What they promised

In total, 50 six-car sets (300 railcars) will be delivered over 10 years from 2019 at an estimated total capital cost of $1.2 billion

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What they say now

We’re just not in a position to make a huge commitment for the next series of cars.

- Colin Barnett, The West Australian, 26/10/2015.

6 Nov 2015 - The Liberals have broken their promise to deliver 300 new rail cars over 10 years at a cost of $1.2 billion. More info

What they promised

“Our two key transformational projects to redefine travel and development patterns are the extension of the northern suburbs railway to Yanchep and a light rail from Mirrabooka to the CBD”

- Troy Buswell, Sun City News 21 July 2011

What they say now

The Yanchep rail extension will not happen until the middle of next decade

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27 Jul 2015 - The Liberal Government has broken its promise to extend the Joondalup rail line to Yanchep as a matter of priority. More info

What they promised

“The Bunbury to Albany gas pipeline will be up and running by 2015”

- Colin Barnett, 30 October 2012

What they say now

“The Government is still struggling to get the Albany pipeline under way”

- Colin Barnett 3 March 2015

24 Jul 2015 - After numerous promises and excuses, the Liberals have still not delivered the Bunbury to Albany gas pipeline. More info

What they promised

“The Liberal-National Government will add more than 15 million service kilometres and extra 158 buses to the State’s transport system in the biggest boost to bus services in Western Australia in more than a decade”

- Media Statement 23 May 2011

What they say now

“The target of 15 million service kilometres has been wound back a bit and spread over seven years

- PTA Managing Director Mark Burgess, Estimates Hearing 9 June 2015

24 Jul 2015 - The Liberals have broken their promise to "dramatically" increase bus services in WA. More info

What they promised

“we won’t be selling utilities as has been speculated, so there won’t be a sale of the Water Corporation or Western Power or Verve or the TAB”

- Colin Barnett 25 September 2013 6PR

What they say now

“In line with our announcement at last year’s Budget, we will continue to pursue the sale of the TAB”

- Mike Nahan 14 May 2015

24 Jul 2015 - The Liberals are breaking their promise not to sell off the TAB. More info

What they promised

“Can I categorically say that if this government is re-elected, there will not be privatisation of Fremantle Ports.”

- Colin Barnett, Hansard 20 June 2012

What they say now

“We have changed our mind.”

- Colin Barnett, Hansard 15 May 2015

24 Jul 2015 - Colin Barnett has broken his promise not to sell Fremantle Port More info

What they promised

'Develop a central child-focused complaint system, referred to in the report as a one-stop shop, to encourage and protect disclosure of child abuse’

- Hansard, 19 September 2012

What they say now

“We have not proceeded with that recommendation. That is correct.”

- Hansard, 9 June 2015

24 Jul 2015 - The Liberals have broken their promise to implement a central child-focused complaint system to encourage and protect disclosure of child abuse. More info

What they promised

“I’m not going to lead a government that goes into deficit, I can tell you that right now.”

- Colin Barnett, 28 April 2009

What they say now

“After successive healthy surpluses, these sharp declines will take us into deficit this year.”

- Colin Barnett, 17 February 2015

24 Jul 2015 - The Liberals have broken their promise to never preside over a budget deficit while Premier. More info

What they promised

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23 Jul 2015 - The Liberal Government has broken its promise to retain the Social Enterprise Fund that provided seed capital for programs that delivered social dividends from not-for-profit businesses. More info

What they promised

"A Liberal Government will continue funding for the Social Innovation Grants Program"

- The Liberals’ Creating Better Communities Policy

What they say now

"…a return to Government of $4.4 million of unspent Social Innovation Grant funds and Social Enterprise funds"

- p630 2015-16 Budget Paper 2

23 Jul 2015 - The Liberal Government has broken a promise to continue funding for a grants program to organisations to develop and trial new ways of delivering key services in innovative ways. More info

