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MEDIA RELEASE: ALY BRINGS SHADOW HEAVYWEIGHTS TO COWAN

November 05, 2019

DR ANNE ALY MP

MEMBER FOR COWAN

ALY BRINGS SHADOW HEAVYWEIGHTS TO COWAN

 

Members of Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese’s Shadow Cabinet have returned to Canberra with a clearer picture of the challenges facing Cowan and the outer suburbs that were the battleground of the May election.

Last week, Federal Member for Cowan Dr Anne Aly MP attracted not only Albanese himself to visit, but also Shadow Treasurer Jim Chalmers, Shadow Assistant Treasurer and Shadow Minister for Financial Services Stephen Jones, and Shadow Minister for Innovation, Technology and the Future of Work Clare O’Neil.

O’Neil attended two roundtables; one meeting winners from the recent WA Cyber Awards and the other with Cowan residents struggling with Future of Work challenges in their industries.

Chalmers and Jones had a comprehensive tour of local manufacturer Steel Blue, before Jones also met with local victims of phoenixing – the practice of fraudulently shutting down a company to avoid debts, and starting up another company with assets from the previous company. Modelling from KPMG suggests this practice is costing the Australian economy up to $5 billion a year.

Following an address outlining the Australian Labor Party’s vision for a manufacturing and innovation industry on Tuesday, Albanese joined Dr Aly and Senator Louise Pratt in Cowan on Wednesday morning for meetings with the City of Wanneroo and local manufacturers Clearvue PV and Battery Recycle to discuss the establishment of new and innovative manufacturing facilities in the northern suburbs.

Quotes attributable to Dr Anne Aly MP:

“I have a vision for Cowan and our community. The Liberals take the northern suburbs for granted.

I am interested in how we make our local area more liveable – with stable, sustainable jobs provided locally in growing industries.

This means people can spend more time with their families and doing what they love.

I am encouraging anyone who has an idea of what they want to see in their local community to contact my office and make your voice heard.”

Dr Aly’s office can be contacted on (08) 9409 4517 or at [email protected]

 

TUESDAY, 5 NOVEMBER 2019

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