There are big changes coming to the way West Australians elect their representatives — changes that will ultimately silence regional voices in our State’s Parliament.
What else does the McGowan Labor Government have planned for regional Western Australia?
As Australia heads towards vaccination rates that will allow the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, questions continue around the potential for vaccine passports.
Both are measured, moderate and, unlike most of their colleagues, not afraid to do the hard yards in their regional electorates and beyond, even when it doesn’t result in a headline-grabbing glory.
Fairness. It is something that we strive for in every aspect of life. In education, in sport, in business. Why should Parliament and the votes of WA electors be any different?
“Not on our agenda” — the words repeated ad nauseamby Premier Mark McGowan and WA Labor in relation to electoral reform prior to the March State Election.
The McGowan Government provided further proof that it doesn’t understand regional WA when it announced a ban of hardwood logging in WA, threatening hundreds of regional jobs with the stroke of a pen.
The national conversation about our largest trading partner China has descended from caution, to concern, to fear that miscalculation or conflict is possible.
The communities that’ll bear the brunt of this horse-before-cart decision are still in the dark and are asking the Premier and ministers involved for answers — so far, they’ve had no response.
As a kid growing up in Geraldton, I remember how excited I would be at the prospect of going to the Chapman Valley Show.
Grain buyers are increasingly seeking a “sustainable” product and this is not only being driven by consumers but also investors via ESQ commitments and regulators in response to public pressure.
OPINION: Carton is a bog-standard response for a good Samaritan
Equity in education in WA is not a privilege. It is a right every student needs and deserves. Unfortunately, access to that right is a long way from ideal.
In response to the story “Non-mulesed at what price?” (Countryman Wool, July 27).
Mining magnate Clive Palmer is launching fresh High Court action against WA’s COVID passport for interstate travellers from high-risk jurisdictions.
Around this time of year, those of us fortunate enough usually bugger off to places where the temperature is hot and the beers are cold, like our beloved northern suburb of Bali and wider Indonesia.
Rail is essential to both lower costs and meet carbon neutral targets, writes Wally Newman.
With skilled worker shortages continuing to plague our farms, it begs the question why our State Labor Government still has no real solution to address this crisis.
Colin de Grussa MLC
As the Treasurer heads to the dispatch box in the House of Representatives chamber this afternoon, there will be a hopeful message to sell about the future.
The Pastoralists and Graziers Association of WA notes the call by Grain Producers Australia for the creation of a $20 million fund to help barley growers find new markets, but it doesn’t agree.
Ciao, sayonara, au revoir, arrivederci, adios, auf wiedersehen, tot ziens. Words that all say the same thing — goodbye. And that’s what I’m saying in today’s column.
At a glimpse, it all looks champagne and chocolates for Mia Davies and her National Party colleagues. But with power, comes responsibility and I see grey clouds on the horizon for the WA Nationals.
“Surging popularity of the Premier and premature concession of defeat by the Liberals, this election campaign is like many we’ve seen before,” writes Mia Davies.
Is it that CBH is an easy target and whipping boy, or is it that growers genuinely feel a sense of ownership with some wanting their voices to be heard in shaping its future?
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