TEN delegates from The Nationals WA, including deputy leader Shane Love, travelled to Canberra to advocate for regional Western Australia at the Nationals federal conference in late March.
The WA representatives spearheaded motions to streamline the visa system for agricultural workers and improve regional mobile phone coverage.
Mr Love said telecommunications in regional areas remained a significant issue with modern farming operations relying more heavily on technology.
“There have been a lot of issues with telecommunications not being up to scratch and our mobile towers not performing very well,” Mr Love said.
“I get reports as a local member from all over the place, where people tell me they can’t get reliable access from towers.