What they promised

Maintain CSRFF program at $20 million per annum

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What they say now

State Government budget papers confirm a $41 million shortfall over 4 years

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5 Jul 2015 - The Liberal Government has broken its promise to community sports by cutting funding to the Community Sport and Facilities Fund (CSRFF) More info

What they promised

A new Aubin Grove train station and a 2,000 park and ride facility open in 2016

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What they say now

Aubin Grove train station delayed to 2017/18

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30 Jun 2015 - The Liberal Government has broken another election promise on public transport with a delay in the construction of the Aubin Grove Train Station More info

What they promised

‘So I want to make it clear … we will not introduce toll roads into Western Australia. I think the public needs to know that.’

- Parliament 13 June 2012

What they say now

‘A Heavy Vehicle User Charge – a per kilometre charge on heavy vehicles only for the freight route between Muchea and Fremantle – is planned to start once the road is finished’

- Government Media Statement 17 December 2014

22 Dec 2014 - The Liberal Government has announced the first toll road for WA. This comes just 2 years after the Premier had emphatically ruled it out prior to the last State election. The toll will apply in the first instance to heavy vehicles using the ‘Perth Freight Link’ from Muchea in the Wheatbelt to Fremantle. More info

What they promised

We are not going to force amalgamations.

- Colin Barnett, 6/8/09

What they say now

Number of metropolitan councils reduced from 30 to 14 by July 2015

- Ministerial Media Statement, 30/7/13

23 Oct 2014 - In clear contradiction to their previous commitments not to force the amalgamations of local governments, the Liberals have announced that metropolitan councils would be reduced from 30 to 14 by July 2015 More info

What they promised

Owners and operators of retirement villages would not be able to pass on costs to residents that are not directly related to operating a village

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What they say now

50% of the costs can be passed on to residents

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30 Sep 2014 - Amendments to the Retirement Villages Act and Regulations came into effect from 1 April 2014. Contrary to commitments given by the Liberal Government to protect residents from having to pay costs not directly related to the operating of the village, operators will be able to pass on 50% of certain costs. More info

What they promised

Funding for Sunday and night courts and expansion services

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What they say now

Night Courts not proceeding after consultation with the judiciary

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24 Sep 2014 - The Liberal Government has abandoned it promise to fund night courts. More info

What they promised

Stirling to be the new home for Dept of Commerce

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What they say now

Department of Commerce will move to Cannington

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23 Sep 2014 - The Liberal Government has reneged on the commitment to move the Department of Commerce to Stirling. More info

What they promised

‘Record investment in district high schools’

- Ministerial Media Statement 29 November 2012

What they say now

Yanchep, Wyndham, York, Boddington, Toodyay and Gingin have been removed from the program and Jurien Bay has been amended’

- Estimates and Financial Operations WA Parliament 12 June 2014

9 Jul 2014 - After announcing more than $40 million in upgrades to District High schools just prior to the last state election, it has been revealed that the almost $20 million has been stripped from the program by the Liberal/National Government. More info

What they promised

‘The equivalent of 25 per cent of annual mining and petroleum royalties collected by the State would be allocated to new projects and services in regional areas of WA.’

- ‘State Government underlies commitments to regions’ Ministerial Media Statement 24 August 2008

What they say now

‘There will be an expenditure limit of $1 billion each year’

- p199 of Budget Paper 3

28 May 2014 - The Liberal National Government has announced a cap on the expenditure for the Royalties for Regions Fund of a $1 billion per annum breaking the commitment to spend 25% of royalties in the regions. More info

What they promised

$161m for the North West Health Initiative, from Royalties for Regions, to improve health and aged care facilities in towns across the North-West

- Ministerial Media Statement 8 August 2013

What they say now

$115m cut from North West Health Initiative

- Mid-Year Review 18 December 2013

7 Mar 2014 - Just 4 months after announcing the $161m North West Health Initiative, the Liberal Government has ripped $115m from the program putting at risk planned upgrades to hospitals and health facilities throughout the north of the State. More info

What they promised

The Department of Housing will receive $33.89million over two years to fund the West Kimberley Transitional Housing Project.

