Q & A with Stephen Price

Q & A with Stephen Price

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Labor candidate for Forrestfield Stephen Price.

What are the biggest issues facing your electorate? 
Planning issues are a major headache for some communities in the electorate of Forrestfield, for example Jacaranda Springs residents in the north of the electorate have been fighting for greater transparency around the cleanup of a contaminated site on Adelaide Street in High Wycombe, and Wattle Grove residents are only just becoming aware of zoning changes that will impact them as a result of the new Maddington, Kenwick Employment Area.Policing however would have to be one of the major issues in the electorate with some older residents telling me they don’t feel safe in their own homes.

How will you improve job growth?
Labor’s Plan for Jobs is the most comprehensive jobs plan ever produced in this State, supporting industries such as manufacturing, tourism, agriculture, science and new technologies.

What is your plan to improve the economy?
We will achieve this by investing in some of the following initiatives:
Brand WA and Tourism
Training for the Future
Supporting Small Businesses
Business growth into Asia
Local jobs, local content

What major projects will you advocate for if elected? 
We need Metronet. It’s as simple as that and I’m committed to building it.

How do you plan to address the meth crisis?
WA Labor’s Methamphetamine Action Plan is a statewide, coordinated and targeted strategy that will build on best practice approaches and provide education, training, rehabilitation, coordination and research.

What would be your first act if elected?
To thank the electors of Forrestfield for putting their faith in me to become their local member and to act on the issues that have been raised with me by them, specifically getting more police based in the local area so that residents can feel safe in their own homes and in their community.

Personally speaking…
Favourite song: Flame Trees by Cold Chisel
Favourite movie: Pulp Fiction
Favourite book: Breath by Tim Winton

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