Nationals Rescue Chopper

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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BAHA

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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Wundowie Swimming Pool

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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Regional WA Deserves Better

The Nationals WA are fighting hard for regional families, businesses and communities.

But the recent State Budget shows the McGowan Labor Government only cares about Perth – announcing new funding for projects like Metronet and the redevelopment of the East Perth Power Station, while essential services in the regions, including local hospitals and schools are neglected.

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Ag Colleges

Protecting our Agricultural Colleges

Agricultural education in WA is at risk

As part of its sweeping, unconsidered and ill-conceived regional education cuts, the McGowan Labor Government wants to take 20 per cent of the Agricultural Education Farm Provisions Trust each year and return it to consolidated revenue.

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Regional Students Matter

Regional Students Still Matter

Don’t let the McGowan Government continue its attack on regional education

The Regional Students Matter campaign has fired up again, calling on all of regional WA to send a strong message to the McGowan Government that this latest suite of attacks to regional education is not acceptable.

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Regional Students Matter

Regional Students Matter

Don’t let the McGowan Government strip BAHA funding

The Regional Students Matter campaign is sending a loud message to the McGowan Government that cuts to the Boarding Away From Home Allowance (BAHA) are cruel and unfair.

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