Kalgoorlie Miner

Office merger for Labor MPs on cards

- JASON MENNELL

Kalgoorlie-Boulder Upper House MP Kyle McGinn says he is considerin­g merging his office with that of new Lower House Labor member Ali Kent.

Ms Kent stormed to an emphatic victory in the State election on March 13 for the seat of Kalgoorlie and has since moved into former Liberal MP Kyran O’Donnell’s office on Hannan Street.

Mr McGinn has, in the meantime, claimed a second term in the Mining and Pastoral Region and has also been promoted to a parliament­ary secretary working under new State Cabinet member Don Punch.

Mr McGinn yesterday told the Kalgoorlie Miner he would remain living and working in Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

But he said he was considerin­g setting up in Ms Kent’s office.

“I’m not relocating from Kalgoorlie, my intention is to be here still, my intention is to still have staff here and continue to deliver for the Goldfields,” he said. “I think there may be some synergies that line up with myself and Ali’s office, which will mean potentiall­y to make it a little bit easier, we may be working out of the same office.

“To me it would be a little bit silly to have two offices so close to each other when we could probably operate in the one, which would save the taxpayers some money and create probably more of an understand­ing where people want to go if they need something fixed.”

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