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Good evening. Tonight: The campaign in Western Australia is hotting up with senior Liberals accusing one of Labor's star candidates on being soft on Islamic extremism. Dr Anne Aly says it is part of a desperate smear campaign and that she is on an extremist's hit list because of her deradicalisation work.She has come out in open defiance against Bill Shorten's assertion that he supports our strong border protection policies and she did intervene in the trial of that particular extremist. You know, he has been able to obtain a lower sentence as a result of her intervention. Well, our interview with WA Senator and Finance Minister Mathias Cormann is part of our election special focusing on Western Australia is coming up. First, just over a week until polling day there's a debate in Labor circles about how to approach the divisive issue of same-sex marriage in the kiss of an election loss. The Government has promised to hola plebiscite on the issue but Bill Shorten says that would create a taxpayer-funded platform for home boeba and is there is now a push for Labor to block passage of the plebiscite in the snat. David Lipson joins us now. Serious is this push?I wouldn't want to overstate it, there is a view they may still fall over the line but there is still some discussion over what will happen if they lose. In relation to the same-sex marriage and the Government's position on a block
plebiscite, whether Labor should block a plebiscite in the Senate because we have seen this strong language from Bill Shorten and Penny Wong and the like. It was described to me earlier today as leadership division or at least disagreement but the important thing to note is that it hasn't been canvassed or discussed in any real way by the leadership. It has been put off until after polling day in just over a week. You can't talk about it in a sense contemplate losing. So what is driving this?The comments from Bill Shorten and Penny Wong where they both hardened their positions in the last couple of days to a plebiscite. There is also a view that Labor is putting forward this position in order to protect votes from the Greens but, by and large, the left and the LBGTI community is very much opposed to a plebiscite. But there is also a view that Bill Shorten is in some ways throwing out markers for after the election leadership push
should there be some sort of leadership push on him. So he's kind of protecting his own Labor left base as well. Although, I'd have to say, that that position is somewhat speculative as well. Penny Wong, for her part, well, there were some in Labor suggesting that she would never in fact back a plebiscite after what she said earlier this week about her family and the like. But then, a very senior figure within the Labor Party said when it came to the crunch, she probably would fall in behind a plebiscite. It seems there are some games being played here as well.On the issue of Medicare Bill Shorten seems to have toned his rhetoric just a bit. Has the scare campaign reached some kind of limit?Well, look, I think Labor is as
going to keep trying to push this as far as they possibly can and their allies will as well. We saw the Nursing Federation start to roll out robo calls in the past 24 hours ar so, suggesting -- or so, suggesting that the Government is planning to privatise Medicare. Bill Shorten, as you mentioned, though, when it was put to him on several occasions in his interview with Leigh Sales on 7.30 this evening, does he still say the Government is planning to private tise Medicare holbus bolus instead tried to point to some of the measures that Labor has pushed through. Interestingly also Bill Shorten sought to justify the scare campaign as being there because people are somewhat worried about Medicare being privatised, something of a circular argument. Here he is. First, Malcolm Turnbull.It is a deceitful lie. It is a lie. It's an...indeed the President of the AMA, himself, has said what Labor is saying about Medicare is false.Why do you seep saying that Medicare is going to be -- keep saying that Medicare is going to be privatised?As I have travelled around talking to tens of thousands of people they keep telling me, "Bill, make sure you Medicare."
