Opposition leader Mia Davies believes Mark McGowan is milking the GST battle with the east for all it’s worth — and she’s probably right.
Anthony Albanese will try and press all the right buttons in today’s address to the WA faithful at a WA Labor state conference in Perth.
As we enjoy the afterglow of a once-in-a-lifetime occasion for the west, here are the people we need to thank for making it happen.
Seemingly, Scott Morrison reckons he has done enough to keep West Australians voting blue at the next federal election, despite giving the chocolate biscuits to South Australia. I’m not so sure.
McGowan is about as popular as The Beatles when they arrived in Australia in 1964. But a major COVID-19 infiltration into WA could change that – and that spells bad news for Anthony Albanese.
There is significant pressure on McGowan to fall into line with the PM’s call to drop the hard border. But if COVID-19 comes west his ‘beautiful’ budget numbers will swiftly lose their sparkle.
This Thursday Mark McGowan will have a new weapon to argue why WA's border should remain shut past Christmas.
I am confident that when the majority of West Australians want a different WA, that when they want lockdowns and hard borders ditched, they will air their views loudly. But that hasn’t come yet.
Federal Labor appears to have learnt a thing, or two, about the last election flogging.
For die-hard Liberals, August 28 will be an important day when we find out whether WA Libs are dinkum about resurrecting a once proud party which is now the laughing stock of Australian politics.
I love Perth. The city has been my home for nearly 16 years and has changed a lot in that time. Some changes have made Perth a better place to live, and visit. Some changes have made it much worse.
And the winner is ... Mark McGowan! Whether you support Labor or not you have to agree — he has been proven 100 per cent correct in terms of his hard and fast COVID-19 lockdown strategy.
A bit of biffo between the federal Nats and their WA colleagues is nothing new. But the bad blood between WA Nationals leader Mia Davies and federal leader Barnaby Joyce is something different.
I had my first AstraZeneca jab nearly two weeks ago. While many young people are proudly declaring they have received their Pfizer jab, there are few AstraZeneca testimonials. That should change.
Last night’s sell-out Dreamtime game between Essendon and Richmond is proof that Mark McGowan needs to start pitching for a grand final in Perth.
Mark McGowan is used to being popular. He smashed it at the March election, consigning the Liberals to four more years in Opposition. But treasurers usually deliver some bad news on Budget day
I am ashamed to admit that I am one of millions of Australians who could be immunised against COVID-19 — but hasn’t. And the Federal and State governments need to shoulder some of the blame.
Today, on ANZAC Day, I remember a wonderful man who jumped on a boat in search of work – and found much more.
Thirteen months after Australia saw its first coronavirus death, a Hard Border remains the government’s Number 1 strategy to stop the virus coming from over the Nullarbor. Here’s why.
At a glimpse, it all looks champagne and chocolates for Mia Davies and her National Party colleagues. But with power, comes responsibility and I see grey clouds on the horizon for the WA Nationals.
Mark McGowan said a new attempt from the east to rob WA of valuable GST dollars was a major reason he had decided to take on the Treasury role, as well as his normal job as Premier.
Scott Morrison’s refusal to come to WA to support Zak Kirkup this election was disgraceful. But he’s not the only senior Liberal figurehead to leave the WA young gun out in the cold.
If you only get time to tune in for the result of one seat on election night, tune in for Dawesville, because it will tell the story of Saturday’s State election, writes Joe Spagnolo.
Landslide victory or not, political life will get harder for Mark McGowan. The expectations of the WA public will increase when COVID-19 doesn’t dominate our lives.
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