ANALYSIS: Covid-19 and the Future of Western Australian Politics

Analysis By: Political Expert Dr Ian Cook Mark McGowan’s leadership during the Covid-19 pandemic may have reshaped Western Australian politics for decades to come. Any leader is always one serious misstep away from electoral oblivion, but McGowan has put Labor in a position from which they can hold power for three more elections (the next…

WA’s First Zero New Covid19 Case Day Since Mid March

Western Australia has recorded no new cases of Covid19 for the first time since 12th, March, 2020, but the WA Premier warned the public not to get complacent. The encouraging announcement was made this afternoon at the daily Covid19 press conference at Parliament House, with Premier, Health Minister and WA Police Commissioner thanked health and…

WA Labor amends laws to name McKechnie in CCC commissioner reappointment

The State Government will amend legislation to reappoint John McKechnie as Corruption and Crime Commission commissioner. WA Labor will change the Corruption, Crime and Misconduct Act to bypass the legal process to appoint a commissioner. The amendment will affect section 9 of the Act will change over three lines which will be changed to include…

‘Stage 1’ Measures In Place But Schools Won’t Close

Premier Mark McGowan announced the implementation of “stage 1” measures during a morning press conference, but schools will remain open following a decision by the national cabinet. Under the new measures after this morning’s State Disaster Council meeting, Stage 1 restrictions of social gatherings came into effect at 12pm today (23rd, March, 2020) The Government…

EXCLUSIVE: Youth at the front of WA Labor’s re-election plan

The McGowan Government has emphasised the importance of young people in the future of the WA, as it prepares for the next state election. WA Labor young people in the broader community will continue to be a major part of its re-election while strengthening the state’s economy and jobs, as WA reached 100 days before…

OPINION: Another (Younger) One Bites the Dust

OPINION BY: Political Expert Dr Ian Cook Ben Wyatt’s departure as WA’s Treasurer will mean that another talented relatively young politician has been lost to Western Australians. 45 isn’t all that young, but it is a lot younger than most of our other Ministers. And it is unlikely that he will be replaced as Treasurer…

Ben Wyatt Quits As WA Treasurer

After spending 4 years serving as Western Australia’s second most powerful man in-charge, Treasurer & Indigenous Affairs Minister Ben Wyatt will be leaving politics due to family reasons. This morning, he announced that he won’t be contesting the next state election as the MP for Victoria Park.  It’s understood that Mr Wyatt has been considering…

Alleged misconduct by ex-state MLC raises more questions

Former WA upper house member Phil Edman’s attempts to explain his expenses scandal in an interview from Bali have only lead to more questions surrounding the alleged misconduct. The disgraced politician resigned from the Liberal party just hours after a Corruption and Crime Report report revealed he used his electoral allowance to pay for speeding…

Harvey targets Edman, Kaless following resignations

State Opposition Leader Liza Harvey has criticised a former member of parliament and a government staffer over their behaviour, claiming there were individuals who were “determined to do they wrong thing.” Mrs Harvey took aim at Liberal MP Phil Edman and Treasurer Ben Wyatt’s media advisor Stephen Kaless, stating that each of their individual actions…