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What they say now

In the 2013-14 Mid-year review the Government delayed the funding Housing Project for 2 years

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7 Mar 2014 - In the 2013-14 the Barnett Government announced a $34 million 2 year program to support aboriginal families in the West Kimberley to buy their own home. Just 4 months later the funding for 2013/14 and 2014/15 was axed. The program will not commence until 2015/16. More info

What they promised

In 2010 the Barnett Government had committed $27.7million over the forward estimates towards the construction of the Cockburn Police Hub and Western Suburbs Police hub

- Ministerial Media Statement 20 May 2010

What they say now

2013-14 State Budget delayed the funding allocated and pushed the construction of the Cockburn Police Hub out to 2016/17

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7 Mar 2014 - Funding for the Cockburn Police Hub has been delayed as a result of the funding changes in the 2013-14 State Budget. More info

What they promised

SuperTowns is a Royalties for Regions flagship initiative

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What they say now

Funding for the Country Local Government Fund abolished

- 2013-14 Budget Paper No 3

5 Mar 2014 - SuperTowns announced as part of the Government’s ‘flagship’ initiative in regional WA have been effectively axed as a result of the abolition of the Country Local Government Fund and a significant decrease in the funding for ‘Strategic Regional Projects’ over the next 4 years. More info

What they promised

$565 million investment in the Southern Inland Health Initiative including $325m in capital works over five years Ministerial Media Statement 19 May 2011

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What they say now

Asset Investment program review resulted in $141.8m in savings over the next 3 years

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5 Mar 2014 - The Barnett Government has stripped $141.8 million over the next 3 years from the Southern Inland Health Initiative (SIHI) resulting in significant delays for planned upgrades to District Hospitals, small hospitals and nursing posts. More info

What they promised

$40million set aside for the realignment of Curtin Avenue, south of the Marine Parade roundabout in Cottesloe. Ministerial Media Statement

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What they say now

The completion date for the project is 2018-19 2013-14 Mid-year Review

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19 Feb 2014 - Despite a commitment by the Premier Colin Barnett for $40million to realign Curtin Ave the funding has now being delayed and the project will not be completed until 2019. More info

What they promised

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17 Feb 2014 - Despite the Barnett Government promising $45 million to upgrade passing lanes on Great Eastern Hwy near Kalgoorlie by 2017, it has now being revealed that this project will not be completed until 2019/20. This will be 7 years after the promise was made and 2 years after the next state election. More info

What they promised

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13 Feb 2014 - The Barnett Government has broken its promise to deliver the Airport-Forrestfield Train Line by 2018. Under questioning from reporters, it was revealed following the Mid-Year Review that the project has been delayed by two years, with completion now expected in 2020. More info

What they promised

The new Agreement maintains the Local Government share of funding at 27% of vehicle licence fee collections. P1 State Roads Funds to Local Government Agreement 2011/12-2015/16

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What they say now

The provision of local road funding as been capped at the level projected at the signing of the Agreement in June 2011 p117 2013-14 Government Mid-year Financial Projections Statement

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11 Feb 2014 - The Barnett Government has broken the Agreement to provide 27% of motor vehicle registrations to local councils to assist in maintaining the State’s road infrastructure, cutting $70m from the budget. More info

What they promised

“The Liberal-National Government is delivering on its $35 million commitment to enhance Broome’s Boating Infrastructure”

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What they say now

“As part of a review of the Asset Investment Program, a decision has been made to cancel the Broome Boating Facility project.”

