Nats MLA reflects on his first year
Member for Roe Peter Rundle has reflected on his first full year in Parliament, as the State’s Legislative Assembly had its final sitting for 2018 last Thursday.
Mr Rundle described the challenges residents in his electorate, spanning from Cuballing to Esperance, faced in 2018.
The biggest challenge according to Mr Rundle were the proposed funding cuts to regional education and CRCs announced by the State Government, which were subsequently reversed or partially reversed, and the continuing live export saga.
Mr Rundle said he was encouraged with the community’s response to those issues.
“We were at the first (live export) Darkan forum where there were 150 growers within two weeks of the 60 Minutes footage being released and the Katanning rally with over 1000 people attending,” he said. “I think that was good because it sports a light on how important the live export industry is to our farming sector and supporting industries. My electoral office took a beating as well with a spray can from someone who is fairly passionate about the issue.”
The Nationals MP also declared the Federal Government’s funding package that saved Moora Residential College a win.