09 April 2018

Labor leader Bill Shorten visited Rockingham on the weekend with his family, taking time to visit the local beachfront and hear first-hand about the need for a fair go for WA.

Stopping by the Cruising Yacht Club, he met with Local Member of Federal Parliament Madeleine King MP and Premier Mark McGowan to talk about the important issues that are affecting local families and workers.

Mr Shorten said Malcom Turnbull’s Liberal Government had the wrong priorities in giving away taxpayers money to millionaires and multinational companies instead of making sure pensioners and students got a fair deal.

Ms King said the Liberal Government continued to prioritise the top end of town and its $65 billion tax handout for big business was coming at the expense of people doing it tough.

Ms King said nearly 10,000 locals had been hit with a pay cut thanks to the attack on penalty rates supported by the Liberal Government.

Mr Shorten said Labor would deliver a fair go for WA by reversing the Liberals’ $65 billion tax handout and protecting Medicare, reversing school cuts and restoring penalty rates, issues that are important to everyday families and working people.