don't let the Liberals harm Medicare."We began the program with these claims being made against a prominent candidate in the seat of Cowan over in Western Australia. She's claiming there's a smear campaign. What's been the fallout from this?Well, this came directly from the Justice Minister, Michael Keenan, a Western Australian, who suggested that Dr Anne Aly, who is the Labor candidate for the marginal seat of Cowan, had in some way sympathised with some extreme Islamists who that she
were sentenced before the court and that she was trying to get them a lesser sentence. She hit back very strongly and said in fact all she was doing was suggesting that they put through a Government deradicalisation program. And also pointed out, as you did at the top of the program, that in fact her views on deradicalisation has led to her being put on a kill list among some Islamist groups.Anne Aly has made it clear because of her views of standing up, of counterradicalisation, that she's been put on the kill list of extremismist groups. The truth of the matter is Anne Aly is an outstanding Australian. I think the Liberal Party should back off this one altogether.The campaign is toughening up out there obviously? It certainly is. We can expect it only to be turned up over the next eight days or so.Thanks very much. We will speak to you soon. During the election campaign we've been looking at the issues affecting the states around territories and tonight the focus is on Western Australia. With a sluggish local economy, Labor could make gains in this Liberal-leading state for the first time in a decade as well as retain its three seats of Perth, Brand and Fremantle with a new suite of candidates. Most sides hope to pick up the new seat of Burt and Labor sees Cowan held by Liberals by a 4% margin is a real chance. So it is no coincidence, as we've heard, that lish powerbrokers from that state are targeting Labor's -- Liberal pourkz -- powerbrokers from that state are targeting Labor's candidate. Recent polling means that the ALP thinks it has a chance to take seats from the Government. Jobs and unemployment has been one of the biggest issues for the Cowan community. We have a lot of FIFO workers and the jobs there are going at the rate of around 48 a week on average. But also jobs for young people is a big issue. (CAR HORN TOOTS) Anne Aly may be known to many as a prominent counterterrorism expert. Now she is standing for Labor in a marginal seat.My name is Anne Aly, I'm running for Labor in Cowan. Lovely to meet you.Cowan is held by the Liberal's Luke Simpkins on a margin of about 4%. A redistribution, combined with the unpopularity of the Barnett Government means Labor feels it has a chance.If you asked me two years ago whether or not I'd end up in a political career I probably would have said no. But after I had worked in the field of countering violent extremism terrorism for about 15 years it got to a point where I realised there was a ceiling you can reach from working on the outside and that you can make change from the inside.At the other end of the city, Ken Wyatt holds the seat for Hasluck by 4%. People will come to me on home west issues, on local government issues. about
Have people been talking to you about the fact they don't like the State Government and wanting you to do something about it?There are people who will say, "I cannot stand", a particular leader. Equally, I get people who tell me they cannot stand the Leader of the construction
Opposition.The big resources construction projects are complete. The big miners are downsizing. So what industries are going to drive employment in a future without a booming resources sector?Mining in WA still current churns out -- still churns out $95 billion for the WA economy. That's an incredible strength. It is not a downturn but a consolidation. We have to move to small business helping consolidate and encourage people to take up those start-up upgs os. Inno -- options. Innovation is going to be important.The state might be at a turning point.I think we face an at
existential crisis of our economy at the moment. We have seen the decline in the resources sector in the falling commodity prices. They have a strong need to innovate. Those attending this breakfast get-together think they might have the answer.If you have an idea, feel free to share it. If you're looking for a cofounder, this is the perfect place to do it.Every fortnight, Perth's tech entrepreneurs get together under the banner of Morning Startup. It now has 2,000 members. The State Government is catching on and has put up $20 million to nurture start yuchs and an Innovation Minister to spruik for the state.People are realising that Western Australia is a really nice place to live and you can work anywhere these days. With the increase in technology we are probably keeping more people in Western Australia and a lot of people are coming to WA.One of the startup's success stories others look to in WA is Cycliq, a company that developed a high nefg onboard video camera for fights integrated into front and back lights.We had sunk about $450,000 of our own money, including my wife's - don't tell her about that one - and we wanted to make sure that we weren't going to putmore money into something that might be a bad idea. We went onto Kickstarter and the market liked our idea. And it helped fuel the position we were in, which was to manufacture 5,000 units and apply all of our capital into the product.That punt paid off into a growing business now turning over more than $3 million a year.Innovation and new products and employing people obviously is the heart and soul of an economy. I think it is exciting that we, at least as one company, are doing that. Are hiring people and we have seven people working here for us people.
