Hastie and Kirkup unhappy at Labor’s ‘whinging Liberals’ jibe

Dawesville MLA Zak Kirkup was unimpressed with his Mandurah counterpart David Templeman and Premier Mark McGowan's comments.
Dawesville MLA Zak Kirkup was unimpressed with his Mandurah counterpart David Templeman and Premier Mark McGowan's comments.

LIBERAL politicians Andrew Hastie and Zak Kirkup have reacted angrily to comments made by Premier Mark McGowan and Mandurah MLA David Templeman in Mandurah last Friday that they are sick of “whinging” Liberal politicians.

Mr McGowan was in Mandurah to affirm his Government’s support and commitment to regional WA.

But Mr Kirkup has accused the State Government of forgetting Mandurah.

He said it needed to stop the name-calling sideshow, get on with the job and respond to issues in the community.

“I love Mandurah and want to ensure we get the best for our community,’’ he said.

“Labor’s first budget does not even come close to addressing the issues.

“We have rising crime rates but no money for extra police and a growing population but no new funding for schools in my district.’’

Mr Hastie claimed Mr Templeman was “all feathers and no meat” and blamed others so he could walk away from the $20 million station carpark promised at the State Election.

“The Government has underfunded the project and set dishonest conditions on it being built,’’ he said.

“He is a State Minister and needs to focus on delivering key infrastructure, not calling tricky press conferences with the Premier.

“Of course we need to work together.

“That’s why I am looking forward to his support for the Centrelink Drug Testing Trial and hopefully, the delivery of the Lakelands train station.”

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