Labor cuts target vulnerable regional students

The McGowan Government will axe more than 20 regional education staff who support and assist indigenous families and students.    Aboriginal education consultants, coordinators and liaison officers comprise two-thirds of Labor’s targeted regional education jobs cull. The Nationals WA Leader Mia Davies expressed grave concern at the nature of the cuts. “At a time when…

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GST fix will require political courage

Western Australia’s GST mess will not be resolved until the McGowan Government persuades its Labor comrades in Canberra to commit to a solution. Treasury spokesperson Terry Redman presented at today’s Productivity Commission hearing into the GST distribution system, held in Perth. The Nationals were encouraged by the Commission’s draft report, released last month, which recommended…

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Transparency wiped off the map as Labor tries to mask regional cuts

Labor’s crusade against Royalties for Regions has escalated after the McGowan Government torpedoed an interactive map allowing regional Western Australians to view where investment was being targeted. The interactive map – previously located at http://rfrmap.drd.wa.gov.au/ – was launched by The Nationals while in government as a way of providing transparent and readily accessible data about…

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