Election 2013 Western Australia March 9

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Political News

Candidate champions The Nationals vision for agriculture

Nationals Statement

Nationals candidate for Albany, Robert Sutton, said The Nationals $300 million agriculture policy offered a long-term plan for agriculture and regional communities.

Mr Sutton said The Nationals WA would invest $300 million, should they retain the balance of power at the State election, to boost investment in Western Australia’s agricultural sector and enable farmers to capitalise on current opportunities.

Legislative Council Summary Results

Who 2008 Winners 2013 Early Indicator
Liberal 16 17
Labor 11 11
Nationals 5 5
Greens 4 2
Shooters & Fishers   1
Family First   0
Total 36 36


Legislative Assembly Summary Results


Party 2008-2013 Seats % 2013 Prediction %
Greens 0 0.0 1  
Labor 26 44.0 20  
Liberal 24 40.7 30  
National 5 8.5 8  
Independents 4 6.8 0  
Total 59 100.0 59 100.0


Legislative Assembly - Lower House

WA Election 2013 Winners Prediction at Monday 3pm

(these are not final and subject to change)

Electorate 2008-2013 2013 Prediction Name
Albany Labor Labor Watson
Albert Cove Independent Liberal Nalder
Armadale Labor Labor Buti
Balcatta Labor Liberal Hatton
Bassendean Labor Labor Kelly
Belmont Labor Liberal Godfrey
Bunbury Liberal Liberal Castrilli
Butler Labor Labor Quigley
Cannington Labor Labor Johnston
Carine Liberal Liberal Krsticevic
Central Wheatbelt Nationals Nationals Davies
Churchlands Independent Liberal L'Estrange
Cockburn Labor Labor Logan
Collie-Preston Labor Labor Murray
Cottesloe Liberal Liberal Barnett
Darling Range Liberal Liberal Simpson
Dawesville Liberal Liberal Hames
Eyre Liberal Nationals De Grussa
Forrestfield Labor Liberal Morton
Fremantle Independent Labor McGurk
Geraldton Liberal Liberal Blayney
Girrawheen Labor Labor Quirk
Gosnells Labor Labor Tallentire
Hillarys Liberal Liberal Johnson
Jandakot Liberal Liberal Francis
Joondalup Labor Liberal Norberger
Kalamunda Liberal Liberal Day
Kalgoorlie Independent Nationals Duncan
Kimberley Labor Greens Maher
Kingsley Liberal Liberal Mitchell
Kwinana Labor Labor Cook
Mandurah Labor Labor Templeman
Maylands Labor Labor Baker
Midland Labor Labor Roberts
Mirrabooka Labor Labor Freeman
Moore Nationals Nationals Love
Morley Liberal Liberal Britza
Mount Lawley Liberal Liberal Sutherland
Murray-Wellington Liberal Liberal Cowper
Nedlands Liberal Liberals Marmion
North West Central Nationals Nationals Catania
Ocean Reef Liberal Liberal Jacob
Perth Labor Liberal Evangel
Pilbara Labor Nationals Grylls
Riverton Liberal Liberal Nahan
Rockingham Labor Labor McGowan
Scarborough Liberal Liberal Harvey
South Perth Liberal Liberal McGrath
Southern River Liberal Liberal Abetz
Swan Hills Liberal Liberal Alban
Vasse Liberal Liberal Buswell
Victoria Park Labor Labor Wyatt
Wagin Nationals Nationals Waldron
Wanneroo Liberal Liberal Miles
Warnbro Labor Labor Papalia
Warren-Blackwood Nationals Nationals Redman
West Swan Labor Labor Saffioti
Willagee Labor Labor Tinley


Liberals’ Planning Policy

Liberal Planning Policy
The Liberal-led Government has progressed a bold planning reform and infrastructure investment agenda. The Liberal Party is committed to underpinning Western Australia’s economic growth with a strong and stable planning system and transformative capital works projects, including Elizabeth Quay, Perth City Link, the Riverside Project and the revitalisation of the Perth Cultural Centre and William Street.
The reforms of our planning system include the introduction of Development Assessment Panels, a streamlining of the planning process to provide more robust and integrated planning systems and, significantly, the creation of the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority (MRA).

Barnett Woodside Gang Up on Broome Community

Greens candidate Chris Maher has questioned the latest secrecy in the Browse LNG Development in Broome.

Broome Council was requested to keep secret documents that show impact of James Price Point.

Whitfield Congratulates McGowan on taking up Council Rate Ceilings

Independent candidate Matthew Whitfield has welcomed Mark McGowan's announcement that he would look to place a cap on future Council Rate rises should he be elected

Whitfield who has been campaigning for a cap on Council Rates in the Rockingham electorate has seen it as a winner and formed part of his platform.


Greens launch new website front and introduce 'True Progress'

WA Greens have introduced a new and updated website entry point and have introduced the 'True Progress' campaign www.greenswa.net.au

In an showcase entrance they are exercising there strength being in the top three parties of the WA 2013 Election.

WA Labor will ban privatisation of public services

Liberal Statement

The evidence is stacking up against Colin Barnett's secret plans to sell Western Power to pay off his $18billion debt, WA Labor Leader Mark McGowan said today.

Mr McGowan rejected Mr Barnett's assertions that Western Power was not going to be sold, should the Liberal party be re-elected for a second term.

Albany to benefit from The Nationals’ plan for the Regional Cities Initiative

Nationals Statement

The Nationals WA candidate for Albany, Robert Sutton, has said the Regional Cities initiative – a key commitment from The Nationals WA should they win the balance of power at the State election – will provide a major boost for Albany and surrounding communities.

The Regional Cities initiative will help to prepare and promote major regional centres like Albany as desirable places to settle and invest as the State’s regional population growth.

Greens Plan Answers Call for Help on Sprawl

Greens Statement - March 5

Today the Greens supported CEO’s calls for State Government support to deliver services and infrastructure along Perth’s fringes and said that working smarter within our current urban footprint will relieve pressure in outer suburbs.

As chief executives of outer suburban councils call for action on urban sprawl, Greens WA Planning Spokesperson Lynn MacLaren MLC said Perth had all the land needed for today and future growth.

Wedge and Grey Shack Sites

Greens Statement

In 2011, the Environment and Public Affairs Committee of which Lynn is a member conducted a 12-month review into shack sites in Western Australia. A full copy of the Committee’s report is available here.

This issue is complex, particularly because the shacks are privately owned structures situated on public land. There are also issues of public amenity, health, heritage, damage to the environment, and risk.

Greens launch Transparent and Open Government Action Plan

Greens Statement

The Greens (WA) today launched their Transparent and Open Government Action Plan which will provide a robust framework to enhance public confidence in government decision making.

Greens WA spokesperson for electoral affairs Alison Xamon MLC said that through the creation of a rigorous regulatory regime for lobbyists, the Greens would ensure the activity of all lobbyists, not just third party lobbyists, was appropriately regulated.

Liberal's graffiti announcement an admission of failure

Labor Statement

The Liberal Party's plan to force graffiti vandals to clean up graffiti damage is an admission of failure by the Barnett Government to tackle the problem, WA Labor Leader Mark McGowan said today.

Mr McGowan said the Liberal Party's announcement shows they still have no proper plan to tackle graffiti in our communities.

The Snedger

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