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More women in WA Parliament under WA Labor’s rule changes
2nd Sep 2015
More women in WA Parliament under WA Labor’s rule changes

There will be more women in WA Parliament thanks to rule changes adopted this WA Labor State Conference over the weekend. The conference adopted the affirmative action rule changes agreed to at the recent national conference of the ALP, which mean by 2021, 45 per cent of WA candidates for winnable seats will be women. …

Residents confront Minister over Freight link
13th Aug 2015
Residents confront Minister over Freight link

Residents affected by the Perth Freight Link have challenged Transport Minister Dean Nalder over the controversial project outside an exclusive breakfast function this morning. The Minister was scheduled to speak about the project at a breakfast hosted by the Melville Chamber of Commerce after having previously refused to visit residents whose homes are in danger …

Barnett must follow through on promise to revitalise Fremantle
7th Aug 2015
Barnett must follow through on promise to revitalise Fremantle

The Barnett Government has finally begun to listen to the community’s calls to honour its election promise to bring a government department to Fremantle. Member for Fremantle Simone McGurk cautiously welcomed news that expressions of interest will be sought to provide office accommodation for government workers. The Fremantle community has faced three years of uncertainty …

Roe 8 extension will put more trucks on southern suburbs roads
3rd Jul 2015
Roe 8 extension will put more trucks on southern suburbs roads

The Barnett Liberals are pushing ahead with a flawed plan to put thousands of extra trucks on roads through Perth’s southern suburbs. The Liberal Government is continuing to push the Perth Freight Link, despite new modelling revealing it would place an extra 10,000 trucks on roads each week. Traffic modelling released during budget estimates in …

Simone joins WA Labor’s Shadow Cabinet
26th Jun 2015
Simone joins WA Labor’s Shadow Cabinet

WA Labor Leader Mark McGowan has promoted Simone McGurk to Shadow Cabinet, giving the Fremantle MP responsibility for Community Services, Children’s Interests and Women’s Interests. Ms McGurk said she was proud to have been elected to the Opposition front bench. “There’s a lot to do. The Barnett Government has mismanaged a period of record economic growth …

Transport Minister faces further conflict of interest claims
10th Jun 2015
Transport Minister faces further conflict of interest claims

Questions have been raised about a possible conflict of interest of Transport Minister Dean Nalder after it was revealed he owns a commercial storage unit near one of the proposed routes of the Perth Freight Link. In questioning from State Labor MP for Fremantle Simone McGurk during Budget Estimates hearings in State Parliament, the Transport …

Palmyra residents rally against Perth Freight Link
20th May 2015
Palmyra residents rally against Perth Freight Link

Around 60 Palmyra residents who were told their homes could be lost to the Perth Freight Link braved the weather last weekend to protest the Liberal Government’s plans to demolish their houses. They were joined by Simone, WA Labor leader Mark McGowan and Willagee MLA Peter Tinley, who vowed to support residents in their campaign …

Save the Royal George Hotel – petition now online
8th May 2015
Save the Royal George Hotel – petition now online

Get behind the campaign to save the iconic Royal George Hotel in East Fremantle. Built in 1903, it has suffered years of neglect and inaction at the hands of the Liberal State Government. It appears the Government is set to sell the hotel as part of its asset sales program, so now is the time …

Barnett Government creates division by cutting Italian language program
29th Apr 2015
Barnett Government creates division by cutting Italian language program

The Barnett Liberal Government’s decision to cut funding to the Italian Community Language Program will deprive 22,000 WA students of learning the language. The potential loss of the program, which has been successfully run by the Italo-Australian Welfare and Culture Centre for the past 35 years, will have a strong impact on Fremantle, which is …

On board the Rainbow Warrior off Freo
10th Apr 2015
On board the Rainbow Warrior off Freo

Simone recently took the opportunity to jump on board the Rainbow Warrior, which was moored off Fremantle this week. Simone meet with captain Pete Wilcox, who was on board the original Rainbow Warrior when it was bombed by the French in New Zealand 30 years ago. “We discussed the Barnett Government’s current moves to treat peaceful …