Attorney General Michaelia Cash says Anthony Albanese and Labor are ‘not friends’ of Western Australia
Attorney General Michaelia Cash has denounced Labour’s past in Western Australia, saying they are ‘not friends’ of the state.
Attorney General Michaelia Cash has said Anthony Albanese and Labor are no friends of Western Australia – stating their last term date.
The comments come ahead of Labor’s launch in Perth, after Mr Albanese spent the week self-isolating with COVID-19 in Sydney.
“Just because you landed on Western Australian soil doesn’t mean you support Western Australia,” Ms Cash told Sky News Australia.
“Judge them on what they did in their last term.
“What did they do? They imposed a mining tax. A mining tax on our most profitable industry here in Western Australia.
“They forgot us when it comes to infrastructure. They are not friends of Western Australia.
The government stands to lose crucial seats in the state, including Swan, Pearce and Hasluck.
Asked about the Coalition’s outlook on May 21, Ms Cash said there was a “clear choice” facing voters.
“What has Scott Morrison done for Western Australia? He is a true friend of Western Australia.
The two leaders will square off in the campaign’s second leaders’ debate less than two weeks before the election.
The hour-long debate will take place next Sunday evening on the Nine Network.
Debate continues to rage over when Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese will face off in a bid to win over voters.
They have only faced each other once in this federal election campaign so far, at the Sky News/The Courier-Mail People’s Forum in Brisbane on April 20.
Mr Albanese, however, said he was optimistic about Labor’s chances in the state.
“Western Australians often understandably feel like the east coast doesn’t give them the respect they deserve,” he told Sky News Australia.
“Over the past two years, if you look at how the Australian economy has gone on, Western Australia and Queensland have done exceptionally well.”