Coffee event stirs debate

Pearce MHR Christian Porter chats with local residents over a coffee. Picture: Martin Kennealey                                d441384
Pearce MHR Christian Porter chats with local residents over a coffee. Picture: Martin Kennealey d441384

Pearce MHR Christian Porter held coffee catch-ups at the Sprout Hub in Alkimos and Dome in Butler on July 27.

Residents brought up a broad range of subjects including changes to the disability support pension and age pension, and the introduction of a compulsory third party insurance scheme in WA.

They also discussed the impact of drug use on the community and the need to assist individuals and families affected by drug use.

Other issues included local infrastructure and development; support for innovation and new business ideas; 410 visa holders seeking permanent residency; the Commonwealth budget and tax reform and same sex marriage.