Election 2013 Western Australia March 9

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Leisure Matters

$20m for Joondalup Arena expansion

Liberal Statement

A Liberal Government, if re-elected, will transform community sporting facilities in Joondalup with a comprehensive plan to build a new home for the West Perth Football Club, new facilities for the Wanneroo Basketball Association, 10 more outdoor netball courts and a rugby field.
 
“The Liberals recognise that quality local sporting facilities are an essential part of building and maintaining healthy communities,” Premier Colin Barnett said.

Gambling, Sports and Colin Barnett’s Hypocrisy

Kevin Morgan Independent Candidate for Cottesloe

Colin Barnett lamenting that our kids are being “deluged with enticement about gambling”, while proposing to build a new sports stadium next to the Casino, is a breathtaking show of hypocrisy.

How can he complain gambling advertising is ruining our kids (as it is) without realising it’s just as harmful to make them walk past Crown’s flashing gaming halls whenever they go to see big sports stars playing at big sports events?

Funding increase set for regional arts

Nationals Statement

Local Member and Nationals WA Candidate for Warren Blackwood Terry Redman says the Nationals’ plan to  increase investment into regional arts .will assist artistic and cultural endeavours in regional communities like Denmark  

The Nationals WA will boost funding by up to $16 million over four years to support regional and indigenous arts and cultural groups, entertainment centres, and individual projects, should the party retain the balance of power following the State election in March.

More funding for local sports clubs and athletes

Nationals Announcement

Nationals WA candidate for Moore, Shane Love today said The Nationals’ would provide funding to support talented athletes and help sporting clubs in regional WA access equipment.

Mr Love said the Junior Representative Travel Assistance Program and the Community Sports Equipment Grants recognized the importance of sports in regional communities and would encourage participation.

Every family needs a home

source Football West

The WA Football Family needs a new home. Football West Chief Executive Peter Hugg explains why we need your support.

They say that sport and politics should never be mixed and, as much as possible throughout my career, I have tried to heed this general creed. However, one strong belief I do have, and will continue to communicate, is that government has a responsibility to fund sport and the associated community facilities because of the benefits they bring to society.

More freedom for restaurants and bars

Liberal Announcement

A Liberal Government, if re-elected, will give people the ability to purchase alcohol without a meal at restaurants and also end an out-dated restriction which places an unnecessary burden on some bars with alfresco areas.

Premier Colin Barnett said Western Australia was maturing into a modern and culturally diverse State and some out-dated licensing conventions were overdue for change.

Why No Concessions for Senior Shooters

Shooters and Fishers party Chairman Rick Mazza, has called on the Government to provide concessions on firearm licenses and application fees for senior shooters.

He said it was discriminatory to provide literally dozens of concessions for seniors on various fees and licences, and not include senior shooters.

State Government commits to future of PCYCs

Liberal Announcement

The Liberal National Government has reaffirmed its commitment to the future of the PCYC following a comprehensive review of the PCYC Federation.

Police Minister Liza Harvey today released a State Government-commissioned review, which was undertaken by former Director General of Education, Peter Browne.

Safety boost for rock fishers

Liberal Announcement

A Liberal Government if re-elected would provide $300,000 over three years to provide enhanced safety measures for rock fishers at popular locations along the WA coast.

Premier Colin Barnett said, while rock fishing remained popular, there had been a number of tragic incidents which illustrated that more should be done to protect fishers.

Funding increase set for regional arts organisations

Nationals Statement

The Nationals WA Candidate for Albany, Robert Sutton has welcomed the launch of a Regional Arts Discussion Paper from The Nationals WA today, aimed at increasing investment into the arts.

Robert said The Nationals WA will boost funding by up to $16 million over four years to support regional arts groups, entertainment centres, cultural centres and individual projects, should the party retain the balance of power following the State election in March.

Funding for Cottesloe shark observation tower

Liberal Statement

An observation tower to enable surf lifesavers to better monitor conditions at Cottesloe Beach would receive substantial funding from the State Government, Premier Colin Barnett announced today.
 
Mr Barnett said the Government would contribute $300,000 to the tower as part of its shark mitigation strategy.

WA Labor to build ocean pool at Bathers Beach

Labor Statement

A WA Labor Government will build an ocean pool at Fremantle's Bathers Beach, to provide swimmers with a safer beach environment, WA Labor Leader Mark McGowan said today.

Funding for Cottesloe shark observation tower

Premiers Statement

An observation tower to enable surf lifesavers to better monitor conditions at Cottesloe Beach would receive substantial funding from the State Government, Premier Colin Barnett announced today.
 
Mr Barnett said the Government would contribute $300,000 to the tower as part of its shark mitigation strategy.

Chamber of Arts and Culture Issue Questions Without Notice

The Chamber of Arts and Culture has issued a list of questions to political parties on there plans in the lead up to the West Australian 2013 election.

Common sense prevails with new, simplified recreational fishing rules

Nationals Statement

The Nationals candidate for Moore, Shane Love has welcomed a simplifying of recreational fishing rules which includes the removal of regional rule variations.

Jet-skis to bolster beach safety this summer

Premier Statement

Premier Colin Barnett today inspected the first of 12 new jet-skis delivered to Surf Life Saving WA (SLSWA) as part of a $6.85million package of shark mitigation measures to be delivered in the next four years.

Minister Announces Sport Funding - what funding?

Minister for Sport Terry Waldron announced $470,000 of extended funding for club development officer scheme, a scheme that is currently operating.

The question is what does this mean!

Funding to support sport and recreation clubs

Ministerial Statement

Sport and recreation clubs across Western Australia will continue to receive State Government support with the announcement of $470,000 to extend the Club Development Officer Scheme.

Funding a winner for regional race clubs

Ministerial Statement

Regional race clubs across the State will share in $6.6million increased State Government Royalties for Regions funding for racecourse infrastructure to be built in the next three years.

Racing and Gaming Minister Terry Waldron today announced the Racing Infrastructure Grants Program (RIGP) would be increased to $19.6million to be spent at racing venues throughout Western Australia.

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