The Liberals Plan for a Better, Brighter Future
200,000 New Jobs for WA
Zak Kirkup and the Liberals will create 200,000 new jobs over the next five years with our bold plan for strong economic growth in Western Australia.
This is the number of jobs the Australian Bureau of Statistics and Treasury data says we need for our economy to fully recover.
Our Plan will unlock the power of small businesses to create more local jobs by delivering lower taxes, providing incentives to take on apprentices and introducing economic reform that supports jobs.
WA Apprentice Kickstarter
Zak Kirkup and the Liberals will create 20,000 new apprenticeships by providing small businesses with grants up to $10,000 to take on a new apprentice and $5,000 for trainees. Skilled staff are critical for supercharging our economy.
The Liberals plan also provides real and new job opportunities for young people, people impacted by COVID, indigenous Western Australians, women and people marginalised in our community. A secure job and full-time work changes lives.
Our Plan will also provide more opportunities for older Western Australians to up-skill and re-skill to find more secure and rewarding employment.
Our WA Local Jobs Guarantee
Zak Kirkup and the Liberals plan to create 200,000 new local WA jobs – the number of jobs the Australian Bureau of Statistics and Treasury data says we need for our economy to fully recover – is built on our guarantee to make sure government work goes to local businesses, creating more local jobs.
1,200 More WA Police to Keep Our Community Safe
Zak Kirkup and the Liberals will immediately deliver $500 million to boost WA’s police force with an additional 1,200 Police Officers, ensuring Western Australia’s hard-working Police Force is given the resources they need to protect our community.
The Liberals will give the Police Commissioner the extra resources he needs to stop record levels of violent crime and bring outlaw bikie gangs under control.
WA families and seniors deserve to feel safe at home and when they’re out in the community with their children, they should be able to feel safe in their own front yard and in their own home.
Cheaper Power Bills
Zak Kirkup and the Liberals will make sure Western Australian households and small businesses have the opportunity to shop around for cheaper electricity, like they can for gas, with the Liberals Plan for Cheaper Power Bills.
Choice of electricity provider will benefit more than 1 million households and over 75,000 small businesses, who will receive the same choice for electricity currently enjoyed by big business and government departments.
Our plan will give families and small businesses a choice of electricity supplier, like they have with gas, which gives discounts of over 30%.
No Asset Sale Guarantee
There will be absolutely no sale of Synergy, Western Power or Horizon Power. The Liberals will ensure they remain in public hands. Guaranteed. Full stop.
This is in contrast to the current Labor Government which is secretly selling off Synergy renewable energy power stations, including Warradarge Wind Farm, Greenough Solar Farm and the Albany Wind Farm to a Dutch-owned corporation.
A Smarter, Cleaner Transport Future
Zak Kirkup and the Liberals will deliver our $60 million Plan for a Smarter, Cleaner Transport Future featuring electric, hydrogen and automated vehicle initiatives to support the rollout of future transport technologies in WA.
Our plan will help families and small businesses buy electric vehicles with stamp duty rebates of up to $4,000 for new electric and hydrogen passenger vehicle purchases over the next five years, making it more affordable for Western Australians.
A Sustainable Future for Royalties for Regions
Zak Kirkup and the Liberals will invest in making our regions safer, creating more regional jobs and improving local services in our towns and shires, because investing in our regions keeps families together and attracts more people to live and work locally.
The Liberals will do this by guaranteeing the future of Royalties for Regions, which has been ripped apart by Labor and sent to the city to pay for their blowouts on mismanaged city projects.
Grow and Diversify Key Markets
Zak Kirkup and the Liberals will invest more than $38 million diversifying, expanding and developing the commercial fishing sector to help future-proof the industry.
Our Plan includes optimising export markets and growing the local market through investment in innovation and market diversification.
It’s an important part of our Plan to create 200,000 new WA jobs.
Supporting Regional Pensioners
Zak Kirkup and the Liberals will boost the value of fuel cards for more than 55,000 pensioners in regional Western Australia from $575 to $625 a year, cutting their costs to attend medical appointments, community events, and to visit family and friends.
Making WA the Lowest Taxing State for Small Business
Zak Kirkup and the Liberals will make Western Australia the lowest taxing state in the country for small businesses by delivering Payroll Tax relief of up to $30,000 per year for around 5,500 small businesses.
Small businesses are critical to the Western Australian economy so it is vital that we support them with a plan for 200,000 new jobs over the next five years.
More Beds to Help the Homeless
Zak Kirkup and the Liberals will provide 500 beds within six months of being elected to quickly address the state’s homelessness crisis, which is only expected to worsen once the moratorium on rent increases and evictions ends in March.
It is heartbreaking to see so many people sleeping on our streets and so many tent city’s popping up right across our state. Our policy will address the homelessness crisis.
Domestic Violence Forensic Unit
Zak Kirkup and the Liberals will deliver $3 million to trial and evaluate a specialised Domestic Violence Forensic Unit to support victims of family and domestic violence.
Our plan will include a 24-hour free and confidential support service to provide an integrated crisis counselling, medical, and forensic response service to people impacted by family and domestic violence.
Investing in Safer Cycling
Zak Kirkup and the Liberals will invest $81.3 million to a comprehensive plan supporting the rapid growth of cycling across Western Australia as a form of transport, recreation, tourism and fitness.
Our plan will invest $6 million to teach every primary school student about the importance of cycling safety, while also encouraging them to pursue a healthy, active lifestyle – keeping our kids safer when riding.
A report by the peak body for cycling in WA found cycle tourists spend nearly 5x higher than the average tourists, which is why we will invest in more bike trails across the state, growing tourism opportunities and helping create jobs as part of our plan for 200,000 new WA jobs.