Election 2013 Western Australia March 9

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Royalties for Regions iT Matters

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.

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.

Sunday, 17 February 2013

Greens for the Kimberley

Royalties for Regions is an Act of Parliament assented to on 3 December 2009. Each of the major political parties support it and it enjoys wide appeal across country WA. It is now the main government strategy for ensuring a percentage of all mining royalties are spent in regional WA.

There is a perception that the Royalties for Regions program belongs to the National Party. This is quite untrue and misleading.

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.

Monday, 28 January 2013

by Nick Warland

I want to preface this article by noting a couple of aspects of rural life and statistics which impact the way in which this issue is reported, and indeed the view from which I personally perceive this issue. Firstly, the numbers that I use are only estimates. I have spent time trawling through my memory bank and Facebook friends to find out exactly who has left the Kojonup district for the purpose of education. I would say that the number I have worked out is slightly lower than the actual figure itself. There are a lot of people who have moved that I am either unaware of, or didn’t know about. I should also note that the figure I will be using is an estimate of how many people have left Kojonup for educational purposes who were most likely present on Census night in 2006, but not present in Kojonup at the time of the 2011 census.

Friday, 11 January 2013

Greens Statement

All WA’s political parties support Royalties for Regions (RFR). The Greens have been saying for years that a fair proportion of the royalties earned in the regions should be spent locally.
Sunday, 06 January 2013

The Greens candidate for the Kimberley Chris Maher has criticised the carve up of the Royalties for Regions scheme.

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