Labor’s Geraldton hospital upgrade will face pressure after just two years: Nats

The Nationals WA have again questioned the McGowan Government’s ability to provide long-term solutions and adequate health services in Geraldton after a document revealed Labor’s planned hospital upgrade would fail to meet demand within two years of completion. Leader Mia Davies, who is in Geraldton this week meeting community groups and stakeholders, said a forensic investigation of Labor’s plans by Health spokesperson Martin Aldridge had revealed the…

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Regional WA fights to secure another McGowan backflip

The Nationals WA have welcomed the McGowan Government’s latest backflip which will see Labor discard its ill-advised plot to seize control of 1,385 tonnes of WA’s annual lobster catch. Leader Mia Davies said the McGowan Government had again put industry and regional communities through unnecessary grief by failing to consult in the first place. “It’s…

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Davies congratulates Grant Woodhams AM

The Nationals WA have congratulated former MP Grant Woodhams on becoming a Member (AM) of the order of Australia in the general division.  Leader Mia Davies said Mr Woodhams – or “Woody” as he was affectionately known to his Party colleagues – was a true champion of the bush. “Woody represented The Nationals WA in…

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Labor fails Albany on Ring Road

The McGowan Government has jeopardised the Great Southern’s economic development by dragging its heels on submitting a business case for the completion of the Albany Ring Road. Leader Mia Davies said the fact it took Labor almost two years to submit a business case to Infrastructure Australia for the final stages of the Ring Road…

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Labor ignores Pilbara student safety concerns

The Nationals WA have accused the Education Minister of “papering over the cracks” at Hedland Senior High School after allocating just $500,000 to fix a litany of infrastructure issues at the South Hedland campus. Education spokesperson Peter Rundle brought attention to the problems facing Hedland SHS last year when he publicly detailed the findings of…

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CRCs lose in Labor’s latest round of cuts

Community Resource Centres across regional WA will be forced to fight to retain training funds under a perverse new system orchestrated by the McGowan Government. Labor’s $2 million Regional Traineeship Program will pit more than 100 CRCs – and 22 eligible local governments – against one another to win funding of up to $30,000. Leader…

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Nats condemn guerrilla tactics of animal activists

The Nationals WA have condemned the latest attempt by vigilante animal activists to harass and intimidate West Australian farmers. Leader Mia Davies said the publication of an “attack map” listing the locations and contact details of farmers was an invasion of privacy and potentially putting the safety of individuals at risk. Ms Davies said bio-security…

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