The last 9 days of the election look set to be quite the grab-bag of issues here in WA.
Apparently Labor is “soft on crime”, unlike Liberal MPs and candidates who regularly patrol the streets in their spare hours, hunting hoons and bringing evildoers to justice. Brian Loughnane should be commended for having the guts to put up seat-specific versions of the ad that suggest that the Member for Stirling, a former real estate agent and ministerial staffer, is tougher on crime than the guy who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan. Does this mean that in its next term, the Howard Government will begin a federal takeover of the prison system?
There is also a small campaign gearing up to punish federal Labor candidates in protest at the prostitution legislation making its way through State Parliament. It’s doing really well so far:
It’s likely that nuclear power plants will be banned in WA, in a pre-emptive strike against a fifth-term Howard Government.
Also, Ben Cousins is still newsworthy.