now. We're still looking for more people. So I think it is critical that we have to help these small companies, you know, incubate them and grow them because we're the people that are hiring people. Startup WA Research has found that companies that play to the state's traditional strengths are more likely the attract investors, but convincing them to put up money is the
the hard part.It is about making the sources of capital understand what the opportunities are for returns on investing in technology startups. Thankfully, I think that the resources sector provides a good analogy for how to do that. We're using to being entrepreneurial and drilling 10 holes with the hope of finding one resource. We will have failures along the way but they go to building the capacity of the local startup to deliver on the big successes. Nabs -- Newton Labs is one such company. Its young owners finding a fix for a vexing an expensive problem for miners. InIn 2014 there was Australia's first mining hack-a-thon. It was a 54-hour event which industry problems are presented to other 100 developers, designers, people not from the industry. For this weekend, myself and our team tackled a problem of oversized material that if it is transported to a crusher, it can cause hours of downtime. Typically, the industry has always looked at photo systems in order to solve it. We thought outside the box and figured you can do with this vibration analysis on the actual truck trays very early on. For the sake of the event we got a Tonka truck and an iPhone and threw some garden rocks on the back and we proved it in front of an audience of 150 people. We won the event and since then we've developed various various
prototypes and are engaged in various site trials.With the decline in mining royalties, WA's GST share of 30 cents back from every dollar it contributes is hurting the state's coffers. But looking around Perth, the benefits of the boom are clear to see - new roads, hospitals, libraries and a new stadium as well as a new waterfront on the Swann River but there is still a feeling WA is missing out.It almost seems to an outsider it is a case of what have the Romans down for us?--Done for us.In one it is. I went away from Perth for five years and I came back. I used to love going to Darling Harbour. I asked some of the locals, I said when it was first being built, what was the response? They said there was people opposed to it. Equally, Elizabeth Quay, I have people who criticise it and say the money should be used elsewhere. But in time, we will have people saying, "Thz the best thing we've done." We -- "This is the best thing we've done." We've created facilities the city needs.Do people have it too good in there was all this great new stuff that's been built by the Barnett Government. Do people want too much?I think those things built by the Barnett Government really don't meet the needs when you talk to everyday people. When you go out and talk to people in Cowan, Elizabeth Quay doesn't resonate with them. What resonates with them is healthcare, education, employment and the NBN. Well, Finance Minister, Mathias Cormann, a Liberal Senator for Western Australia, joined us just a short time ago. Mathias Cormann, thanks for being there.Good evening. Good to be here.The Labor candidate for Cowan, Dr Anne Aly, has today accused your colleague Michael Keenan of a despicable smear for claiming she intervened in the trial of a radical Islamic preacher to have his jail term reduced. Is this a sign of how critical Cowan has become to the election in WA? Well, every seat in Western Australia is obviously critical for us and we are not taking anything for granted. We are working very hard to win majority support in all of the seats in Western Australia that we can possibly win. In relation to the Labor candidate, you have to remember, she was previously a Greens candidate and she is one of more than 50 Labor members and candidates around Australia who has come out in open defiance against our border protection policies and she has come out in open defiance against Bill Shorten that he supports our strong border protections and she did intervene in the trial of that particular extremist. And, you know, he has been able to obtain a lower sentence as a result of her intervention.But how do you turn a federally-funded Islamic deradicalisation expert who is on an extremist hit list into someone who is soft on terrorism?She, by her own statements, has come out against our strong border protection policies. For example, her history is as a candidate for the Greens and she's one of a number of Greens, formerly Greens candidates that has infiltrated the Labor Party. There is another former Greens candidate running for the seat of Swann. You are seeing Labor moving more towards the Greens. What that means is border protections under Labor will undoubtedly be weaker than what they have been under the Coalition. Your Government gave Dr Aly funding to do this work. Is