Statement: Comments Made By Premier Mark McGowan

Wednesday 19 April 2023

Mark McGowan is out of his intellectual depth. The truth is that he’s a prison guard looking for work now that the pandemic has finished. I’m not surprised he’s running down Australian MPs in China.

But it is surprising from a former legal officer in the Royal Australian Navy. I’m not sure I’d want to serve alongside him on a naval ship in a crisis. Character is everything. What’s he really saying when the cameras aren’t running?

I wish he’d focus on the things that matter like fixing the Peel Health Campus, fixing the housing shortage and building new infrastructure in regional areas. Instead he’s off to China, trying to do Penny Wong’s job as Foreign Minister. He should do himself a favour and read her latest speech.