South Western Times

Don’t be duped by COVID care

- Phil Brett, Australind.

Don’t be duped.

The COVID-19 impact in this State commenced less than 12 months ago.

Western Australia is the most sparsely populated State and Perth the most isolated city on any continent in the world, yet this Government is no better than those of South Australia and the Northern Territory.

Remember this Government’s previous three years.

Broken promises. Bunbury to Perth daily train service — Australind train still non functional.

Hospital service waiting times, ambulance ramping times, three times longer than four years ago.

Promise to shift Department of Primary Industries and Regional Developmen­t to Bunbury — still in Perth CBD.

With no mandate, they cancelled the planned relocation of the Department of Parks and Wildlife to Bunbury. Back flips. Moora Residentia­l College and School of the Air — decisions were made to close both these institutio­ns by a “city centric” government that has no empathy with the regions.

Only by massive outrage by country people,

The National Party and Country Women’s Associatio­n, were these decisions reversed.

Finally, even with the record royalties being generated by the historical­ly high iron ore prices, this Government continues to ignore the regions where much of the wealth is created.

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