Swan Hills: jobs, health major concerns ahead of State Election

Swan Hills: jobs, health major concerns ahead of State Election

SAVE Our Services has polled voters in Swan Hills to ask what the most important issues will be for voters in the State Election, to be held in March.

The public sector unions-formed group asked 2710 people on the phone to identify the top five issues.

“Health and hospitals, improving public transport, jobs and employment, budgets and better financial management, community safety and crime and Education and the Environment were the key areas for voters in Swan Hills, Wanneroo and Southern River,” spokeswoman Meredith Hammat said.

“Working people are worried that their jobs are at risk, many have fewer hours of work than before and fear unemployment.”

Ms Hammat said the proposed privatisation of Western Power was a classic example of chasing short-term gains while ignoring long-term costs, including the risk of higher electricity bills.

“The $400 million in revenue generated by this utility each year to the WA government which could be re-directed to education and health.”