The Nationals and Liberals have committed to hold talks on how they can work together to defeat Labor after signing an ‘alliance agreement’ today.
South West MLC Steve Thomas has sounded a warning about Agriculture Minister Alannah MacTiernan and her colleagues having “unfettered power” in Parliament.
Wickepin farmer Steve Martin has secured the sole Liberal seat in the Legislative Council’s Agricultural Region and is set to become one of a handful of farmers in State Parliament.
Margaret River vineyard owner and former RRR Women’s Network chief executive Jackie Jarvis has won a seat in the Upper House for WA Labor after a massive shake-up of the South West Region.
Failed Western Australia Party Upper House candidate Dave Grills says he “had very little to do” with his party’s decision to preference an obscure micro-party
Daylight Saving Party leader and new WA Upper House MP Wilson Tucker has broken his silence with a bombshell revelation he is living in the United States.
Mark McGowan might be popular with city slickers, but in the Central Wheatbelt it’s Mia Davies that attracts a crowd.
The Premier has labelled Nationals leader Mia Davies ‘inexperienced’ after he confirmed her office would receive the same level of funding that he received when in Opposition.
WA Agriculture Minister Alannah MacTiernan says helping the industry address climate change is her primary motivation for wanting to continue in the portfolio.
The stalwart of regional WA politics lost his seat after 16 years in what he called the “McGowan tsunami” during this year’s State election, with Labor’s Jane Kelsbie officially set to take his place.
Farmers have slammed Murray-Wellington MLA Robyn Clarke for beginning her second term in parliament by backing a pro-vegan organisation in one of the biggest agricultural electorates in the State.
The Liberal Party’s only two remaining Lower House MPs — David Honey and Libby Mettam — are both expected to nominate for the leadership after the election wipe-out, The West can reveal.
Ousted Warren-Blackwood MLA Terry Redman says he is gutted to lose his seat, but wishes Labor’s Jane Kelsbie all the best on his patch.
Local business owners with operations in Southeast Asia are gobsmacked by Mark McGowan’s move to scrap the Asian Engagement portfolio after stressing the importance of diversifying the economy.
Danielle Le Messurier
Growers across the State have aired concern the “distorted” numbers in Parliament following Labor’s landslide win will drown out the voice of regional WA.
Shannon Verhagen & Jenne Brammer
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Darren West is relishing in his party’s landslide victory in the Upper House, but he knows it comes with a lot of responsibility.
Alannah MacTiernan hopes to keep the agriculture and regional development portfolios when Mark McGowan reveals his new-look Cabinet tomorrow.
Another seat once considered unwinnable for Labor has turned red today as Mark McGowan received a standing ovation from the 75 members of the party’s enormous caucus.
If the Daylight Saving Party wins a seat in the State’s Upper House, it will be the ‘crowning absurdity’ of WA’s electoral system, election analyst William Bowe says.
As the final votes are counted in uncalled electoral districts across WA, the Liberals and Nationals are on track to lose even more seats with a late surge in votes favouring the ALP.
Liberal MLC Steve Thomas said he was “not optimistic” about an alliance between the Liberal Party and Nationals WA as he offered a brutally honest appraisal of his party’s performance.
Farmers fear agriculture could be a big loser following Labor’s landslide election victory, which they say would give the party unfettered powers in State Parliament.
Housing and Fisheries Minister Peter Tinley has been be dumped from Mark McGowan’s second-term Cabinet, with his replacement already identified.
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