Your Choice, Your Voice: Community to pick Nats’ Albany candidate

The Nationals WA are set to enlist the community as part of a grassroots push to select their candidate for Albany to contest the March 2021 State election. In Albany today to make the announcement, Leader Mia Davies said the Party would be running a community preselection to identify its candidate. Ms Davies said Albany…

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COVID-19 preparedness and response needs special inquiry

The Nationals WA are calling on the State Government to convene a special inquiry examining the State’s preparedness and response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Leader Mia Davies said special inquiries were common after major emergencies or events impacting Western Australia and called for one to review the COVID-19 response once the State of Emergency declaration…

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Nationals call for EIS supercharge to support WA’s economic recovery

Leader of The Nationals WA Mia Davies says the time is right to supercharge the Exploration Incentive Scheme (EIS), which the Labor Government threatened to de-fund in 2018. Ms Davies said the mining and mineral exploration industry, which supports around 100,000 FTE in WA, was often one of the first casualties of the resources sector…

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Education Minister must ease boarding school rules

Parents and families with children returning to boarding school this week remain concerned about the restrictions on students’ movements once back at school say The Nationals WA. Leader Mia Davies said the news most boarding students could return to school after the easing of COVID-19 restrictions was welcome but said one of the conditions had…

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Nationals commit to dedicated Geraldton-based rescue chopper

The Nationals WA will commit $30 million towards establishing a dedicated emergency rescue helicopter in Geraldton if returned to government in 2021. Leader Mia Davies joined local MP Ian Blayney and other National party colleagues today in the regional city to make the announcement. “Having a rescue helicopter stationed in Geraldton would provide a life-saving…

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Nationals pledge to crack down on rural crime and restore Rural Stock Squad

The Nationals WA will significantly increase penalties for trespass, bring back the Rural Stock Squad and reform drone legislation to provide greater protection for regional communities if returned to Government in 2021. Leader Mia Davies said regional communities had been crying out for additional police support and stronger deterrents after a spike in trespass offences…

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Bringing BAHA back on The Nationals WA agenda

A new policy launched by The Nationals WA today will more than double the Boarding Away from Home Allowance (BAHA) if they form government in 2021. The BAHA commitment announced by Leader Mia Davies will increase payments to $3132 per eligible student from 2022 and be indexed to CPI year on year thereafter. Ms Davies…

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Nationals pledge free VacSwim for regional families

The Nationals WA will make VacSwim free for children and families in regional WA and expand the program to more locations if returned to Government next year. Leader Mia Davies said the policy was developed with the support of Royal Life Saving WA and was partly aimed to help reduce drownings in regional areas. “The…

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Our commitment to reinforcing Royalties for Regions

Leader Mia Davies has promised The Nationals WA in government will end the great Labor Royalties for Regions rip-off and return the State’s iconic regional development program to its full potential. In an address to the Party’s State Conference in Exmouth today, Ms Davies outlined a series of policies The Nationals WA will take to…

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