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11 Feb 2014 - The Barnett Government has axed the funding to build a new boating facility in Broome. The boating facility had been years in the planning and this decision breaks a commitment given to the Broome community in 2010 when the original funding was announced. More info

What they promised

A six kilometre extension of the Mitchell Freeway from Burns Beach to Hester Avenue will be built from 2014-15 to 2016-17

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What they say now

Only $160 million of the $322 million required to complete the project by 2016-17 has been funded

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27 Nov 2013 - The Barnett Government has broken its promise to extend the Mitchell Freeway from Burns Beach Rd to Hester Avenue by 2017. It will now not be built until at least 2018 More info

What they promised

North Ellenbrook Secondary School will open by 2015

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What they say now

North Ellenbrook Secondary School will open by 2018

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18 Nov 2013 - In November 2013 the Barnett Government committed to build the new North Ellenbrook Secondary School to open in 2015. In the 2013-14 Budget the money to build the new school was pushed out and the school will not be completed until 2018 More info

What they promised

$10.5m in new facilities for Yanchep District High School

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What they say now

The capital works planned for Yanchep District High School have been deferred

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18 Nov 2013 - New facilities promised by the Barnett Government for Yanchep District High School have now being deferred as a result of cuts to capital works program More info

What they promised

To keep viable tier 3 rail lines open

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What they say now

Tier 3 lines between York to Quairading and Merredin to Trayning closed

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15 Oct 2013 - Despite committing to keep the tier 3 rail lines open just 2 days before the state election the Barnett Government has now announced the closure of the tier 3 lines between York to Quairading and Merredin to Trayning More info

What they promised

- $1.35m to fix the river wall in South Perth

15 Oct 2013 - The Barnett Government committed $1.35m to assist the South Perth City Council to make urgent repairs to the river walls in South Perth. This money was not forthcoming in the 2013-14 State Budget More info

What they promised

'[The Liberals will] invest in our children, provide them with a public school system that delivers the highest standard of education; superbly built and designed schools that enhance learning; and early intervention for children...'

- The Liberals’ Education Policy, p3

What they say now

500 jobs abolished, 30% cut from SSPRA funding, levy for each staff member, cuts to procurement budget, individual school capital works not funded.

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4 Sep 2013 - The Barnett Government has announced cuts to school funding that will result in every school in Western Australia being worse off More info

What they promised

'$75 million to build 2 bridges to carry Reid Hwy traffic over Malaga Drive to be completed in 2014-15.'

- Ministerial Media Statement, 2 December 2012

What they say now

Work will not commence until 2015-16 and is only partially funded in 2016-17

- 2013-14 State Budget

3 Sep 2013 - The Barnett Government has broken its promise to build two new bridges at the Reid Hwy, Malaga Drive intersection by 2015. Construction was due to commence in 2013-14 and be completed in 2014-15. It will not be built until 2018 More info

What they promised

'Mr Grylls said the equivalent of 25 per cent of annual mining and petroleum royalties collected by the State would be allocated to new projects and services in regional areas of WA.'

- Ministerial Media Statement, 24 August 2008

What they say now

$206 million of RFR money will now be used to fund the operations of the Department of Regional Development and the nine Regional Development Commissions

- 2013-14 State Budget

3 Sep 2013 - The Barnett-Grylls Government has broken its promise to spend 25 per cent of mining royalties from the Royalties for Regions (RFR) fund in regional WA for investment in infrastructure and services. However in the 2013-14 Budget it was announced that the Department of Regional Development and the nine Development Commissions will now be funded by RFR More info

What they promised

‘you will continue to receive 40c/kWh for the net export of electricity for the full term of your 10 year contract’

- Important information regarding the Residential Net Feed-in Tariff subsidy – Synergy

What they say now

‘From 1 October 2013, the customer payment will reduce to 30c/kWh ….a further reduction to 20 cents will occur from 1 July 2014’

- Budget Paper 3, p 162

28 Aug 2013 - In the State Budget it was revealed that from July 1 2014 the Barnett Government would slash the amount it pays back to customers who export electricity back to the grid from 40 cents per unit to only 20 cents per unit More info

What they promised

Ellenbrook BRT service identified as a priority in the State Government’s ‘Public Transport Plan for Perth’

