Amidst Clive Palmer’s battle to open WA’s borders, Premier Mark McGowan has called Mr Palmer the enemy of Western Australians.
“Mr Palmer is the enemy of the state,”
A letter calling for the unity of Western Australians will be published tomorrow by Mr Palmer, with the Premier urging the people to take no notice of anything he might publish.
“He has shown over his time that he is only focused on himself; he is not focused on the health or wellbeing of people in this state,” Mr McGowan said.
Prime Minister, Scott Morrison’s support of Mr Palmers action has caused controversy, and there are speculations over whether he’s trying to carry favours.
Mr McGowan commented on the National Cabinet’s ability to achieve world-leading outcomes across the nation over the last 6 months.
He said he’s tried to be as collegiate and bipartisan as possible over this civid period.
“It pains me that this is going on and I’m not enjoying it,”
“We’re not going to given in, we’ve achieved wonderful outcomes at this point in time in WA in a health sense and economic sense,”
Mr McGowan said our economy is rebuilding and regrowing thanks to the hard border with the east.
We’ve kept out the infection and so if we bring the border own there’s no doubt the infection will come back, as has happened in NSW and QLD… and that would be a mistake,” he said.
“So we’ll continue to to fight the case, I just urge the Commonwealth to pull out of the high court action, as there’s no need for them to be involved,”
He concluded: “We’re in a pandemic; we’re trying to protect people and keep them safe; I just want to be given the opportunity to get on and do that,”