The Premier was filmed dancing to the tune of Nelly’s Hot In Here, shaking his hips and popping and locking while the audience howled.
Perth fares will be capped at a maximum of $4.90 in a complete overhaul of the city’s public transport system promised by WA Labor.
While Mark McGowan looks certain to lead Labor to a thumping State election victory on March 13, there are a number of tantalising contests. Peter Law and Josh Zimmerman analyse the seats to watch.
Peter Law and Josh Zimmerman
Mark McGowan has taken to the stage at the Perth Fringe to show off his dancing chops — twirling his hips to the tune of Nelly’s Hot In Here to a delighted audience.
Premier Mark McGowan said the State’s hard border will stay for the foreseeable future as Victorians will be allowed to come to WA from Monday if they undergo two weeks’ quarantine.
Mark McGowan says he has no qualms about swimming in the river, despite a shark sighting last night — about 36 hours after a man was attacked by a bull shark.
“Just tragic, and we all feel for people in that circumstance. To lose a child is beyond description, so we all feel for the family.”
John Flint and Bethany Hiatt
WA’s health system is ‘being robbed’ through an agreement that allows St John WA to fine the Government for time its ambulances spend waiting to offload patients at hospitals, according to Zak Kirkup.
Josh Zimmerman and Tom Zaunmayr
Taxpayers are being slugged for every hour an ambulance sits stationary outside WA’s overflowing emergency departments through a secret fine system introduced last year.
Clearly the message is not getting through to the Eastern States. Perhaps the distance the message has to travel is making it hard to understand — WA is the engine room of the national economy.
‘No regional resident should pay more than $199 or $299 for a one-way flight to or from Perth,’ according to Premier Mark McGowan.
A seniors’ rebate for home security costs will be reinstated after the State election, with the Labor party promising to revive a $16 million program scrapped by the Barnett government in 2015.
A man accused of jumping off a bulk carrier ship berthed at Albany Port and swimming to shore was understood to have been asking for help to buy a bus ticket to the city.
Liam Croy & Shannon Hampton
The Queensland billionaire said the WA Liberal Party had the chance to ‘stand on its own feet’ and also revealed he planned to withdraw contempt action against Premier Mark McGowan.
While it’s often said that an apology costs nothing, fixing an old grievance can come with substantial financial strings attached. This is true of the stolen wages case the government is facing.
As more cases of the UK COVID variant are reported in Australia, medical and health experts have issued a warning for the WA government to issue masks and overhaul hotel quarantine procedures.
West Australians have to be on ‘high alert’ to prevent the spread of the virulent British COVID-19 strain, Premier Mark McGowan has warned — or else face the same ‘tragedy’ engulfing the UK.
Every West Australian is being encouraged by the Premier to buy a face mask in preparation for a potential outbreak of the fast-spreading UK strain of COVID-19.
Premier Mark McGowan says WA authorities are on high alert as Brisbane enters a three day lockdown after a hotel quarantine cleaner tested positive for the fast-spreading UK variant of COVID-19.
Mark McGowan say he’s ‘disappointed’ by a court’s decision to allow Troy Mercanti – one of WA’s most notorious bikie figures – to mingle with outlaw gangs after securing a major court win.
Phil Hickey and Josh Zimmerman
Premier Mark McGowan has weighed in on the chaos unfolding in the US Capitol today, calling the violence ‘absolutely devastating’ for America and ‘democracy itself’.
WA Labor has committed to a $38.4 million firefighting package ahead of the State election, with $14.5 million to go towards a new fire station to cover the city’s south east corridor.
Both sides of politics have reacted with horror to the brutal bashing of two 90-year-old grandparents, with the WA Liberals renewing a commitment to examine mandatory sentencing for elderly assaults.
Josh Zimmerman and Sarah Steger
WA Liberal leader Zak Kirkup believes Mark McGowan ‘covets’ the Treasurer role himself and called on the Premier to reveal his entire proposed cabinet ahead of the election.
Josh Zimmerman and Peter Law
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