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WA Opposition rejects Stop Puppy Farming legislation
24th Jun 2020
WA Opposition rejects Stop Puppy Farming legislation

Despite overwhelming support by Western Australians during the consultation phase for reforms, the WA Opposition are currently not supporting the State Government’s Dog Amendment (Stop Puppy Farming) Bill to help end puppy farming in WA and ensure responsible dog ownership. Puppy farming is the breeding of dogs in inadequate conditions. These conditions can be on …

Wheel clamping legislation introduced to Parliament
17th Jun 2020
Wheel clamping legislation introduced to Parliament

Transport Minister Rita Saffioti will today introduce legislation into the Legislative Assembly to ban wheel clamping. The legislation has been classed as high priority and the McGowan Government expects it to pass through Parliament before the end of the year, as outlined in February this year. The new legislation will mean the use of predatory …

Rottnest Island reopens to visitors as Phase 3 of COVID-19 roadmap commences
6th Jun 2020
Rottnest Island reopens to visitors as Phase 3 of COVID-19 roadmap commences

Rottnest Island has today reopened to visitors as the State enters Phase 3 of the Western Australian roadmap, allowing Western Australians to once again holiday at the loved local destination. Rottnest has been utilised as part of the State Government’s COVID-19 response, with the last group of 200 people who underwent quarantine on the island …

New Household Hazardous Waste collection facility for Fremantle
18th May 2020
New Household Hazardous Waste collection facility for Fremantle

A new facility for householders to safely dispose of hazardous waste such as paint, batteries and chemicals is to be opened in Fremantle. Funding of $50,000 has been set aside for the facility, which will be part of the existing recycling centre at Montreal Street, Fremantle. Currently the closest Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) facilities to …

Election commitment delivered to save Beeliar Wetlands
16th May 2020
Election commitment delivered to save Beeliar Wetlands

The McGowan Labor Government has delivered on its commitment to permanently protect Beeliar Wetlands from the Liberal Party’s flawed Perth Freight Link by creating an A-Class conservation reserve.  First flagged in mid-2018, all land owned in freehold by the State Government – north of Hope Road and west of Bibra Drive – will be amalgamated …

Victims of violence able to apply for restraining orders online
12th May 2020
Victims of violence able to apply for restraining orders online

Victims of family and domestic violence can now apply for restraining orders online under new laws introduced by the McGowan Labor Government to protect victims and survivors of such violence amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The change is one of a raft of legislative reforms to help protect victims at a time of increased risk because …

$3 million strengthens pandemic response to violence in the home
11th May 2020
$3 million strengthens pandemic response to violence in the home

Support services for people experiencing family and domestic violence during the COVID-19 pandemic will be boosted by more than $3 million in Commonwealth funding. Nationally, the Commonwealth Government has committed $150 million in emergency funding to address the impacts of family and domestic violence during the pandemic and while related restrictions are in place. This …

New laws to provide support for commercial and residential tenants and landlords
14th Apr 2020
New laws to provide support for commercial and residential tenants and landlords

Urgent legislation to address commercial and residential tenancies impacted by rental distress due to COVID-19 to be introduced into State Parliament New laws to implement a moratorium on evictions for residential tenancies and provide urgent support measures for tenants and landlords in response to pandemic Urgent legislation to implement a range of measures to minimise …

Reliable information about COVID-19
8th Apr 2020
Reliable information about COVID-19

My electorate office remains open and available to assist Fremantle residents. The situation is evolving rapidly and advice is likely to undergo change. Keep up to date with the latest information about COVID-19 through the following official channels: WA COVID-19 enquiries line: 13 COVID or 132 68 43 Official information regarding COVID-19 in Western Australia …

New laws to protect family violence victims during COVID-19 pandemic
2nd Apr 2020
New laws to protect family violence victims during COVID-19 pandemic

The McGowan Government has moved swiftly to bring into force important laws to protect victims of family and domestic violence, who are at an increased risk during the COVID-19 pandemic. Urgent amendments to the Sentencing Act 1995, the Sentence Administration Act 2003, the Bail Act 1982 and the Restraining Orders Act 1997 passed through both …