Rivals find common ground

Liberal challenger Jay Norberger (left) debates Tony O’Gorman, Joondalup MLA, last Thursday. Above: Jessica Stojkovski and Felicity Lockyer at the breakfast function. Below right: Greens candidates Cameron Poustie (North Metro), Nathalie Cattaneo (Carine) and Mary O'Byrne (Ocean Reef) at the function. Pictures: Emma Reeves www.communitypix.com.au d395824
Liberal challenger Jay Norberger (left) debates Tony O’Gorman, Joondalup MLA, last Thursday. Above: Jessica Stojkovski and Felicity Lockyer at the breakfast function. Below right: Greens candidates Cameron Poustie (North Metro), Nathalie Cattaneo (Carine) and Mary O'Byrne (Ocean Reef) at the function. Pictures: Emma Reeves www.communitypix.com.au d395824

The debate, organised by the Joondalup Business Association, was held at the Pavilion Restaurant at West Coast Institute of Training’s Joondalup campus.

Following a breakfast prepared by academy of hospitality students, the candidates answered questions about transport, local employment and payroll tax.

Incumbent Tony O’Gorman and Liberal challenger Jan Norberger were both keen to spruik their party’s big ticket election commitments ” the State Government’s promised multi-storey car park at Edgewater train station and Labor’s plan to upgrade Arena Joondalup.

Both men agreed that Joondalup should be considered WA’s second CBD after Perth and acknowledged the impact payroll tax had on small businesses.