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What they say now

No funding provided in 2013-14 State Budget

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28 Aug 2013 - The Barnett Government has broken another promise to the people of Ellenbrook by failing to fund the Ellenbrook Rapid Bus Transit service More info

What they promised

Increase funding over 4 years for the Safety and Security Rebate to $15 million over 4 years

- 2013 State Election

What they say now

The Seniors Safety and Security Rebate will cease in 2014-15

- 2015-16 State Budget

27 Aug 2013 - The Barnett Government committed to increasing the funding for safety and security rebate to $15 million over 4 years but have only delivered $1m in the 2013-14 Budget More info

What they promised

The Liberals are committed to lifting the tax burden on Western Australian businesses to free up funds the can better be used to invest, expand, employ and innovate

- The Liberals Small Business Policy, p 3

What they say now

A 12.5% increase in land tax rates from 2013-14

- 2013-14 State Budget

27 Aug 2013 - The Barnett Government has increased the tax burden on business by announcing a 12.5% increase in the land tax rate More info

What they promised

‘Allocated $18 million and work would start in 2015 and the bridge would be open by the end of 2016’

- Bunbury Herald, 19 February 2013

What they say now

No funding provided in the 2013-14 State Budget

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27 Aug 2013 - In the lead up to the 2013 state election the Barnett Government made a commitment to fund $18 million for a bridge over the Collie River to link the suburbs of Treendale and Eaton in the States southwest More info

What they promised

$7.5million for new facilities at Collie Senior High School

- 2013 State Election

What they say now

No funding provided in the 2013-14 State Budget

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21 Aug 2013 - In the lead up to the 2013 state election the Barnett Government made a commitment to fund $7.5 million for eight new classrooms at Collie Senior High School More info

What they promised

I make it very clear that there are no cuts, proposed or planned, for staffing within the public sector—none at all

- Colin Barnett, Hansard, 27 September 2012

What they say now

Central and regional office positions and education assistant reductions where positions can no longer be justified

- Ministerial Media Statement, 20 August 2013

21 Aug 2013 - Despite the Education Minster explicitly ruling out cuts, the Barnett Government has announced it will abolish 500 jobs from the Education Department as part of an overhaul of public school funding in WA More info

What they promised

$1.25 million for Upgrades to Mt Hawthorn Primary School

- 2013 State Election

What they say now

$750, 000 allocated in the budget

- 2013/14 State Budget

21 Aug 2013 - The Barnett Government promised $1.25 million to Mt Hawthorn Primary School, but only $750,000 has been allocated to the school More info

What they promised

$96 million for a total rebuild of Willetton Senior High School

- 2013 State Election

What they say now

Between the 2012/13 and the 2016/17 financial years only $43 million has been provided

- 2013-14 State Budget

21 Aug 2013 - A promise was made during the state election to provide $96 million for the rebuild of Willetton SHS, however only $43 million has been provided over the 5 years from 2012 – 2017 More info

What they promised

Commence on step-up step-down subacute mental health facilities in Karratha and Bunbury in 2013/14

- 2013 State Election

What they say now

The services will now commence in 2017.

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19 Aug 2013 - As part of the mental health policy announced by the Barnett Government 2013 election, a commitment was made to build sub-acute facilities in Bunbury. Work was to commence in 2013/14 More info

What they promised

Commence on step-up step-down subacute mental health facilities in Karratha and Bunbury in 2013/14

- 2013 State Election

What they say now

The services will now commence in 2017

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19 Aug 2013 - As part of the mental health policy announced by the Barnett Government 2013 election, a commitment was made to build sub-acute facilities in Karratha. Work was to commence in 2013/14 More info

What they promised

The State Government is full steam ahead in planning the redevelopment of RPH Ministerial Media Statement 28 May 2010

- Ministerial Media Statement 28 May 2010

What they say now

A reprioritisation of existing Asset Investment Program spending was undertaken. This resulted in the removal of construction costs for the Royal Perth Hospital 2013-14 Mid-year Review p110

- 2013-14 Mid-year Review

15 Aug 2013 - In the 2008 election the Liberal Party made a commit to ‘transform RPH into a 400-bed trauma facility with a new emergency department and a new west wing’ and to introduce a Bill to protect RPH. More info

What they promised

A new $30million investment will be added to the $58million already committed over the next four years to health and medical research.

