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Libs pick former army officer, Bishop staffer as candidate in Stirling

Libs pick former army officer, Bishop staffer as candidate in Stirling

A former army officer and staffer to former foreign minister Julie Bishop has won the contest to replace Michael Keenan as the Liberal candidate for Stirling.

  • by Nathan Hondros

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WA Liberals worry Bishop replacement could be imposed 'from above'
Australia Votes

WA Liberals worry Bishop replacement could be imposed 'from above'

WA Liberals hoping to have a say in who becomes the party's candidate in the blue-ribbon seat of Curtin are worried an outsider will be foisted upon them.

  • by Nathan Hondros
WA MP's filibuster has already taken one day: here's why he won't stop talking
Liberal Party

WA MP's filibuster has already taken one day: here's why he won't stop talking

Liberal MP Nick Goiran has already spoken for a day on amendments to WA surrogacy laws and says he won't stop until the government releases a review into the legislation.

  • by Nathan Hondros
Mark McGowan under fire for taxpayer-funded 'intimate dinner'
Mark McGowan

Mark McGowan under fire for taxpayer-funded 'intimate dinner'

The Opposition is calling on Mark McGowan to repay $12,000 in taxpayer funds he used to fly to Sydney for a meeting with the NSW government, meetings with retired politicians and a fundraiser for NSW Labor.

  • by Nathan Hondros
Bookmark this page, here are the KPIs the Premier will use to judge his performance
WA budget

Bookmark this page, here are the KPIs the Premier will use to judge his performance

Premier Mark McGowan has released 12 key performance indicators the state government will use to target important issues facing Western Australia.

  • by Nathan Hondros
Questions over WA's Huawei deal won't go away, despite government spin
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Huawei

Questions over WA's Huawei deal won't go away, despite government spin

The WA Government turned itself inside out yesterday explaining its spin over a deal with Chinese telco Huawei, but did ASIO advise them the contract is A-OK?

  • by Nathan Hondros
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Premier doubles down on ASIO advice, rips Libs for 'anti-China sentiment'
Huawei

Premier doubles down on ASIO advice, rips Libs for 'anti-China sentiment'

Premier Mark McGowan has has accused the WA Opposition of peddling "anti-Chinese sentiment" in relation to questions over a contract with Chinese telco Huawei.

  • by Nathan Hondros
New WA major projects plan promises to end pork-barrelling politics
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Infrastructure

New WA major projects plan promises to end pork-barrelling politics

The statutory authority is aimed at getting politics out of infrastructure decision-making.

  • by Hamish Hastie
Defence of $206m Huawei deal stumbles amid questions over ASIO advice
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Huawei

Defence of $206m Huawei deal stumbles amid questions over ASIO advice

At the centre of a spat over Huawei's contract to build a data network for Perth's passenger trains are claims and counter-claims over the project's security.

  • by Nathan Hondros
Weekend Washup: Secret squirrels silent on taxpayer cash for campaign hopeful
Opinion
ALP

Weekend Washup: Secret squirrels silent on taxpayer cash for campaign hopeful

Taxpayer funds for candidates, aggro in State Parliament, Liberal Party preselections and our tweet of the week. All in Weekend Washup.

  • by Nathan Hondros
CFMEU urges sweeping changes for better taxpayer value on WA projects
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Infrastructure

CFMEU urges sweeping changes for better taxpayer value on WA projects

WA's peak construction union wants the public sector to take on more responsibility for the delivery of construction projects.

  • by Hamish Hastie