowan government to use Royalties for Regions funding to address coastal erosion in regional areas. The move follows the recent release of the report, Assessment of Coastal Erosion Hotspots in WA which detailed 55 hotspots across the state – 40 of them in regional WA. Speaking…