The McGowan Government has been unable to answer whether the private information of WA taxpayers is still being unlawfully accessed through a database called TRELIS.
Liberal MP Peter Collier has claimed he was sent ‘very damning personal dirt sheets’ relating to a current McGowan Government minister and former Labor MP.
Just two weeks out from the mid-2022 Forrestfield-Airport Link completion date previously spruiked by the State’s Government, WA Transport Minister Rita Saffioti remains tight lipped on an opening.
WA Premier Mark McGowan has indicated he will never forgive outgoing North-West Central MP Vince Catania, saying he has ‘betrayed and upset’ voters and his former political party.
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With economic headwinds including war in Ukraine, rampant inflation, soaring energy prices and COVID-19, Labor’s economic team needs to prove they can match the nous of those who’ve come before.
Arthur Tonkin was a member of a small group of State Labor Party MPs who worked to modernise the parliamentary party — and his passion for politics shone throughout his life.
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Anthony Albanese has thanked West Australians for their ‘sacrifice’ during the pandemic as he recommitted to visiting WA 10 times a year as Prime Minister.
Managing the electorate’s expectation that Labor will be able to solve all these problems quickly and affordably is among the greatest challenges the new Government faces.
Veterans have hit out at Anthony Albanese’s decision to move the Veterans’ Affairs portfolio from Cabinet, calling it a ‘downgrade’ and ‘deeply concerning’.
Governor General David Hurley has sworn in 30 members of Labor’s new ministry — including four from WA — that contains a record number of women and MPs from ethnic backgrounds.
With the election done and dusted, now’s the time to see what has been promised and how you can immediately make plans to take advantage of the changes, many of which will apply in just five weeks’ time.
Why the capacity to use Australia’s rapidly growing super savings pot as an avenue to achieve social change shouldn’t be underestimated.
WA voters expect their Federal representatives to continue servicing their electorates. Labor Federal MPs about to hit the big-time should remember that.
Labor MP Tanya Plibersek has apologised to Peter Dutton for comparing him to a Harry Potter villain, as the Coalition leadership candidate revealed ‘I’m not bald by choice’.
The State Government’s likely move to scrap a family birthing centre at WA’s new maternity hospital has been met with heavy resistance.
WA billionaire Gina Rinehart has called on the incoming Labor Government to escalate efforts to bolster Australia’s northern defences, including shifting vital naval services from Fremantle to the Pilbara.
Senior WA Labor MPs have made clear their expectation that WA’s red wave will result in more frontbench seats.
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Teal independent Kate Chaney is poised to end the Coalition’s 23-year reign in Curtin, but is bracing for a late surge of Liberal Party postal votes.
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A ‘humbled’ Anthony Albanese will become Australia’s 31st prime minister, with Western Australia helping deliver what is likely to be a majority government for Labor.
Western Australia was the cherry on top for Labor, likely to deliver a majority Albanese government into power.
With 35 per cent of the vote counted, the Liberals had suffered a swing of 12.5 per cent against them in the crucial seat, with Zaneta Mascarenhas officially declared the new MP.
Labor leader Anthony Albanese has delivered his first speech after winning the 2022 Federal election.
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