Labor or LiberalGray or Bishop
Who is best for business?
We heard two of Western Australia’s most senior politicians make their pitch for the business vote in Western Australia.
Hon Julie Bishop MP is Deputy Leader of the Opposition and Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs, and will play a key role if the coalition regains power in Canberra. Before entering politics, Ms Bishop was managing partner at law firm Clayton Utz.
Hon Gary Gray AO MP is Parliamentary Secretary for Western and Northern Australia and is a likely minister in a future Labor government. Previously he held a senior executive role at Woodside Petroleum and was Labor's national secretary.A panel of business and political experts will ask about the big issues facing WA and you will hear first-hand many of these insights:
Fiona Harris has been a professional non-executive director for the past 15 years, sitting on boards of more than 25 companies during that time. She is a member of the national board of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and was formerly Western Australia State President.
Currently she acts as:- Chairman of Barrington Consulting Group Pty Ltd- Director of listed companies Universal Resources Ltd, Territory Resources Ltd and Sundance Resources Ltd- Director of private company Perron Group
Dale Alcock is the Managing Director of the ABN Group (Alcock Brown-Neaves Group) and has become the leading home builder in Western Australia while his flagship company - Dale Alcock Homes - marked its 23rd anniversary this year.
The ABN Group has constructed more than 31,000 homes since 1978 and currently builds around 3,500 homes every year, making it the largest building of detached homes in Australia.
Peter Kennedy is one of Australia's most respected political journalists and currently works on ABC 1 News and the 720 ABC Perth breakfast program and features as a guest writer in the political perspective section of WA Business News.
Peter started out as high school teacher and lecturer, then a journalist as a political correspondent throughout Australia. Peter then moved to Canberra where he became Press Secretary to Deputy Premier Mal Bryce. He's been with the ABC since 1990 and in 1995 was awarded the prestigious Clarion Prize by his peers, for outstanding contribution to journalism.