Neither Mark McGowan nor any of his Cabinet ministers will attend a community safety forum in Broome next week, having rejected an invitation from the tourist mecca’s council.
Departures of Dean Nalder and Ben Wyatt leave big jobs to fill on both sides, writes Peter Law.
Peter LawState Political Editor
Sky News commentator Kristy McSweeney has confirmed her bid to replace the retiring Dean Nalder, saying she wants to ‘give WA people a first-rate Liberal frontbench they can be proud of’.
The decision has left thousands of hospitality venues operating at well below their usual capacity during the normally busy festive season.
WA’s Agriculture Minister has slammed the Federal Government for dropping the ball over biosecurity, putting the State’s farmers at risk of losing important export markets.
Premier Mark McGowan has called on the business community to help defuse tensions between Australia and Beijing, saying WA ‘cannot discount’ China’s economic importance to the State.
Retiring Shadow Treasurer Dean Nalder says it will be a ‘challenge’ for the WA Liberals to confront the influence of powerbrokers who are ‘running the party’.
Wheel clamping will be banned in WA this month, removing the ‘un-Australian’ practice from the State’s parking lots in time for the busy Christmas shopping season.
A Sky News commentator is set to enter the race to replace retiring MP Dean Nalder in the safe Liberal seat of Bateman.
We need people who understand us and our needs and don’t need it “black-splained” by an advisory committee.
Tens of thousands of West Australian families are making plans to reunite over Christmas after Premier Mark McGowan announced quarantine-free travel with NSW and Victoria would resume from December 8.
Josh Zimmerman and Peter Law
Dean Nalder and his wife today decided it was time to start a new chapter. Here’s why we should thank him for closing this one on his career in the WA Liberal Party.
Respected Perth lawyer Hayley Cormann would be the frontrunner to be the Liberal candidate for Bateman at the March election were it not for her husband, Mathias Cormann. HERE’S WHY.
Former Barnett government minister and shadow treasurer Dean Nalder has revealed the reasons behind his sensational announcement that he is quitting State politics before the March election.
The peak body for WA’s hospitality sector is pushing for the 2sqm rule to be modified before Christmas to allow pubs, bars and restaurants to welcome more patrons and recoup crippling losses.
Child Protection Minister Simone McGurk has revealed that WA youths were present in close to a third of all family violence reports attended by police last year.
Under the pilot program, victims of family and domestic violence would have access to a specially created one-stop unit dedicated to providing wraparound support under a WA Liberal Government.
Scott Morrison says WA opening its borders with NSW and Victoria was part of Australia’s ‘comeback’. READ THE HEALTH ADVICE THAT OPENED WA’S BORDERS
Premier Mark McGowan is expected to reveal when WA can expect its border with Victoria and NSW to come down. Watch the announcement live from 8.15am.
The Premier’s expected announcement means families who have been divided by the border for up to eight months can finally reunite for the festive season.
The State Government today confirmed it has an ‘ambition’ for net zero emissions by 2050, but decided against enshrining a target in law and will work with the resources sector to meet its aspiration.
WA Premier Mark McGowan says he expects to announce changes to the State’s border rules ‘in the next couple of days’.
Twice-jailed ex-premier Brian Burke has praised new WA Liberal leader Zak Kirkup’s ‘surprising’ decision to recruit a former Labor staffer as his chief of staff.
Zak Kirkup, the new WA Opposition Leader, has received a dressing down after being photographed while doorknocking in his Dawesville electorate.
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