she being attacked now simply because she's become a political threat in that seat?Well, a question was raised and she was invited to explain herself. That is obviously...that is a normal part of the democratic process.Some communities in WA have really been suffering since the downturn in the mining sector. The State Government is on the nose. How is this disaffection going to be translated, do you think, in the electoral result in WA?Well, Western Australia, more than any other part of Australia, needs the term of Government to continue to implement our plan for jobs and growth. Western Australia, as a state economy, has been the most successful state economy in Australia for much of the past decade. Now, you're right, Western Australia is very much on the frontline of our national economy in transition and that is because...And the State Government is on the nose as well. I think I'm right about that too?The Barnett Government is a very good government, they've been in government for eight years. This is a federal election not a state election. Under the federal level, the choice is a choice between Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten. It is a choice between a team with a plan for economy, a plan for jobs and growth, a plan to secure a successful transition from record resource investment-driven growth to broader drivers in a more diversified economy. Indeed, Bill Shorten, who doesn't have a plan for the economy, who just has a plan for bigger deficits, higher taxes which would actually make it harder for Western Australia to be successful in the future. The only thing that is left for Bill Shorten to do in this campaign is to run what he knows to be a dishonest and desperate scare campaign.We'll come back to that. Do you think this will be one of those elections where the country is watching what happens in WA to get a result?I will be watching, obviously, what is happening...I'm talking about whether the country is watching because that will mean it is a very tight election, obviously?Right now, the Turnbull Team is working very hard right across Australia, including in WA, to win the trust and confidence of a majority of people in a majority of seats... Sure but do you think this will be one of those unique elections where we as a country watch is what is happening in WA and get a result as to who will be in Government from that state?All of the published polls certainly indicate that this elections
is a very close election. Federal elections are always very close. It means that every single vote matters. It means that every single vote matters in Western Australia as it does in every other part of Australia. That is why our message to people right around Australia is, "Your vote matters. If you want a team, a stable government, to continue to implement the plan for stronger growth and more jobs, support your Liberal-National Party candidates."Let's talk about some of the broader economic challenges you face if you are returned to government, especially on the big-ticket funding items. Firstly NDIS, when it is fully operational in 2019-20, it will cost $22 billion a year. Half of that has to come from the Queensland Government. -- Commonwealth Government. You've already admitted there will be a significant shortfall. How big is that now? Obviously, the Budget trajectory is there for all to see. It includes a provision for the NDIS. It is projected we will return to surplus by 2021 and to remain in surplus over the medium term all the way to 2026 tf -- 2026-27. That is taking into account the commitment to the NDIS. In the recent Budget we have made a series of saving decisions in the social services space, to ensure that funding for the NDIS can be put on a structural footing...That's a bit more than half? Isn't there a five billion-dollar gap you have to find funding for?You are certainly right that the situation we inherited was an unaffordable and sustainable trajectory of spending growth. All the spending commitments we have made over the two-and-a-half years have been paid for by savings...Sure. But is there a five billion-dollar gap a year that you will have to make up some time before the NDIS comes online?That is not quite right because as I have just indicate to you, based on the policy decisions of the Government, based on the economic parameters as they currently stand, ticked off independently by the secretaries of Treasury and Finance, we are projected to return to sur police by 2020-21...Sure, but the $5 your
billion was your figure. That was your figure. That was the missing money. Have you already got it back?We have made decisions we've got into Government which have improved the bottom line overall, we have made savings that have actually been implemented since we got into government. The Budget position as a result of policy decisions of the Government...Did you find that extra $5 billion? That's what I'm saying. You're the one who said there is a missing $5 question.
