Karratha left in limbo as McGowan buckles

The Nationals WA fear Karratha will be reduced to a FIFO outpost after Mark McGowan buckled to Woodside’s demands for a new 700-bed camp in the Pilbara town. Leader Mia Davies said the Premier had punched a significant hole in Karratha’s aspirations to be Western Australia’s first true city of the north. “The message the…

Details

Wyatt’s budget rotten at the core

The McGowan Government continues to raid Royalties for Regions to pay for day-to-day government services. Leader Mia Davies has slammed Treasurer Ben Wyatt for a smoke-and-mirrors Budget which seeks to build a surplus on the back of cost-shifting more than $1 billion of core services into Royalties for Regions over the next four years. Labor…

Details

Regional WA always loses in Labor’s budget games

The Labor Government is on notice with The Nationals WA warning any further moves to dismantle regional services and cut funding from the bush will incur an electoral backlash come 2021. Leader Mia Davies said regional communities had endured a difficult 14 months since Labor took power. “Look at what the community has already had…

Details

Deal with miners before selling Landgate

Confidential property ownership details and valuable aggregated data could be exposed if the Labor State Government’s plans to privatise the land title registry component of Landgate go ahead. The Nationals WA Leader Mia Davies said Treasurer Ben Wyatt had swept his party’s strong anti-privatisation sentiment under the rug to make way for the sale of…

Details

Labor’s crocodile tears won’t save CRCs

The Nationals WA continue to pile pressure on the McGowan Government over Labor’s proposal to cut funding for Community Resource Centres in half. Leader Mia Davies, along with Warren-Blackwood MP Terry Redman and Roe MP Peter Rundle, today presented the Government with petitions featuring more than 1000 signatures protesting the CRC cuts. It comes after…

Details

Water for Food Myalup-Wellington project a game changer for the South West

The Nationals WA have welcomed today’s announcement of Federal funding for the Water for Food Myalup-Wellington project, kick-started by Royalties for Regions and The Nationals in Government. Leader Mia Davies said the long-held ambition of reducing salinity levels in Wellington Dam was championed by The Nationals as part of an initiative to expand irrigated agriculture in WA…

Details

Community rallies to support camp schools

The Nationals WA joined community members from across the South West today at a rally in Bunbury to express their strong support for camp schools. About 100 people including The Nationals WA Leader Mia Davies, Warren Blackwood MP Terry Redman and local MP Colin Holt gathered outside Labor MP Adele Farina’s Bunbury office. Ms Davies,…

Details