A senior McGowan Government minister has offered a scathing assessment of Zak Kirkup, accusing the WA Liberal leader of coveting the spotlight but “running away” from scrutiny.
A Federal Labor MP has slammed WA Liberal Leader Zak Kirkup over his shock early-concession of the 2021 State election, part of a mixed reaction across the country to ‘unprecedented’ move.
Mark McGowan has declared ‘the West Australian way is to never give up’, hours after Opposition leader Zak Kirkup’s extraordinary admission his party had no chance of winning the State Election.
After already conceding the WA election, Liberal leader Zak Kirkup says a complete Labor victory could risk the State’s democratic processes.
Charlotte Elton & Ben O'Shea
A WA Liberal candidate promoted the use of an unproved anti-parasite drug as a coronavirus treatment on the same day more than two million West Australians were placed into lockdown.
A refreshingly honest, brave and candid interview in Thursday’s The West Australian with Opposition Leader Zak Kirkup has changed the game ahead of the State Election.
Zak Kirkup has conceded the Liberals will lose the State election — declaring ‘it’s not my time’ but vowing to keep fighting so Labor is held accountable.
A straw poll of hundreds of West Australians casting their ballots in key electorates on the first day of early voting has found overwhelming support for WA Labor.
Josh Zimmerman, Caitlyn Rintoul, Charlotte Elton, Rangi Harini, Brianna Dugan and Jake Dietsch
Deputy Opposition Leader Libby Mettam has addressed the Liberals’ embarrassing WhatsApp leak and responded to questions about whether she would assume party leadership if Zak Kirkup loses Dawesville.
Liberal leader Zak Kirkup has lashed out at Labor for preferencing anti-vaxxers above the Liberals in Riverton, a seat where the Labor candidate is a GP.
A GP, a teacher, a paramedic and a fly-in, fly-out sparkie — all installed as near unbackable favourites by bookmakers in electorates that have rarely, if ever, voted red.
A WhatsApp group chat used exclusively by WA Liberal MPs has been shut down after former leader Mike Nahan’s scathing attack on the party’s signature energy policy was made public.
Rogue MP Craig Kelly has resigned from the Liberal Party and no-one should be happier than his former leader Scott Morrison.
Controversial MP Craig Kelly has quit the Liberal Party to become an independent and sit on the cross bench.
Lanai Scarr & Annabel Hennessy
Finance Minister Simon Birmingham has admitted he failed to meet with an ex-staffer despite learning she was planning to go public with sex assault allegations against another former Liberal staffer.
Bookmakers are tipping an Election Day slaughtering with the WA Liberals on course to lose seven of their 13 seats – including that of opposition leader Zak Kirkup.
A fourth woman has come forward to allege she was sexually assaulted by the same political staffer accused of raping a colleague inside Parliament House.
Daniel McCulloch and Matt Coughlan
A third woman has claimed she was sexually assaulted by the same former Liberal staffer accused of raping Brittany Higgins, saying she was barely out of school when she was assaulted.
Clare Armstrong and Sarah Ison
Deputy Premier Roger Cook has derided the WA Liberals over the preselection of ‘weird, dangerous’ candidates as a sign of immaturity and labelled Zak Kirkup ‘delusional’ for his post-election plan.
Another Liberal candidate is embroiled in pre-election controversy, with revelations a church she co-founded with her husband is telling followers COVID-19 was ‘God’s power at work’.
The courageous decision by former Liberal staffer Brittany Higgins to go public with her allegation of rape against a male ex-colleague will set off a “wave of change” in Canberra, Julia Gillard says.
Premier Mark McGowan says anyone predicting a landslide victory for his government on March 13, should “take a cold shower”.
A Canberra insider whose affair with her boss triggered the infamous ‘bonk ban’ says at least four political staffers have been paid off after being bullied or harassed out of their jobs since 2019.
The ex-Liberal staffer allegedly raped in the office of Defence Minister Linda Reynolds says she will pursue a formal police investigation as the Federal Government braces for its own #MeToo moment.
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