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Support the Royal George Hotel
25th Mar 2015
Support the Royal George Hotel

This morning Simone joined Channel 9’s Today program in a live broadcast from East Fremantle’s iconic Royal George Hotel. The heritage landmark, which was built in 1903, has been listed as part of the State Government’s asset sale program, but after years of neglect there is still no heritage plan for the hotel. “Without putting a …

Campaign for Freo Ocean Pool launched
6th Mar 2015
Campaign for Freo Ocean Pool launched

Bathers Beach in Fremantle could become the site of WA’s first ocean pool under a plan developed by Fremantle local and building designer, Sam Martin. Fremantle Labor MP Simone McGurk said she supported the idea, with WA Labor having promised a Freo ocean pool in the lead-up to the 2013 State election. The City of Fremantle has …

Positive plan for Freo thwarted by State Government inaction
3rd Mar 2015
Positive plan for Freo thwarted by State Government inaction

Fremantle’s economic challenges would continue unless the current Liberal National Government invests in Fremantle, State Labor Member for Fremantle Simone McGurk has warned. Her comments come after the City of Fremantle unveiled a positive revitalisation plan as part of its extensive visioning project. “It’s one thing to come up with ideas for how to revitalise …

Residents, nurses join in Freo Hospital ED protest
3rd Feb 2015
Residents, nurses join in Freo Hospital ED protest

This morning Simone was joined by Freo residents, nurses, hospital workers, Shadow Health Minister Roger Cook and Federal Member for Fremantle, Melissa Parke MP, to protest the closing of Fremantle Hospital’s Emergency Department. “This short-sighted decision by the Barnett Government that will have a negative impact on the most vulnerable in our community,” she said. …

Return of Rottnest Quod long overdue recognition of tragic history
28th Jan 2015
Return of Rottnest Quod long overdue recognition of tragic history

The decision to end the use of the former Aboriginal prison on Rottnest Island for tourist accommodation has been welcomed by Fremantle Labor MP Simone McGurk. Ms McGurk praised the decision by Karma Royal Group to return the Quod – the site at which over 300 Aboriginal inmates died in the 1800’s – to the …

Serco the only winner of Barnett’s mismanagement
12th Jan 2015
Serco the only winner of Barnett’s mismanagement

The only winner out of the Barnett Government’s Mid-Year Review is Serco, the multi-national corporation that will receive an additional $16.7million, State Member for Fremantle Simone McGurk said today. The Barnett Government will hand over the money to the British-based private operator Serco, in addition to the $118.8million they are receiving to run a hospital …

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 …