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…

Greens push for climate crisis acknowledgement

Greens MLC Tim Clifford is advocating for acknowledgment of the climate crisis. Mr Clifford has given notice to the WA parliament, that on September 4th, all members of the Legislative Council will be called on for the motion to: – Acknowledge the climate crisis and declare a climate emergency. – Note that climate change will…

Albanese in Perth commenting on job and economic growth

Labor Leader, Anthony Albanese visited Perth, listening to and addressing the needs of WA. Mr Albanese discussed jobs and the economy, commenting on the disappointing RBA’s governor downgrading Australia’s growth by a quarter of a percent to below trend. “The Australian economy at the moment is performing in terms of growth on under-trend levels. We…