The Nationals WA to give PATS a much-needed booster shot

The Nationals WA will ensure access to specialist medical care is more equitable for regional West Australians by boosting the Patient Assisted Travel Scheme (PATS) to bring it in line with patient, community and health sector expectations. The $58 million commitment announced by Leader Mia Davies with candidate for Kalgoorlie Rowena Olsen in the Goldfields…

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The Nationals WA put coastal erosion back on the agenda

A new policy launched by The Nationals WA will put the management of coastal erosion back on the agenda if they form government in 2021. Leader Mia Davies said $50 million of Royalties for Region funding would be made available for regional local governments, coast care and other community groups to fund programs and initiatives…

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The Nationals WA will give Country Age Pension Fuel Card a boost

The Nationals WA will boost the Country Age Pension Fuel Card if returned to Government in March 2021. Making the commitment in Albany today, Leader Mia Davies said $20 million of Royalties for Regions funding would be committed to boosting card values from $575 to $600 and re-linking it to the Consumer Price Index (CPI)…

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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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