/ 08 March 2022

McGowan goes east

Image source: AAP
Image source: AAP

It doesn’t have the same ring as the disco classic, does it… He wasn’t keen to leave his state for the first time in 2 years, but Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan has turned up in Sydney to give evidence in the defamation trial brought by Clive Palmer. The billionaire political mover-and-shaker says McGowan made 6 hurtful statements in 2020, including that he was an “enemy of the state” for promoting hydroxychloroquine as a COVID treatment. Yesterday, the Premier told the court that Palmer gave as good as he got, and that created “a band of angry people in our community who believe this sort of stuff and get themselves so wound up that they do crazy things in relation to me and my family.” He said he’s under constant police protection, and death threats have been made. McGowan’s evidence continues today.

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