House debates

Wednesday, 30 March 2022

Statements by Members


1:33 pm

Photo of Anne AlyAnne Aly (Cowan, Australian Labor Party) Share this | | Hansard source

Before the last election, in 2019, with much hype and fanfare, the Prime Minister promised the people of Perth's northern suburbs a training hub in Wanneroo. Every budget since then has failed to deliver that training hub. Last night was no exception. It's another shameful example of a government that is there for the flashy announcement but never follows through on delivery.

There I was last night with my pen and my paper in hand like a child on Christmas morning waiting to hear what this government would deliver or would promise to the people in Perth's northern suburbs, 65 per cent of whom have to travel outside of the city of Wanneroo for work. Key infrastructure projects, like Neerabup industrial precinct, that will create jobs? Nothing. Nothing for the people in Perth's northern suburbs. This government simply doesn't care about creating jobs and developing skills for the people of Perth's northern suburbs and the people in Cowan. Just like with the Wanneroo training hub, there's nothing there for the Neerabup industrial precinct. The expansion of this precinct will create around 40,000 jobs, both direct and indirect, for people in the northern suburbs. But you know what? The only place you'll find a commitment to those people is in a Labor government budget.