If you live in the Melville area, you're now in the prime seat...

The changes to Outback laws that we’ve been working so hard to achieve are now at risk. 

Your local member Dean Nalder has only recently become Minister for Agriculture, and in the last two weeks there have been reports that he might block these vital changes. 

His opinion could sway the government one way or the other – and it’s vital that he chooses the right road ahead for our Outback.

As a resident of the Melville area, your voice counts. Use the form on this page to send Dean Nalder a message now - ask him to support changes to Outback laws that will lay the foundation for a brighter future.


  • Click here to find out about the changes we're calling for.Right now the laws governing land use across 90% of our state hold people back from new opportunities. These unfair laws force people to run cattle, sheep or goats even if they'd like to set up other businesses on the land they manage.

    If the Outback laws are changed, it would open up a wealth of sustainable opportunities such as carbon farming, tourism, Indigenous land management and conservation. These possibilities would not only provide a more prosperous future for people in the Outback, but a healthier outlook for nature.

    Thanks to the support of people all over the state, the WA Government committed to changing these unfair laws.

    But without the support of the Minister for Agriculture, these changes could now be at risk.

    Ask Dean Nalder, Minister for Agriculture and your local representative, to choose the road to a brighter future for our Outback.

Our Outback is an amazing place, but what makes it special is at risk. 

"It breaks my heart to leave, but I have no choice."

My family and I have made the hardest of decisions – to leave our home, Nallan Station. We’ve given every last drop of energy, time and money to bring this extraordinary part of WA back to health, but now our time is up.

Outback people need your support. Please sign Michael’s petition asking the WA Government to make the Outback a priority, so that other families aren’t forced to leave.

Will you sign?

    When you sign the petition, an email will be sent to the WA Premier, Opposition Leader and Leader of the WA Nationals to let them know you’ve signed. Click here to read more.

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