MacTiernan hits back at city slickers

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Alannah MacTiernan in Albany today.
Camera IconAlannah MacTiernan in Albany today. Credit: Saskia Adysti

WA Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan has defended yet another trip to Albany and taken a dig at National and Liberal Party members who choose to park themselves in Perth.

As the biggest user of State Government-owned planes, Ms MacTiernan has been attacked on multiple fronts for her frequent trips to Albany.

Ms MacTiernan, who owns a holiday home in Albany, said she often flew to the city to visit other local events in the Great Southern region.

“If I’m doing an event in Kendenup, I will fly to Albany — and if I’m attending an event at Denmark then I will also fly to Albany,” she said.

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“If the National (and) Liberal Party want to park themselves in the city and have their offices in West Perth, well, that’s their business, because the Premier and I will be out and about in the regions.”

Ms MacTiernan was at Albany earlier today to announce more than $700,000 to the region including refurbishment funding for Albany Town Hall.

She said the Great Southern region was a fabulous region and she did not intend to stop visiting Albany any time soon.

“We’ve been at two different regions this week and that’s my job and I don’t intend to stop doing my job and doing it well,” she said.

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