‘No body, no parole’ killers, meth traffickers top Mark McGowan’s parliamentary agenda
The so-called “no body, no parole” legislation for murderers and laws that could see meth traffickers jailed for longer periods will be the top priorities for the new WA Government when Parliament resumes next week.
Premier Mark McGowan wants the laws passed quickly and hopes the Liberals and Nationals back Labor.
“It’s really up to the Opposition as to whether or not they slow it down,” the Premier said on Tuesday.
“If they want to be obstructionists and stop justice for people whose sons and daughters have been murdered and their bodies unfound, or for those people who are victims of meth traffickers, it will be on their heads.”
Mr McGowan was also asked about a promise to expunge old convictions for homosexuality and said it would take a couple of years because specific cases needed to be identified and the legislation needed to be written.
“It’s a priority, I just gave myself a bit of wriggle room,” he said.
Mr McGowan said a formal apology would also be considered.
“Obviously it would have been a very painful thing for people to endure,” he said.
Opposition leader Mike Nahan said the Liberals would take a “constructive approach” to the Premier’s agenda.
“If he has a mandate, and a sound base mandate, even if we don’t agree with some of the aspects, we will be supporting of them, but areas that we have a disagreement with we will make clear,” he told reporters.
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