Labor ignores Pilbara student safety concerns

The Nationals WA have accused the Education Minister of “papering over the cracks” at Hedland Senior High School after allocating just $500,000 to fix a litany of infrastructure issues at the South Hedland campus. Education spokesperson Peter Rundle brought attention to the problems facing Hedland SHS last year when he publicly detailed the findings of…

CRCs lose in Labor’s latest round of cuts

Community Resource Centres across regional WA will be forced to fight to retain training funds under a perverse new system orchestrated by the McGowan Government. Labor’s $2 million Regional Traineeship Program will pit more than 100 CRCs – and 22 eligible local governments – against one another to win funding of up to $30,000. Leader…

Nats condemn guerrilla tactics of animal activists

The Nationals WA have condemned the latest attempt by vigilante animal activists to harass and intimidate West Australian farmers. Leader Mia Davies said the publication of an “attack map” listing the locations and contact details of farmers was an invasion of privacy and potentially putting the safety of individuals at risk. Ms Davies said bio-security…

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Labor’s shambolic lobster plans laid bare

The Nationals WA have criticised the McGowan Government for its shambolic consultation process as Labor pushes ahead with plans to seize a stake in the Western Rock Lobster Fishery. Leader Mia Davies yesterday joined fisheries spokesperson Colin de Grussa and fellow Nationals MPs at the Geraldton Fishermen’s Co-operative to discuss the impact of the State…

Damning evidence of FIFO impacts released in report

The findings of a fresh report into the impact of FIFO on mental health provides a compelling reason for resource companies to shift towards residential workforces, according to The Nationals WA. Released today, the report was commissioned by the Mental Health Commission and led by Curtin University’s Centre for Transformative Work Design. Leader Mia Davies said the…