Zak Kirkup has implored supporters to ‘hold the shield against what we expect could be a Labor landslide’ during a rousing campaign launch.
Former opposition leader Liza Harvey has opened up about the prospect of losing her job at the upcoming State election after holding the seat of Scarborough for 12 years.
The WA Liberals say decade-old online comments about the ‘homosexual lobby’ and climate change by one of the party’s Upper House candidates ‘in no way reflect’ his current views.
The woman who alleged she was raped by a Cabinet minister wrote to Malcolm Turnbull about the incident before she died last year, with the former PM now calling for an inquest into the woman’s death.
Opposition Leader Zak Kirkup has refused to concede he was disappointed by Scott Morrison’s failure to visit the State and show support for the WA Liberals in the upcoming election.
They rubbish humanities, despite most of them having arts degrees, they whinge about welfare but have always been able to afford milk. No wonder they couldn’t keep their offices safe for their staff.
Jenna ClarkeAssistant Editor
Having conceded he will lose to the more experienced Mark McGowan, Zak Kirkup says he just wants the Liberal Party to go the distance and survive the election — promising a rematch in 2025.
Scott Morrison has snubbed Zak Kirkup’s election campaign launch tomorrow — but Labor leader Anthony Albanese is heading west to join Mark McGowan on the campaign trail this week.
Zak Kirkup has responded to Liberal critics of his ambitious $9 billion renewable energy project — including Andrew Hastie — saying the party welcomed a ‘contest of ideas’.
Mark McGowan may be set to win by a landslide on March 13 but there is still space for many up-and-coming political stars to shine over the next four years. Political Editor Joe Spagnolo reports.
The Liberal MP and deputy whip has been vocal about problems facing women in parliament, calling out what she described as sexist ‘rubbish’ they too often face.
Liberal leader Zak Kirkup’s decision to speak candidly about the likelihood of his party beating Labor caused untold huffing and puffing in the media and political circles this week.
Liberal leader Zak Kirkup’s decision to take on Premier Mark McGowan bare-necked and stubble-faced stirred debate on social media, with some viewers accusing him of showing a lack of respect.
A senior McGowan Government minister has offered a scathing assessment of Zak Kirkup, accusing the WA Liberal leader of coveting the spotlight but “running away” from scrutiny.
A Federal Labor MP has slammed WA Liberal Leader Zak Kirkup over his shock early-concession of the 2021 State election, part of a mixed reaction across the country to ‘unprecedented’ move.
Mark McGowan has declared ‘the West Australian way is to never give up’, hours after Opposition leader Zak Kirkup’s extraordinary admission his party had no chance of winning the State Election.
After already conceding the WA election, Liberal leader Zak Kirkup says a complete Labor victory could risk the State’s democratic processes.
Charlotte Elton & Ben O'Shea
A WA Liberal candidate promoted the use of an unproved anti-parasite drug as a coronavirus treatment on the same day more than two million West Australians were placed into lockdown.
A refreshingly honest, brave and candid interview in Thursday’s The West Australian with Opposition Leader Zak Kirkup has changed the game ahead of the State Election.
Zak Kirkup has conceded the Liberals will lose the State election — declaring ‘it’s not my time’ but vowing to keep fighting so Labor is held accountable.
A straw poll of hundreds of West Australians casting their ballots in key electorates on the first day of early voting has found overwhelming support for WA Labor.
Josh Zimmerman, Caitlyn Rintoul, Charlotte Elton, Rangi Harini, Brianna Dugan and Jake Dietsch
Deputy Opposition Leader Libby Mettam has addressed the Liberals’ embarrassing WhatsApp leak and responded to questions about whether she would assume party leadership if Zak Kirkup loses Dawesville.
Liberal leader Zak Kirkup has lashed out at Labor for preferencing anti-vaxxers above the Liberals in Riverton, a seat where the Labor candidate is a GP.
A GP, a teacher, a paramedic and a fly-in, fly-out sparkie — all installed as near unbackable favourites by bookmakers in electorates that have rarely, if ever, voted red.
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