- The Liberals Health Policy

What they say now

Only $12 million of additional funding has been allocated to Future Health.

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14 Aug 2013 - The medical community has raised their concerns about the failure of the Barnett government to honour their commitment to provide an additional $30 million for medical research More info

What they promised

Fully Funded, Fully Costed

- Liberal Party Campaign Material

What they say now

A total of $3.0 billion in Commonwealth contribution is assumed as a funding source over the life of major infrastructure projects such as MAX light Rail, Airport rail, and the Perth to Darwin Highway

- Tim Marney 7/3/13 (2013 State Election Policy Costings)

31 Jul 2013 - Despite claiming during the election campaign that its projects were fully funded and fully costed, it was revealed that a total of $3.0 billion in Commonwealth contribution was assumed for major infrastructure projects such as MAX light Rail, Airport rail, and the Perth to Darwin Highway. The Federal Government had not given a commitment to provide this funding More info

What they promised

We will keep electricity prices at or around the rate of inflation.

- Colin Barnett -19/2/13

What they say now

From 1 July the cost of electricity increased by 4%. Other increases include: water by 6%, gas by 6.4% [and] the emergency services levy by 7.8%

- Troy Buswell - 9/5/13

31 Jul 2013 - During the 2013 Leaders Debate Colin Barnett committed to keeping increases in electricity prices at or around the rate of inflation More info

What they promised

Western Australia’s newest public hospital is due to open in 18 months on time and on budget

- Troy Buswell, 1 October 12

What they say now

Dr Hames said the opening had been rescheduled from April 2014 because of the scale and complexity of the project

- Kim Hames (Media Release), 10 June 2013

31 Jul 2013 - The Barnett Government had stated repeatedly that Fiona Stanley Hospital would open in April 2014, including in the lead up to the 2013 election. They have now revised that time frame and the hospital will not be fully operational until April 2015 More info

What they promised

Index the popular Country Age Pension Fuel Card to CPI, taking the total value of the card to $103million over the next four years [and] will annually index the Card to CPI

- The Liberals Seniors Policy

What they say now

Your fuel card may be used immediately and allows you to purchase up to $500 of fuel and/or taxi travel from participating providers up until the expiry date of 30th June 2014.

- Department of Transport and Department of Regional Development and Lands correspondence to eligible persons.

31 Jul 2013 - The Liberal and National parties made a commitment to index the Country Age Pension Fuel Card by CPI to ensure that the real value of the card was not eroded by the effects of inflation More info

What they promised

A Liberal Government...[will build] the Metro Area Express (MAX), a new light rail system connecting Mirrabooka with the CBD and across to Nedlands and Victoria Park, with commuters able to use the new rail by 2018

- Colin Barnett, 2/9/12

What they say now

Max light rail, that project is going to be complex... my instinct tells me is that if any of the projects are going to slip out, it’ll be that one

- Colin Barnett, 15/5/13, on ABC 720

31 Jul 2013 - Both the funding and time frame of Colin Barnett's MAX Light Rail project are now uncertain - with the Premier refusing to reiterate his promise that it would be operational by 2018 and Tony Abbott refusing to provide the required Federal funding for the project if the Liberals win the 2013 Federal Election More info

What they promised

The Liberals are committed to lifting the tax burden on Western Australian businesses to free up funds that can be better used to invest, expand, employ and innovate

- WA Liberals Policy Paper - 6/3/13

What they say now

The State Government intends to take further action to improve the state’s finances by deferring the abolition of transfer duty on non–real business assets until budget circumstances allow

