Category Archives: Western Australia News

22 Dec
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GST legislation would turn WA budget deficit into surplus

Senator for Western Australia Zhenya ‘Dio’ Wang’s legislation before the Australian Parliament could have more than covered the bill for the $3.1 billion budget deficit blow-out announced by the WA Government this week.

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02 Dec
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Report reveals economic and social risks of budget cuts to allied health

Senator for Western Australia Zhenya ‘Dio’ Wang has joined crossbench senators and MPs to stand united in their support of calls for increased investment in rural and remote allied health services for the benefit of both the national health budget ...

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26 Nov
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With shipping laws dead in water, efforts to plot a course to reform are welcome

With the Federal Government’s laws to invigorate Australia’s coastal shipping services defeated today in the Senate, a willingness by all stakeholders to plot a course to secure the industry’s future is a welcome development, says Senator for Western Australia Zhenya ...

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25 Nov
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Commonwealth stands ready to help WA with Esperance fire recovery

Senator for Western Australia Zhenya ‘Dio’ Wang has welcomed reassurances from the Federal Government that it stands ready to respond to any request by the WA Government to activate jointly-funded disaster relief to help the Esperance community recover from devastating ...

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13 Nov
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Submissions invited for inquiry into Bill for a fairer share of GST

Senator for Western Australia Zhenya ‘Dio’ Wang has welcomed the establishment of a Senate inquiry into legislation he has introduced to ensure a fairer distribution of GST returns among states and territories.

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15 Oct
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Slashing rural health scholarships is a band-aid budget measure

Senator for Western Australia Zhenya ‘Dio’ Wang has warned the Government about the long-term impacts of prioritising its budget bottom line over country health services after questioning the Rural Health Minister about slashing millions of dollars from rural and remote ...

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14 Oct
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Support for debit card trial welcomed

Senator for Western Australia Zhenya ‘Dio’ Wang has welcomed Senators’ support for a trial debit card that financially empowers welfare recipients after meeting with trial participants in Canberra yesterday.

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13 Oct
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Solution for a fairer share of GST

Mining states’ share of GST returns will better reflect royalty volatilities under legislation to be today introduced into the Australian Parliament by WA Senator Zhenya ‘Dio’ Wang.

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