The Nationals WA have criticised the McGowan Labor Government for retreating from a previous commitment to review drone legislation in Western Australia.Read more
Member for the Agricultural Region Colin de Grussa has welcomed the decision by Coles and Aldi to axe $1 per litre milk, saying it was “about time”.
Both supermarkets will raise the price of milk to $1.10 a litre, matching a commitment made by Woolworths in February.
Mr de Grussa said this move by Coles and Aldi continued a small but significant change to the dairy industry, which was devastated by the introduction of $1 milk in 2011.
“I’m pleased to see Coles and Aldi have finally been dragged into following the lead of Woolworths, who axed $1 a litre milk in February,” Mr de Grussa said.Read more
The Nationals WA Emergency Services Spokesperson Colin de Grussa says it is disappointing that the Minister for Emergency Services has again failed to consult and support volunteer firefighters.
The Minister has rejected an offer from WA’s peak body for volunteer firefighters to co-locate at the Bushfire Centre of Excellence to be built in Nambeelup.
Mr de Grussa said Mr Logan had made numerous comments promising to bridge the divide between volunteer and career firefighters.Read more
The Nationals WA have called on the State Government to commit to a range of measures to address a rising wave of illegal behaviour by animal activists, including reinstating the Stock Squad.Read more
The Nationals WA have welcomed the Commonwealth Government’s moves towards introducing right to repair legislation in Australia.
Agriculture spokesperson Colin de Grussa said the Federal Government’s consultation paper – which proposes a mandatory scheme for the sharing of motor vehicle servicing and repair information – reflected a push towards similar legislation being introduced in the United States.
The Nationals WA have called on Coles and Aldi to join Woolworths in ceasing sales of $1 per litre milk.Read more
The Nationals WA have welcomed the release of the Royal Commission into misconduct in the banking, superannuation and financial services industry, which outlines 76 key recommendations to reform the financial services industry.
A number of recommendations relate to the agricultural sector and will include the establishment of a National Farm Debt Mediation Scheme, and an extension to the time period in which farmers can seek compensation for alleged wrongdoing.
The Nationals WA Member for the Agricultural Region Colin de Grussa said the recommendations would seek to address the imbalanced relationship between the farming community and the banking sector.Read more
The McGowan Government’s bushfire complacency has been laid bare by revelations the Planning Minister went against expert advice to issue a rezoning approval for an area deemed an extreme fire risk.Read more
14 January 2019
The Nationals WA Spokesperson for Fisheries Colin de Grussa has called out Fisheries Minister Dave Kelly for continuing to put community safety in jeopardy by allowing ongoing delays to the smart drum-line trial.
A 10 drum-line trial off the coast of Gracetown was expected to be deployed in early 2019, however is going to be delayed for months while the Government undertake an environmental assessment.
Mr de Grussa said that this was in complete contradiction to Minister Kelly’s promise to start the trial “as soon as possible”.Read more
10 January 2019
Member for the Agricultural Region Colin de Grussa has cautiously welcomed the appointment of Steve Lewis as the new Chief Executive Officer at Southern Ports, calling it an opportunity for a fresh start.
Mr Lewis has more than 20 years of experience as a CEO, most recently as interim CEO at Mid-West Ports Authority, and will start with Southern Ports from 14 January 2019.
Mr de Grussa said he was hopeful that Mr Lewis’ extensive experience across numerous port authorities would allow him to bring a new perspective and focus to Southern Ports.
“Southern Ports staff, particularly in Esperance and Albany, have faced some significant challenges over the last two years,” Mr de Grussa said.Read more