Tuesday, 16 February 2021
Statements by Members
Unlike those opposite, the McGowan WA Labor government has kept WA safe and strong as they have maintained a hard WA border, when required, and now as they open up to the rest of the nation. This stood in stark contrast with the Morrison Liberal government and it's Attorney-General siding with Clive Palmer to bring down WA's border when it was unsafe to do so. The strong approach by Mark McGowan and his team, always following the health advice, has kept WA's resources and construction industries powering along, supporting not only Western Australia but the nation's economy. This has resulted in WA having the lowest unemployment rate in the country and the highest participation rate. There are more people employed in WA now than there were this time last year. This prudent management has enabled a commitment to flattening public transport fares, capping them at just two zones, saving working families thousands of dollars a year.
The WA Labor team in my community has been working hard. Terry Healy in Southern River announced a $2 million commitment for a youth plaza. Chris Tallentire in Thornlie announced hundreds of thousands of dollars to restore the Canning River and upgrades to the Gosnells men's shed and Gosnells City Football Club clubrooms. Yaz Mubarakai in Jandakot announced $10 million towards the Canning Vale Regional Sporting Complex and upgrades and support for the Sikh temple in Canning Vale. Tony Buti in Armadale has announced new traffic lights for Armadale and Eighth Road, and Hugh Jones in Darling Range committed millions of dollars for road upgrades in Byford and a new $14 million fire station.