The Liberal Party of Western Australia are misusing the West Australian government’s budget in many ways. I only want to focus on 3 of them for now.
- Solar Cuts – Solar feed-in rebate to be slashed in half, despite 10 year contracts.
- Paid Parking – Free parking at train stations to be abolished as of July 1, 2014.
- Wasteful Spending – $20bn+ on Elizabeth Quay and $1bn+ on sports stadium.
One of the most controversial decision in the August 8 state budget are the “Solar Cuts” (see #SolarCuts). These will see the solar energy feed-in tariff literally halved, despite electricity prices having risen by more than 70% in recent years.
Existing customers currently receive 40c per unit sold, this will be reduced to 20c.
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Armadale is a lower socio-economic area in the South-East of Perth with an unwarranted bad name due to persistent high crime rates. It’s also my home town and we really need a 24 hour, 7 day a week walk-in police station.
I’ve lived here (or in the surrounding suburbs) for more than 22 years now, since I was a 4 year old. Growing up in the area necessitated learning some street smarts, but was hardly a hostile environment for this privileged white kid to grow up in. I did OK. My brother and sister did too.
Unfortunately the quality and quantity of facilities for youths has not progressed since I was a kid, and nor have the local policing services. No offence meant to the hard-working local police with whom I have had many positive experiences. It’s not their fault they are under-resourced.
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