Safeguarding WA independence from Canberra in the Asia Century
16 April 2013
Royal Perth Yacht Club
Free Public Forum
Hon Christian Porter
Endorsed Liberal federal candidate for Pearce
Mr Porter has been a legal practitioner with Clayton Utz and Office of Public Prosecutions, and lectured in law at the University of WA. He entered State Parliament in 2008 and served as Treasurer, Attorney-General and Corrective Services Minister.
Key issues to be addressed:
- Survey Canberra's centralising since the 1920s and WA's pioneering post-1960 drive for greater economic involvement with Asian economies
- WA in 1980s exports to Asia at $800 million. Today these stand at $70 billion.
- Australian east coast population centres have 92 of the 150 House of Representatives seats - NSW, 48; Victoria, 37; Tasmania, 5; and the ACT, 2, to Western Australia has 15.
- The five Rudd/Gillard & Gillard/Swan years (2008-13) show how formidable this near two-thirds in that chamber can be with imposition of a tax on Carbon Dioxide and a mining profits tax plus additional environmental controls.
Come and bring a friend - ask a question.
Let Mr Porter know what you want from Canberra.
CNI is a non-party political group of Australians trying to build a better Australia for future generations.
Council for the National Interest, WA Committee
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