As weird Monday’s go, this week was a Liberal Party doozy.
About 8.45am we were hastily informed that Minister for Transport Troy Buswell was standing down on the Brand Hwy waiting to announce a new $18 million bridge (yay, about time) but was feeling quite lonely with only his local member, Ian Blayney MLA and fellow party members for company.
It seems the State doesn’t trust the local office with media releases anymore and thought they had done the job of informing media on Friday night — nope, nobody knew, must have been a jam in the fax machine.
Then in the afternoon I received a query from executives in the City about why a story on Page 9 of our sister paper, The West Australian, outlining major road projects had failed to mention anything for Geraldton, but had made a big push out of $200 million for an international airport and road bypass at Busselton, of all places.
Mind you, it is in Troy’s electorate of Vasse.
Full story in today's print editionALEX McKINNON