Weekend Courier - - Opinion -

WEST ERNAus­tralia had Bill Shorten this past week and along with his visit were many prom­ises for the fu­ture if the ALP wins the next elec­tion.

The last time Mr Shorten was in WA he made prom­ises to fix the GST sit­u­a­tion un­til he got back across the Nullar­bor where he de­nied ever mak­ing that prom­ise.

He again recog­nised that WA is be­ing dis­ad­van­taged with our por­tion of the GST but is un­will­ing to make changes be­cause it would af­fect the eastern states.

He promised to top up each year to an amount equal to 70 per cent GST com­ing out of WA. Again this is noth­ing but words and just an­other fog off by Bill Shorten and the ALP. La­bor will do noth­ing be­cause it will af­fect their stance in the eastern states at elec­tion time and it's not in favour with what the CFMEU or the union­ists want.

Bill Shorten’s prom­ises are noth­ing but words to please Pre­mier McGowan. Let's put up for an 80 per cent of our en­ti­tle­ment of GST to make up for all the pre­vi­ous rip-offs we have en­coun­tered over the past 10 years or so. The vot­ers of WA want ac­tion and not prom­ises. STEVEN CRUDEN Kwinana SUNNY MILLER Safety Bay

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