Harvey hits out on unemployment

State Opposition leader Liza Harvey has hit out at the Premier again, saying that advertising contracts awarded to interstate firms show a lack of action on low employment figures.

“The Premier is happy to bask in his popularity in polls, but isn’t doing anything about reducing the unemployment figures in Western Australia.”

Harvey called on the Premier to explain why WA is experiencing it’s highest unemployment figure —8.1 per cent— on record during the coronavirus crisis.

“Recently the Government unveiled its $2 million Wander Out Yonder tourism campaign – a contract that was handed to a Sydney agency.”

“And more than $2.5 billion worth of major infrastructure work is going to foreign contractors, denying opportunities for local WA mid-tier construction companies.”

“This another example of the McGowan Government’s bungled WA Jobs Act, which defines local content as including the Eastern States and New Zealand.”

Harvey described the economy as being on life support and pledged to support  “West Australian jobs for West Australian people” if elected.

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