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Liberals line up to blast McGowan's claim Palmer lawsuit would close hospitals, schools

Liberals line up to blast McGowan's claim Palmer lawsuit would close hospitals, schools

Opposition Leader Liza Harvey has vowed to keep schools, hospitals and police stations open if Queensland businessman Clive Palmer wins a massive compensation payout from the the WA government.

  • by Nathan Hondros

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WA Premier's populism makes Palmer a legal pariah, but why?
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Mark McGowan

WA Premier's populism makes Palmer a legal pariah, but why?

Premier Mark McGowan had a blunt answer when journalists questioned whether his anti-Clive Palmer legislation had gone too far: "I'll tell you what justice is here".

  • by Nathan Hondros
Harvey back on hard border bandwagon as McGowan rolls out coronavirus cash
Coronavirus pandemic

Harvey back on hard border bandwagon as McGowan rolls out coronavirus cash

Opposition Leader Liza Harvey has reversed her position on WA's hard border but rejected claims she has back-flipped to avoid an electoral backlash.

  • by Nathan Hondros
WA election race now on as Labor unveils coronavirus 'recovery plan'
Coronavirus pandemic

WA election race now on as Labor unveils coronavirus 'recovery plan'

Labor has a $5.5 billion coronavirus recovery plan that looks like an election manifesto, but the government is heralding a "pipeline of jobs".

  • by Nathan Hondros
WA Liberals to endorse convicted client of former navy lawyer Mark McGowan to run for parliament
Perth

WA Liberals to endorse convicted client of former navy lawyer Mark McGowan to run for parliament

Phil Twiss was once on criminal charges and represented by then-navy lawyer Mark McGowan. Now he's on the verge of winning Liberal endorsement for the next state election.

  • by Nathan Hondros
Dumped regional Labor MP slams factional deal to keep MacTiernan and Yang in Parliament
Alannah Mactiernan

Dumped regional Labor MP slams factional deal to keep MacTiernan and Yang in Parliament

A long-serving Labor MP has slammed her party's preselection process which was seen her become a "victim" of a "cynical factional exercise".

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Clive Palmer rubbishes Labor's changes to WA election laws
Clive Palmer

Clive Palmer rubbishes Labor's changes to WA election laws

Mining magnate Clive Palmer has slammed the McGowan Government's proposed changes to WA electoral laws, which would cap the amount private citizens can spend on election campaigns.

  • by Hamish Hastie and Nathan Hondros
WA Labor's 'Local Jobs' scheme 'delivers zero employment', built on 'branding exercise'
Perth

WA Labor's 'Local Jobs' scheme 'delivers zero employment', built on 'branding exercise'

WA Labor's $39.1 million 'Local Projects Local Jobs' program was not about employment but was given its name as a "branding exercise", according to evidence before a parliamentary committee.

  • by Nathan Hondros
Freo ship's coronavirus cases 'no excuse' to keep state locked up: Harvey
Coronavirus pandemic

Freo ship's coronavirus cases 'no excuse' to keep state locked up: Harvey

Liza Harvey is ramping up pressure on Mark McGowan over WA's interstate travel restrictions, accusing him of playing politics over a sheep ship docked in Fremantle.

  • by Nathan Hondros
Liberal hopeful quits after scrutiny over driving record, party investigation
WA

Liberal hopeful quits after scrutiny over driving record, party investigation

WA Liberal candidate Christopher Tan, who was preselected to run in a winnable upper house seat, has quit at a party meeting called to reconsider his endorsement.

  • by Nathan Hondros
Liberal candidate faces sack after revelations he drove without a licence with 30 unpaid fines
Liberal Party

Liberal candidate faces sack after revelations he drove without a licence with 30 unpaid fines

A Liberal candidate is facing the sack after details of his long history of driving without a licence, driving unlicensed vehicles and defaulting on fines emerged.

  • by Nathan Hondros