Sporting great pads up as Bushfire Ready Ambassador

Former Test cricketer Justin Langer fronts Are You Ready? campaign Preparing for bushfires is a shared responsibility between government,  community groups and individuals Cricketing great Justin Langer will lead this summer’s Are You Ready? bushfire campaign as Western Australia’s new Bushfire Ready Ambassador. The campaign, launched today, drives home the message that preparing for bushfires…

New compensation support for firefighters

Compensation entitlement for volunteer and former firefighters who contract a prescribed cancer Legislation recognises cancer risk from carcinogens released during fires Emergency Services Minister Joe Francis today announced that State Cabinet had approved legislation to provide compensation to current and former volunteer firefighters, the Department of Parks and Wildlife firefighters and former Department of Fire…

Davies encourages women to nominate for Rural Women’s Award

Local MP Mia Davies MLA has encouraged women in the Wheatbelt to nominate for the Rural Industries and Development Corporation’s (RIRDC) Rural Women’s Award. The award is open to all women involved in primary industries and/or rural Australia, no formal qualifications are required. The RIRDC Rural Women’s Award supports and recognises leadership roles undertaken by women…

Owners responsible for poles, lines on their property

Owners of private power poles and overhead lines deemed responsible for costs associated with pole replacement, reinforcement or conversion to underground Electrical safety regulator EnergySafety to launch an education campaign informing owners of responsibilities and obligations Electrical safety regulator EnergySafety will launch a public awareness campaign next month to alert property owners with overhead power…