Election 2013 Western Australia March 9

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Nationals News

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Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Nationals Statement

Nationals candidate for Albany, Robert Sutton, said The Nationals $300 million agriculture policy offered a long-term plan for agriculture and regional communities.

Mr Sutton said The Nationals WA would invest $300 million, should they retain the balance of power at the State election, to boost investment in Western Australia’s agricultural sector and enable farmers to capitalise on current opportunities.

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Saturday, 09 March 2013

Minister Minister for Regional Development and Lands Brendon Grylls has directly contributed to the increase in food prices for Western Australian.

Grylls has put the lease cost of farmers up by amounts of up to 700%.

Not only are housing costs going up for Western Australians, which Premier Barnett has described as not being in crisis, the current WA Government has allowed unprecedented increase in land rental costs used for food production.

These increases which amount to ten of thousands of dollars are directly passed on by increased food cost to Western Australian consumers.

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Wednesday, 06 March 2013

Nationals Statement

The Nationals WA candidate for Albany, Robert Sutton, has said the Regional Cities initiative – a key commitment from The Nationals WA should they win the balance of power at the State election – will provide a major boost for Albany and surrounding communities.

The Regional Cities initiative will help to prepare and promote major regional centres like Albany as desirable places to settle and invest as the State’s regional population growth.

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Tuesday, 05 March 2013

Nationals Statement

Nationals WA candidate for Moore, Shane Love has welcomed a funding boost for regional Visitor Centres to ensure WA’s tourism industry continues to thrive.

Mr Love said The Nationals WA, should they win the balance of power at the upcoming election, will inject more than $1 million from Royalties for Regions into regional Visitor Centres to help them service tourists and local tourism businesses.

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Sunday, 03 March 2013

Nationals Statement

The city based political parties must state their commitment to regional local government before the State election on 9 March, according to Nationals candidate for Kalgoorlie, Wendy Duncan.

Ms Duncan said that in December 2009 Liberal Local Government Minister John Castrilli announced that the government planned to amalgamate local governments and decrease the number of elected representatives.

“If The Nationals did not hold the balance of power in government that plan would have been done and dusted,” Ms Duncan said.

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Friday, 01 March 2013

Nationals Statement

Nationals’ candidate for Central Wheatbelt Mia Davies has met with Northam seniors and representatives from the youth sector with Leader Brendon Grylls and candidate for the Agricultural Region Paul Brown.

At an afternoon team with seniors Ms Davies and Mr Grylls spoke about the increase to the Country Aged Pension Fuel Card, improvements to health and aged care services and responded to questions about a more frequent train service between Northam and Perth and access to specialist medical services.

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Friday, 01 March 2013

Nationals Statement

The Nationals WA have today announced plans to expand Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) pathways into regional Senior High Schools, should they win the balance of power at the upcoming State election.

Ms Davies said the delivery of GATE programs to regional schools would offer more flexible education pathways for students.

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Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Nationals Statement

Nationals Candidate for Moore Shane Love said The Nationals $300m agriculture policy was the only election commitment on the table that offered a long-term plan for agriculture and regional communities.

“The Nationals are keen to invest an extra $300m into the future of agriculture, but it will only be delivered if we retain the balance of power.

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Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Nationals Statement February 26

NATIONALS candidate for the Kimberley, MICHELE PUCCI, has today told how the $125million West Kimberley Package announced by Minister for Regional Development, Brendon Grylls, in Broome last week has been very well received by the wider community.

Michele Pucci said that it was an exciting, eclectic package that would greatly assist with the visions that local people, businesses and government were working towards for the West Kimberley region involving community, agriculture, recreation, tourism, housing, small business and industry.

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Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Nationals Statement

Nationals Candidate for Moore Shane Love said The Nationals $300m agriculture policy was the only election commitment on the table that offered a long-term plan for agriculture and regional communities.

“The Nationals are keen to invest an extra $300m into the future of agriculture, but it will only be delivered if we retain the balance of power.

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Monday, 25 February 2013

Nationals Statement

Nationals WA candidate for Central Wheatbelt, Mia Davies today welcomed a plan to help build a skilled workforce in Western Australia by extending the Construction Industry Training Fund levy to projects in the resources sector.

Ms Davies said if The Nationals WA retain the balance of power at the upcoming State election they would expand the Construction Industry Training Fund, which supports skills programs including apprenticeships, entry level training, research and accreditation, by requiring the resource sector contribute to the Fund.

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Monday, 25 February 2013

Nationals Statement

The Nationals WA today launched their visionary $125 million West Kimberley Revitalisation Plan to help unlock the potential of the region, should they retain the balance of power at the State election.

