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Friday, 08 February 2013

Janet Pettigrew Labor candidate on WTV shadow Boxing, an interview.

Seeking to take over from John Kobelke the current sitting Labor member for the seat of Balcatta.

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Friday, 08 February 2013

Labor Statement February 3

A McGowan Government will build a new Circle Freeway to allow uninterrupted travel between Perth's northern, eastern and southern suburbs, WA Labor Leader Mark McGowan said today.

Mr McGowan said the new freeway commitment would allow commuters to travel from the Kwinana Freeway to Perth Airport, then up Tonkin Highway to Reid Highway and back across to the Mitchell Freeway without a traffic light.

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Friday, 08 February 2013

Labor Statement

A WA Labor Government will make school attendance a priority by adopting a whole-of-government response to attendance problems confronting WA schools, WA Labor Leader Mark McGowan said today.

Mr McGowan said a student is considered to regularly attend school if they attend for at least 90 per cent of the time. According to the Department of Education's Annual reports, attendance rates among Aboriginal secondary students fell from 69 per cent in 2007-08 to 64 per cent in 2011-12.

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Wednesday, 06 February 2013

Labor Statement February 5

Treasurer Troy Buswell has wavered on the Barnett Government's commitment to building the MAX light rail, Shadow Treasurer Ben Wyatt said today.

Mr Wyatt said Mr Buswell attempted to give himself some wriggle room today by admitting it would be costed only 'if' it was part of the Liberal Party election package.

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Wednesday, 06 February 2013

Labor Statement

A WA Labor Government will provide an additional 17,000 parking bays across the rail network over the next eight years as part of its $3.8billion METRONET plan, WA Labor Leader Mark McGowan said today.

Mr McGowan said WA Labor will provide close to 5,000 additional car-parking bays across the Perth rail network in its first term of government.

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Thursday, 07 February 2013

WA Labor's policy announcement video, showing on ABC TV between now and the March 9 election prior to the 7pm news.

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Tuesday, 05 February 2013

A McGowan Labor Government will deliver real investment in schools, health and community facilities in Geraldton, Deputy WA Labor Leader Roger Cook said today.

Mr Cook said for the past four and a half years, the Barnett-Grylls Government prioritised inner-city projects at the expense of services such as health, education and community facilities in Geraldton.

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Tuesday, 05 February 2013

Labor Statement

A McGowan Labor Government will make our communities safer with 500 extra police officers, in addition to the 170 new officers allocated in the existing budget making a total of 670 additional officers by 2017-18.

Mark McGowan said WA Labor will also provide a minimum of three new police stations and extra funding to support the expansion of the Mounted Police.

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Tuesday, 05 February 2013

Labor Statement February 2

WA Labor will build an east-west rail connection from Thornlie to the Mandurah line, as part of the future South Circle line, WA Labor Leader Mark McGowan said today.

Mr McGowan said the 11.5 kilometre rail extension would cost an estimated $286million, excluding rail cars. The project will start in 2016-17 and will be completed by the end of 2019.

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Tuesday, 05 February 2013

Mark McGowan as former Shadow State Development Minister and former Environment Minister talks about Labor's position on development in the Kimberley in 2010

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Monday, 04 February 2013

Labor Statement

Premier Colin Barnett must immediately release all documentation relating to his decision to sell a prime piece of publicly owned waterfront land to Crown for a $35million discount, Shadow Treasurer Ben Wyatt said today.

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Monday, 04 February 2013

Labor Statement

A McGowan Government will make Peel a priority and deliver real investment in roads, education and community facilities if it wins the March 9 State election.

WA Labor Leader Mark McGowan said Mandurah's traffic bridges were an important part of the road infrastructure, with 55,000 people using either the Old Mandurah Traffic Bridge or the Estuary Bridge every day.

