La­bor seeks to en­gi­neer fu­ture

Southern Telegraph - - Telegraph News - Ce­cilia Allen

Op­po­si­tion leader Bill Shorten met busi­nesses and res­i­dents in Kwinana on Fri­day as part of his visit to Perth.

Mr Shorten told the Tele­graph he was in Perth to visit a num­ber of places, in­clud­ing Austal to have a look at the ship­yards and dis­cuss La­bor’s plans to put more naval ship­build­ing jobs into Kwinana.

Mr Shorten was also part of a de­men­tia round ta­ble held in Perth.

“The visit to Kwinana was a great op­por­tu­nity to meet with (mem­ber for Brand) Madeleine (King) and meet a few lo­cals,” he said.

Im­pressed with the Kwinana In­dus­trial Area, Mr Shorten said it could be an “in­dus­trial me­trop­o­lis” with a lot more man­u­fac­tur­ing.

“You need a Gov­ern­ment in Can­berra who is go­ing to back the strip,” he said.

“It’s all about the jobs for me — blue-col­lar en­gi­neer­ing jobs.”

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