Lo­gan ready for work

Cockburn Gazette - - NEWS -

FRAN Lo­gan says he is con­fi­dent he can balance life as the min­is­ter of two port­fo­lios with his role as Cock­burn MLA.

Fresh from claim­ing the state seat of Cock­burn for a fifth time, Mr Lo­gan was ap­pointed Emer­gency Ser­vices Min­is­ter and WA’s new Cor­rec­tive Ser­vices Min­is­ter in Premier Mark McGowan’s Cab­i­net last week.

De­spite the two high-pro­file port­fo­lios, Mr Lo­gan said he could man­age.

“There has to be a balance be­tween the min­is­te­rial work and the elec­toral work,” he said.

“Tax­pay­ers in Cock­burn want to see you and they want you to ad­dress is­sues.

“I’m con­fi­dent I can do it be­cause I’ve done it be­fore.”

Mr Lo­gan said the two big is­sues con­fronting him were over­crowd­ing in jails and rec­om­men­da­tions from the Ferguson in­quiry, which was held af­ter the Wa­roona bush­fires.

“I can’t just wan­der in, spend money and keep every­body happy,” he said.

“They’re com­plex is­sues that need to be ad­dressed.”

Re-elected Fre­man­tle MLA Si­mone McGurk was also named in the Cab­i­net, made Min­is­ter of Child Pro­tec­tion, Women’s In­ter­ests, Com­mu­nity Ser­vices and Pre­ven­tion of Fam­ily and Do­mes­tic Vi­o­lence.

Ms McGurk won Fre­man­tle in 2013 and ex­tended her pop­u­lar­ity in the March 11 elec­tion to hold one of 41 La­bor seats in the new State Gov­ern­ment.

Kwinana MLA Roger Cook was named Deputy Premier, Min­is­ter for Health and Min­is­ter for Men­tal Health.

Fran Lo­gan has been named Emer­gency Ser­vices Min­is­ter and Cor­rec­tive Ser­vices Min­is­ter.

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