Health Minister Roger Cook says wastewater testing for COVID-19 will start in WA ‘this week’, just 24-hours after his department confirmed it had yet to begin.
Linda Reynolds has not ruled out a decision on moving a lucrative submarines project to WA being made until after the next Federal election — which could be as late as September 2022.
Attorney-General Christian Porter and Labor MP Anne Aly could have their seats abolished after the WA Liberal and Labor parties called for them to go in a reshuffle of Federal electoral boundaries.
Dean Nalder says the difficulty facing West Australians looking for work was now clear after the State Government revealed the exact number of West Australians using JobKeeper and JobSeeker.
Mark McGowan has been accused of basing WA’s COVID-19 response on popularity after it emerged his department set aside more than $100,000 for reporting on ‘community sentiment’ during the pandemic.
Scott Morrison is ramping up pressure on Labor to support the Government’s new program that gives employers money for hiring people under 35, saying more young people lived in Labor electorates.
Liberal leader Liza Harvey has accused Premier Mark McGowan of ‘creating fear and anxiety’ after he expressed concerns a second COVID wave could cause ‘mass deaths’.
WA will get a new half-a-billion dollar maternity hospital at the QEII precinct to replace King Edward Memorial Hospital if the Liberals win the State election, opposition leader Liza Harvey says.
With Liza Harvey on the nose with Scarborough voters and senior MPs conceding ‘spills do happen’, rumours have sparked the party could make a desperate play to rope in Julie Bishop to lead.
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian built her personal brand on hard work and personal sacrifice. Now a recent scandal involving a party colleague has made many scrutinise her ‘goody two-shoes’ image.
National Cabinet has been cancelled tomorrow after Prime Minister Scott Morrison was stranded in Cairns following issues with his plane.
As clouds gather over Liza Harvey’s position as Opposition leader, the ALP is dedicating valuable time to ‘war-gaming’ for a leadership change — with Libby Mettam among the frontrunners.
Labor MP Mark Folkard has warned the electoral process would ‘implode’ if the state goes back into a stage two restrictions ahead of the March State election.
Opposition Leader Liza Harvey has sounded the call to ‘silent West Australians’ in a Budget reply characterising the McGowan Government as ‘mean-spirited’ and ‘starved of hope and aspiration’.
Shadow treasurer Jim Chalmers has not ruled out Labor going to the next election with a policy to scale back tax cuts for high income earners.
The McGowan Government has been accused of concealing a $4.1 billion ‘election slush fund’ in last week’s State Budget, with the Liberal Party’s Dean Nalder blasting the fiscal blueprint.
Senior Liberal MP John McGrath conceded members in marginal seats ‘are probably a bit nervous’ and that ‘spills do happen’ as a procession of his colleagues pledged their support to Liza Harvey.
The Morrison Government has extended its advantage over Labor and received overwhelming support for its Budget tax cut, according to Newspoll.
The McGowan Government has been slammed over the swelling cost of its flagship 2017 election-pitch, Metronet, which has blown out by more than $2 billion.
Anthony Albanese says if he was Prime Minister he would spend half a billion dollars on urgent public housing, with the Labor Leader arguing it would create jobs for thousands of tradies.
A prominent Australian industry expert has slammed the 2020-21 Federal Budget for sidelining older workers and further exasperating ageist attitudes.
Caitlyn Rintoul and Jenna Clarke
The WA senator has held it together for so long the Liberal Party, the Upper House and the electorate’s muscle memory will be much weaker without him.
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The Budget has detailed how a new modern manufacturing plan will fund programs within six priority areas.
Businesses have learned how many hours they’ll need to give young people each week to qualify for a new credit hiring scheme which hands out cash payments for every employee under 35 hired.
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