McGowan Labor Government had prior knowledge before Juukan Gorge and did nothing to stop it

Shadow Minister for Planning, Lands and Heritage the Hon. Neil Thomson MLC asked the McGowan Labor Government during Parliamentary proceedings if it had prior knowledge about the sacredness of Juukan Gorge before the site was blasted. In response, Labor Minister for Aboriginal Affairs the Hon. Stephen Dawson confirmed that “the Puutu Kunti Kurrama and Pninikura people informed the state…

Even more evidence of Western Australia’s monster budget surpluses thanks to iron ore and the GST fix

The Shadow Treasurer Dr Steve Thomas says that today’s release of the Government’s Mid-Year Financial Projections Statement has again highlighted the massive cash income the McGowan Government has received during the current financial boom, and again highlighted the opportunity the McGowan Government has squandered to reform the Western Australian economy. “The incredible $5.8 billion surplus…

Opinion: Haphazard approach to fire season leaves communities at risk

The State Government’s haphazard approach to the southern bushfire season has created unnecessary angst for regional volunteers and local governments and threatens to reduce the number of volunteers available and place communities at increased risk as the season begins. In late November, the Australasian Fire and Emergency Services Authorities Council released their seasonal bushfire outlook,…

Shocking rate of nurse resignations highlight McGowan Governments failure to put patients and health workers first

New figures released in Parliament illustrated 1872 registered and enrolled nurses have ceased employment in the 7 month period between April and November this year. “The 1,872 figure means that more nurses have quit in just eight months in 2021 than all nurse resignations for each year between 2016/17 and 2019/20,” said Shadow for Health…