Liza Harvey has positioned herself as a reliable ally for WA businesses, outlining an agenda prioritising job creation and economic diversification at a Politics and Policy breakfast today.
State opposition leader Liza Harvey understands the challenges she and her party face next year.
With just 13 seats in state parliament, the Liberal Party WA, which Mrs Harvey has led since July of last year, will need to win a uniform swing of 7.8 per cent at next year’s election if it hopes to form government, according to ABC psephologist Antony Green.
Facing those daunting numbers daily, Mrs Harvey came to today’s Business News Politics & Policy breakfast eager to make the case to the room of business leaders that she was best positioned to lead the state through tough economic times.
Though her pitch included criticisms of the current state government’s approach to international education, tourism and infrastructure, it was Mrs Harvey’s invocation of her late husband, Hal, and their business Bluewater Tackle that proved most instructive to her positions.
Discussing her background running a business that, at its peak employed around 50 people, she argued that experience dealing with increased compliance costs, high rents and energy price