billion.I've already answered that question.I'm not sure that I have. I have very directly answered that question. The NDIS cost over the short-term, that is over the forward estimates and over the medium term, is reflected in all of the costings, included in our Budget bottom lion and our Budget is -- bottom line, and our Budget is projected to be in surplus over the medium term. So, yes, we have made the decisions to ensure the NDIS can be funded over the medium to long-term.Does that mean you've factored in the increasing health costs that Premier Mike Baird says health is the biggest challenge facing the state and the nation? There was a stopgap funding that was given that will last till 2020 for the health challenge. But after 2020, Mike Baird says it gets much, much worse. Is that factored in to your surpluses...I don't agree with your characterisation...Mike Baird's characterisation.What we inherited when we came into Government in 2013 was an unfunded pie in the sky, unaffordable spending growth trajectory, promises of the never, never. Colin Barnett who was around the table at the time when Julia Gillard was making these promises, said nobody at the table actually believed those promises were real. What we have done in Government is we've made decisions on an affordable, sustainable spending trajectory that is reflected in our Budget papers. In this recent Budget we have made additional allocation both in health and education, an additional $2.9 billion for state hospitals, an additional $1.2 billion for schools. That is guaranteed within our Budget because we've paid for it in other savings...Exactly the time you're coming into surplus Mike Baird says this will get much, much worse. The states will need more money...The State Government of NSW has a big surplus...That's my point. Will you be expecting the states to pick up the missing health funding that they say is necessary?Federal funding for state hospitals will continue to grow year on year over the 4-year forward estimates period and over the medium term. Federal funding for state schools will continue to grow. What I would point out here is that Labor has had a lot to stay about the hospital funding and how, supposedly, there was $57 billion cut from state hospitals. I know that Labor has not promised to restore that pie in the sky, unaffordable spending promise that was never funded which Julia Gillard made when she was in government.On Medicare you've ruled out any privatisation - any - including of the payment system now. You have taken Medicare copayments off the table. Is the copayments thing also a never, ever situation? Will the copayments never, never come back?We have made very clear we no longer wanted to pursue copayments so, yes, that is not part of our policy. What I would say, it is quite interesting, Bill Shorten describing copayments that
as privatisation when the person that actually tried to introduce copayments for GP services in the first instance was none other than Bob Hawke, who, indeed, lost his labour leadership over it to -- Labor leadership over it to Paul Keating. Here you have Bill Shorten getting Bob Hawke to come out and campaign on a completely misleading, deceptive and dishonest Medicare privatisation scare campaign.Final question - Labor's rhetoric against the same-sex plebiscite, same-sex marriage plebiscite has ramped up in recent days. What would the Government do if it is blocked in the Senate?I don't believe that will happen. We go to the election seeking a mandate for a plebiscite, should we be successful, to resolve this issue in relation to same-sex marriage. You know, on a more for
permanent basis, one -- once and for all. If we are successful at this election we would expect to pass this legislation through the Parliament.If you can't, if Labor, the Greens and a number of do?
Independents say no, what will you do?I don't accept that will happen. I'm confident if we win this election seeking a mandate for a plebiscite on this issue, the Government will support the plebiscite to go ahead.Mathias Cormann we will have to leave it there. Thanks for coming in.Good to talk to you.You can find all or stories and interviews on our website. Ticky Fullerton will be here tomorrow with a full analysis of the Brexit result. Good night.

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Goods to have you with us. I'm Beverley O'Connor. Also ahead: Pakistan mourns one of their most famous singers, shot dead by militants. The Democrats stage a congress sit-in.We are giving up fight.
the fight. The fight is a long fight.Voting has begun on whether the UK will leave the European Union. And the latest polls released on the morning of the vote is giving a little more breathing room to the Remain camp. Other surveys say the result is to close to call.ed a survey by ComRes is giving the Remain camp a six-point lead over Leave. 42% want out of the EU. That means that 10% are still undecided. And the final YouGov survey for there Times, that quized 3,000 online, on June 20, had each side in a dead heat. It found that most of those who had yet to make up their minds say they will probably end up picking Remain. Our Europe correspondent joins us now from the primary school, which is a polling station in London. Lisa, of course, you