- Troy Buswell - 15/5/13

31 Jul 2013 - The Barnett Government has reneged on their agreement to allowing tax relief worth $527 million to small business over the next 4 years by stopping the expiry of the tax on the transfer duty of non-real business assets More info

What they promised

Morley Police station will be upgraded to provide a major boost in fighting crime with 80 police officers based out of the upgraded Coode St Facility - “The project is scheduled for completion in May 2013”

- Ian Britza's State Budget 2012-13 Flyer

What they say now

Resources are principally allocated at a District level and District Superintendents deploy these resources within their District to provide the best possible policing service to meet operational requirements and the varying needs of the community.

- Lisa Harvey 15/5/13

31 Jul 2013 - In the 2012-13 Budget the Barnett Government committed to a major upgrade to the Morley Police Station along with 80 police officers to be based there, to be completed in May 2013 More info

What they promised

Liberals for 24hr 7 Day Police Station

- Liberal Trailer during the State Election

What they say now

At this stage it is not anticipated that it will be a district 24-hour counter-service police station.

- Liza Harvey - 8/5/13

31 Jul 2013 - Police Minister Liza Harvey has backed down from statements made during the 2013 Election Campaign that the new Ballajura police station would be open 24 hours More info

What they promised

I make it very clear that there are no cuts, proposed or planned, for staffing within the public sector—none at all

- Colin Barnett Hansard 27/9/2012

What they say now

In September last year there were no plans. We have, however, subsequent to the election, made the decision to proceed with this voluntary package and that is what we are doing.

- Colin Barnett Parliament 13/6/13

31 Jul 2013 - Over 1000 public sector jobs to be abolished despite earlier assurances by the Premier that there were no cuts, proposed or planned More info

What they promised

Around $100 million will be spent on re-conditioning them and bringing them up to meet modern environmental standards for a coal fired station. Can I stress that $100 million will be private sector investment, not State Government or taxpayer funded.

- Colin Barnett, 11/5/09

What they say now

At least $280 million has been sunk into a bungled refurbishment of the 47-year-old Muja AB power station that was supposed to cost $100 million financed entirely by the private sector.

- The West Australian, 28/6/13

31 Jul 2013 - In 2009 the Barnett Government announced their decision to refurbish the 47 year old Muja AB Power Station in Collie. The Premier Colin Barnett made a commitment that tax payer money would not be used and the total cost of the project would be met by the private sector More info

What they promised

The RAC sought assurances...that ICWA would not be used as a source of additional funds for government through the calling-in of special dividend payments [and has] been reassured by the State government’s response.

- Matt Brown (RAC)

What they say now

Insurance Commission of Western Australia Amendment Bill 2013’ will align the Insurance Commission of Western Australia to other state-owned GTEs by making it subject to dividend provisions

- Troy Buswell, 12/6/13

31 Jul 2013 - Despite pre-election assurances to the contrary, the Insurance Commission of Western Australia will be required to pay a dividend to the State Government at a potential cost of $1 billion to WA motorists More info

What they promised

I’m of the view that the merging of Synergy and Verve will not solve the problems as they currently exist, therefore the government will not be following this path

- Peter Collier, 26/8/09

What they say now

Chief among the proposed changes is the remerger of Verve and Synergy

- Colin Barnett, 10/4/13

31 Jul 2013 - Despite giving a commitment in 2009 that Verve and Synergy would not be remerged, the Premier Colin Barnett has announced the remerger of the two entities More info

What they promised

A re-elected Liberal Government will maintain a wages policy that provides public sector employees with fair and reasonable remuneration and benefits

- WA Liberals Policy Paper, 6/3/13

What they say now

Mr Barnett said the changes... also included a new Wages Policy to ensure wage increases were kept in line with the rate of inflation.

- Ministerial Media Statement, 12/6/13

31 Jul 2013 - Public sector employees will have their wages capped at CPI following an announcement by the Barnett Government of a new wages policy More info

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