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Sunday, 03 February 2013

Labor Statement January 31

WA Labor will build a 12 kilometre North Circle rail line by mid-2019, connecting the Joondalup line and the proposed Ellenbrook lines, to deliver the rail services needed in Perth's northern suburbs, WA Labor Leader Mark McGowan said today.

Mr McGowan said construction on the $616million project would begin in 2013-14. The line would service stations at Perth Central, Claisebrook, Maylands, Bayswater and Stirling, plus four new stations at Alexander Drive (Malaga), Mirrabooka Avenue (Mirrabooka), Wanneroo Road (Hamersley) and Balcatta, as well as two new stations to be built as part of the proposed Ellenbrook line at Walter Road (Morley) and Noranda.

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Thursday, 31 January 2013

Labor Statement

The taxpayer-funded Liberal Party election campaign continues, with Lotterywest now being raided by the Barnett Government in the lead up to the State election, Shadow Treasurer Ben Wyatt said today.

Mr Wyatt said over the past two months, Western Australians had seen a flurry of Ministerial media statements announcing grants from the independent Lotterywest.

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Thursday, 31 January 2013

Labor Statement

A WA Labor Government will build a rail line to Ellenbrook, via Morley, by the end of 2018, WA Labor Leader Mark McGowan said today.

Mr McGowan said the 21 kilometre Ellenbrook line would cost $863.5million, excluding rail cars, and construction was expected to start during 2014-15.

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Friday, 01 February 2013
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Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Labor Statement

The Barnett Government is on a taxpayer funded pre-election spending frenzy in the lead up to the Caretaker period of Government, Shadow Treasurer Ben Wyatt said today.

Mr Wyatt said it was clear that, despite claims to the contrary, Premier Colin Barnett was abusing the incumbency of Government in embarking on a media statement and spending frenzy.

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Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Labor Statement

Regional Development Minister Brendan Grylls has sat on the money allocated to ensure the Jigalong community has safe and reliable water and electricity, Shadow Minister for Indigenous Affairs Ben Wyatt said today.

Mr Wyatt said Mr Grylls issued a media statement on December 19, 2012 claiming he had provided funding to access quality drinking water and a new power station at Jigalong.

"This is a breathtaking display of both negligence and hypocrisy," Mr Wyatt said.

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Wednesday, 30 January 2013

WA Labor have closed their website and all access is now directed to the personal website of Mark McGowan.

His website states, 'the views expressed on the Mark McGowan WWW site are commentary only'

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Tuesday, 29 January 2013

The 2013 Election for Western Australia launch for WA Labor by party leader MarkMcGowan.

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Sunday, 27 January 2013

Labor Statement

WA Labor will cut the upfront costs of renting a house by abolishing the rental option fee, WA Labor Leader Mark McGowan said today.

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Friday, 25 January 2013

Bob Kucera on Shadow Boxing progarm discussing some history in politics  and his come back.

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Friday, 25 January 2013

Labor Statement

A McGowan Labor Government will deliver real investment in schools, health and community facilities in the seat of North West Central, Deputy Labor Leader Roger Cook said today.

Mr Cook said for the past four and a half years, the Barnett-Grylls Government prioritised inner-city projects at the expense of services such as health, education and community facilities in the North West.

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Thursday, 24 January 2013

Labor Lisa Baker 15 January

As Western Australians face the daily squeeze on Perth’s overcrowded trains, the Barnett Government has allowed two rail cars to sit empty during peak commuter times, Maylands MLA Lisa Baker and Mt Lawley Labor candidate Bob Kucera said today.

Ms Baker said one of the unused trains has been sitting idle in a shed awaiting repairs for over twelve months since an incident in October 2011 and there is no fixed date on when it will return to service.

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Thursday, 24 January 2013

Labor Statement 19 January

A McGowan Labor Government will make every new METRONET train station a Cyclist First train station as part of the solution to Perth's traffic congestion crisis, WA Labor Leader Mark McGowan said today.

Mr McGowan said investment in cycling was one important part of the solution to the traffic congestion crisis confronting Perth.

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