Election 2013 Western Australia March 9

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Political News

Barnett must now come clean on $35m discount to Crown

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.

WA Labor outlines commitment to Peel

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.

Whitfield Criticises McGowans Knowledge

Independent candidate for Rockingham Matthew Whitfield has criticised local member and Opposition leader Mark McGowan on his knowledge of the real estate industry.

CPA Says Council Amalgamations Do Not Add Up (Part 5)

Ken Eastwood AM the former national of CPA President gives a presentation at the Western Suburbs forum in November 2012.

He provides details on costs and the possible extra costs.

Funding boost for regional swimming pools

Nationals Announcement

State President of The Nationals WA, Colin Holt welcomed today’s announcement that regional swimming pools across the State will receive a funding boost, should The Nationals retain the balance of power at the upcoming election.

Mr Holt said a discussion paper released by The Nationals WA in Kalgoorlie today outlined a plan to provide local governments with up to $30,000 per aquatic centre each year to ensure they are safe, well maintained and accessible to all.

Greens plan to make demolition by neglect an offence with fines up to $1M

The Greens have announced that they will make Owners of heritage buildings that neglect their property to hasten demolition to be liable of fines of up to $1 million as part of a package of heritage initiatives to be released by them.

Liberal and Labor Attack Each Other On Costings

Both Labor and Liberal have attacked each other over costings on transport promises in the media today.

WA Climate Roundtable Wants

The WA Civil Society Climate Roundtable have produced an outline of their wants for WA for the attention of the Western Australian political parties in the 2013 election.


Comedy Cause Furore

Comedy videos have reportedly caused a furore in the Western Suburbs.

Lotterywest feels brunt of Barnett politics

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.

Brendon Grylls - State Conference 2012

Brendon Grylls outlines The Nationals WA commitments for the 2013 State election in August 2012.

Liberal Website Terms Make Policy Unreliable

The Liberal website which has had a lot of previous information removed and offline many times lately has terms and conditions that make any published policy on the site unreliable and questionably correct or committed too.

Barnett abusing the incumbency of Government in pre-election spending blitz

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.

WA Labor Close Website

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'

Greens renew call for independent umpire amid stoush over transport costings

Greens Statement January 24

The Greens have renewed their call for the establishment of an independent Parliamentary Budget Office to assess the election promises of all political parties.

The call comes amid a continuing stoush between the Government and the Opposition over the costs of their differing public transport plans.

The #wa2013vote website will be kept online so politicians promises and statements can be checked until the end of next WA election in 2017, and after.