Libs leader visits the Capes

Jackson Lavell-LeeBusselton Dunsborough Times
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Vasse MLA Libby Mettam and WA Liberal leader Liza Harvey
Camera IconVasse MLA Libby Mettam and WA Liberal leader Liza Harvey Credit: Jackson Lavell-Lee

State Opposition Leader Liza Harvey visited Busselton on Tuesday, meeting with several key community stakeholders.

It comes as the Liberal leader criticised the McGowan Government for “ignoring” the Capes region last week.

Ms Harvey discussed the issues facing registered transport operators, the need for continued Busselton Margaret River Airport funding and getting dairy farmers 5¢ more per litre for their milk.

She said there was a “real risk” regional areas such as Busselton and Margaret River would lose transport services for vulnerable people if the McGowan Government did not meet with regional taxi operators to discuss the controversial plate buyback scheme.

“Taxis are the only operators providing a service for people with disability and for seniors and they are the marginal fair,” she said.

“What they’re not getting is a fair share of the pie and the minister still refuses to meet with operators to find a solution.”

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