Two out­stand­ing women as MPs

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Western Opinion -

PREMIER Colin Bar­nett was re­cently quoted as say­ing that, although there were out­stand­ing fe­males on the Lib­eral benches, that were not al­ways true of his op­po­nents.

Well Premier Bar­nett, by your pa­tro­n­is­ing and dis­mis­sive com­ments you could have shot your­self in the foot if you are ex­pect­ing the votes of con­ser­va­tive women at the next elec­tion.

The con­ser­va­tives have long been crit­i­cised for hav­ing so few women MPs at both State and fed­eral lev­els. With merit the bench­mark (as it is for all par­ties), the im­pli­ca­tion drawn from this could be seen as the lack of tal­ented women in con­ser­va­tive ranks suit­able for pre­s­e­lec­tion.

Thanks for noth­ing, Mr Bar­nett do I hear them say?

For al­most three decades, the elec­torate of May­lands has re­ceived out­stand­ing ser­vice from its two La­bor mem­bers – Judy Ed­wards and our present MLA, Lisa Baker.

Both are highly qual­i­fied, tal­ented and hard work­ing and are fine ex­am­ples of what women can achieve on any path they choose. Mr Bar­nett, you should be ashamed. Jan Wheare,


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