Outgoing WA Treasurer Ben Wyatt has used his valedictory speech in State Parliament to say he desperately hopes Australia will repair its relationship with China.
- Ben Wyatt will retire from state politics at the state election next year
- He told MPs “unhelpful commentary” had hurt the relationship with China
- He said WA should prepare for another GST battle with “hostile” states
Mr Wyatt gave his farewell speech to MPs last night after confirming on Monday that he would not contest the coming WA election in March.
He first announced his intention to retire from Parliament in February but changed in his mind the following month, saying he was reluctant to exit while the state was managing the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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