Murchison MLC Ruth Forrest has accused all levels of government of a "lack of accountability", referring to a councillor's decision to remain in his role and the ongoing Commission of Inquiry.
Following a meeting between Waratah-Wynyard Council representatives and Local Government Minister Nic Street in relation to Darren Fairbrother's future, Ms Forrest weighed into the discussion.
"Community standards demand personal responsibility in the case of Cr Fairbrother - however we also need robust, rigourous and effective processes and legislative measures to require accountability, transparency and outcomes in line with community expectations," Ms Forrest said.
Independent Murchison MLC Ruth Forrest says North-West Coasters have been let down by both the state and federal governments when it comes to COVID test result wait times and the availability of rapid antigen tests.
Ms Forrest said members of one North-West family isolated for seven days before the family member waiting for the test received a negative result.
"The recent decision to contract PCR testing to private provider North West Pathology has comprehensively failed those relying on timely test results," she said.
"For anyone to be required to isolate for a full seven days after the test, while waiting for a test result, is totally unacceptable.
Independent MLCs broadly supported these measures as being evidence-based ways of decreasing harm to problem gamblers without impacting recreational players, and to allow venues to implement them by 2028.
Murchison independent MLC Ruth Forrest said she did not understand why the major parties would not support it, and that there was no guarantee of further harm minimisation by 2043.
The harm that these people experience is enormous in terms of the cost to our health system, to our social services system, to our justice system, that's where the costs are," she said.