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More school budget cuts for 2015
5th Jan 2015
More school budget cuts for 2015

Hundreds of Western Australian public schools have been told by the Barnett Government that their budgets for 2015 will be drastically cut, State Member for Fremantle Simone McGurk said today. On the last day of school for 2014, school principals at hundreds of WA public schools were informed they will lose more money in 2015 …

WA in the red for the first time in 15 years
22nd Dec 2014
WA in the red for the first time in 15 years

Colin Barnett has plunged WA into its first budget deficit in 15 years and the biggest deficit in the State’s history, State Member for Fremantle Simone McGurk said today. The Barnett Government’s Mid-Year Review confirms the inevitable result of years of reckless financial management. Ms McGurk said the $30 billion Barnett debt will impact on …

Call on community to oppose Perth Freight Link
18th Dec 2014
Call on community to oppose Perth Freight Link

The announcement that the Perth freight Link will be built from 2016 is a call to arms for anyone who cares about sensible infrastructure planning. The State and Federal Liberal Governments announced on Wednesday that they would jointly spend $1.6 billion to build the road from Perth Airport to Fremantle Port, which would include the controversial …

Ongoing commitment needed to deliver on new Fremantle high school
15th Dec 2014
Ongoing commitment needed to deliver on new Fremantle high school

After 18 months the Barnett Government has finally announced its plan for Fremantle schools, State Member for Fremantle Simone McGurk said today. Ms McGurk said Hamilton Senior High School and South Fremantle Senior High School will be amalgamated to form the new Fremantle College. “WA Labor and the Fremantle community have been calling for a …

Kaleeya Hospital closes its doors
2nd Dec 2014
Kaleeya Hospital closes its doors

The State Government has used the commissioning of the new Fiona Stanley Hospital to reduce quality health services in Fremantle, with Kaleeya Hospital closing its doors today. Member for Fremantle Simone McGurk said maternity, neonatal and gynaecological services at Kaleeya would cease. “The commissioning of the Fiona Stanley Hospital has led to the reduction of …

Simone joins Road to Rail at Tier 3 rally
25th Nov 2014
Simone joins Road to Rail at Tier 3 rally

A protest at Parliament House today against the closure of the Tier 3 rail lines in the Wheatbelt has received backing from the Fremantle community, and Simone McGurk was there to show her support. She joined the Fremantle Road to Rail campaign alongside by Willagee MP Peter Tinley and Kwinana MP Roger Cook to protest …

Barnett Government must provide leadership on Freo high school amalgamations
13th Nov 2014
Barnett Government must provide leadership on Freo high school amalgamations

The Barnett Government is continuing to leave Fremantle parents and students in limbo, refusing to reveal its plans to amalgamate South Fremantle Senior High School and Hamilton Senior High School. In a parliamentary grievance to the Premier, who arrived late to the chamber, Fremantle Labor MP Simone McGurk slammed the Government for creating uncertainty among …

Barnett Government inflicts pain on Freo patients
10th Nov 2014
Barnett Government inflicts pain on Freo patients

The wellbeing of dozens of Fremantle pain management patients has been put in jeopardy, with the Barnett Government cutting back staffing levels as it moves the clinic to the new Fiona Stanley Hospital. Fremantle Labor MP Simone McGurk said the Government was cutting resources from the clinic’s STEPS program, which would mean that up to …

Call for Fremantle grave to be heritage listed
29th Oct 2014
Call for Fremantle grave to be heritage listed

As part of the Centenary of ANZAC and the commemoration events being held in Fremantle the seven graves and cremation plaques of Victoria Cross recipients should be placed on the State Heritage Register. Nearly six months ago Labor Leader Mark McGowan called on the Barnett Government to ensure the graves and cremation plaques of seven …

$1.25million for Fremantle Primary School upgrade
7th Oct 2014
$1.25million for Fremantle Primary School upgrade

After tireless campaigning by the Fremantle Primary School P&C the school has been given $1.25million to upgrade their undercover area, canteen and the cleaner’s and gardener’s storage area. Member for Fremantle Simone McGurk said it was a win for the school community and shows that persistence and perseverance pays off. Works on a toilet upgrade …