Mathias Cormann Quits Politics

Federal Finance Minister Mathias Cormann announced that he will retire from politics. In a surprise announcement this morning, Senator Cormann described his political and ministerial career as one of the greatest privileges in his life. “Serving as a Senator for Western Australia and as the Australian Minister for Finance continues to be one of the…

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…

Andrea Mitchell Passed Away At 64

WA Opposition Leader Liza Harvey has issued a statement this afternoon, after she learnt that former Child Protection Minister Andrea Mitchell has passed away today at the age of 64. In the statement, Mrs Harvey says the members of the party and her shared Andrea family’s grief and sadness. She also described Andrea Mitchell as…

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…

Labor Reflects On Election Loss As Young Members Agree With Party Review

Federal Opposition leader Anthony Albanese has admitted his party had got it wrong during this year’s federal election, while Young Labor members responded positively towards the review. The comprehensive response comes following the Labor Party’s shock election loss, despite major polling indicated that Labor would won the federal election back in May. During his address…

2019 State Black Spot Program to improve road safety

The 2019-20 State Black Spot Program has received $25.78 million dollars, with major plans to upgrade some of WA’s worst roads. Transport Minister Rita Saffioti made the announcement today, and committed to safety upgrades and improvements for 63 metropolitan roads and 54 regional roads, across 117 locations. $20.78 million was contributed by the McGowan Government,…

WA Asian Engagement Strategy and Grants Program to boost economy

The newly announced WA Asian Engagement Strategy recognises the Asian region as the biggest economic, social and cultural for WA, and will support relationships necessary to increasing trade and investment opportunities with Asian markets, and will also diversify the State’s economy and create jobs. Aiming for a 2030 time frame, the strategy will deliver results…