LABOR leader Bill Shorten has launched his party’s push to win back at the next Federal election the seat of Stirling, held by Human Services Minister Michael Keenan since 2004.
With the ALP’s candidate for the seat, Melita Markey, by his side, Mr Shorten yesterday committed $64 million to extending Stephenson Avenue across Mitchell Freeway to Cedric Street in Stirling.
It is understood Labor believes the seat, held by a margin of 6.1 per cent, is vulnerable after voter sampling showed that while Mr Keenan is well known, he is not recognised for any great achievement in the electorate.
Mr Shorten continued to deny being at odds with Premier Mark McGowan on how to deal with WA being short-changed on GST.
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