WA's steel industry has called for the Barnett government to release more details on how much local work has been created by Chevron's $43 billion Gorgon gas project and Fortescue Metals Group's iron ore operations in the Pilbara.
Liberal member Deidre Willmott has announced she will step aside as the endorsed candidate for the seat of Cottesloe as new leader Colin Barnet indicated he will revisit plans for a water canal from the Kimberley to Perth.
The Liberal Party’s surprise promise to build a canal to take water from the Kimberley has changed the election dynamic. Joe Poprzeczny reports that one party had to move in what was a dull and boring campaign.
Despite the Latham imbroglio and State Labor’s dismal scores in several opinion polls held late in 2004, a surprisingly large number of senior Liberals – MPs and rank-and-file – believe Gallop-led Labor is still likely to sneak home in the coming election