Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - OPINION -

IN re­la­tion to the forth­com­ing West Aus­tralian State Elec­tion to be held on March 11, al­ready the two 'ma­jor' po­lit­i­cal par­ties here in WA are mak­ing com­mit­ments in the many mil­lions of dol­lars for in­fra­struc­ture and 'other' projects, some of which would seem to be of ben­e­fit only to se­cure the re­elec­tion of sit­ting mem­bers but with lit­tle re­gard to the wider com­mu­nity.

Thus far and to my knowl­edge, there has been no men­tion by ei­ther party (La­bor and Lib­eral) of their in­ten­tions to ad­dress the ter­ri­ble 'home­less­ness' and chronic short­age of so­cial hous­ing we have in Perth.

I ask both Colin Bar­nett and Mark McGowan what their pro­pos­als and plans are to ad­dress home­less­ness and so­cial hous­ing in the com­mu­nity?

Fur­ther­more, please state clearly what your in­ten­tions are – whether to change or do away with the Western Aus­tralia 'seniors card'?

As we progress through to the elec­tion I would wish that all po­lit­i­cal par­ties treat ev­ery­one with dig­nity and re­spect. The West Aus­tralian com­mu­nity does not want to be told lies or made prom­ises that are go­ing to be bro­ken once elected. KEN LIT­TLE, East Vic­to­ria Park.

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