Leader of The Nationals WA, Brendon Grylls and candidate for Kimberley, Michele Pucci said the $125 million Royalties for Regions package would kick-start important community projects, including additional funding to deliver the Broome Boating Facility.

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Monday, 25 February 2013

Nationals Statement

Nationals WA Candidate for Moore, Shane Love has stated that the development of the unconventional gas industry or fracking should only occur in line with community concern, in particularly those of affected landholders. 

Western Australia has enormous potential for onshore gas with production dating back more than 50 years in Western Australia. The Nationals in 2012 responded to community concern about the development of unconventional gas in the region by holding three forums in Eneabba, Dongara and Gingin to allow local residents to raise their concerns and for government bodies and industry to respond.

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Friday, 22 February 2013

Nationals Statement

Esperance pensioners with a Royalties for Regions’ Country Aged Pension Fuel Card will receive more assistance with fuel and transport costs, if The Nationals WA retain the balance of power in the State election.

Colin de Grussa, The Nationals WA Candidate for Eyre said 1300 pensioners in Esperance were already enjoying the benefits of the Fuel Card since it had been delivered by Royalties for Regions.

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Wednesday, 20 February 2013
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Thursday, 14 February 2013

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.

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Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Nationals Statement

Local Government swimming pools throughout the Kimberley will receive funding for maintenance and upgrades under the Nationals WA Community Pool Revitalisation policy.

Meeting with Broome CEO, Mr Kenn Donohoe at the Recreation and Aquatic Centre today, Minister for Sport and Recreation, the Hon Terry Waldron along with Nationals WA candidate for the Kimberley, Michele Pucci discussed the advantages such funds would bring to local pools across regional Western Australia.

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Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Nationals Statement

Nationals WA president Colin Holt MLC has welcomed the release of a report into fly-in fly-out and drive-in drive-out work practices: Cancer of the Bush or Salvation for our Cities which praises the efforts of Royalties for Regions in reversing the FIFO trend.

Mr Holt said the Federal Regional Australia Committee’s report made a number of recommendations to ensure the future prosperity of resource communities.

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Wednesday, 13 February 2013

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.

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Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Nationals Statement

The Nationals WA candidate for Moore Shane Love says a new weather radar station at Jurien Bay would benefit farmers, fishermen and emergency services.

The new radar station is proposed in The Nationals WA $300 million dollar agriculture policy, which aims to help WA farmers seize the opportunities being created through the rapid economic growth in Asia.

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Thursday, 07 February 2013

Nationals Statement

Nationals WA candidate for Albany, Robert Sutton, welcomed a plan today to help build a skilled workforce in Western Australia by extending the Construction Industry Training Fund levy to projects in the resources sector.

Mr Sutton said if The Nationals WA retain the balance of power at the upcoming State election, they would expand the Construction Industry Training Fund, which supports skills programs including apprenticeships, entry level training, research and accreditation, by requiring the resource sector contribute to the Fund.

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Tuesday, 05 February 2013

Nationals Statement

Nationals MP and candidate for Central Wheatbelt, Mia Davies has stated that The Nationals WA was the only Party that had a responsible position on tier 3 rail.

“The Nationals WA released their plan for the future of the rail freight network prior to Christmas in 2012 and we have committed funds to it,” Ms Davies said.

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Tuesday, 05 February 2013

Nationals Statement

The Nationals WA candidate for Moore, Shane Love, has welcomed a commitment made by Nationals’ Leader Brendon Grylls today to invest $50 million from Royalties for Regions to deliver the Regional Grants Scheme program.

Mr Love said the funding announced in Toodyay today would enable the continuation of the Regional Grants Scheme for a further four years, should The Nationals WA retain the balance of power at the upcoming election.

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Monday, 04 February 2013

Nationals Statement

Agriculture and Food Minister Terry Redman has inspected the current research site which may become The Nationals WA’s proposed Sheep Industry Development Centre in Katanning.

The $10million centre, likely to be established at the Great Southern Agriculture Research Institute, is one of the features of The Nationals WA $300 million agriculture policy.

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Sunday, 03 February 2013

Nationals Announcement

State President of The Nationals WA, Colin Holt welcomed today’s announcement that regional swimming pools across the State will receive a funding boost, should The Nationals retain the balance of power at the upcoming election.

Mr Holt said a discussion paper released by The Nationals WA in Kalgoorlie today outlined a plan to provide local governments with up to $30,000 per aquatic centre each year to ensure they are safe, well maintained and accessible to all.

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