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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 …

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 …