WA Votes: Leaders debate despite Liberal Opposition concession the party “can’t win”
Western Australia’s state Labor and Liberal leaders have faced off in their only debate ahead of next month’s state election.
But in many ways the event looked like it was over before it began.
Just 24 hours earlier, state Liberal Opposition leader Zak Kirkup conceded he could not win and would instead focus on doing all he could to prevent a Labor “landslide”.
The admission comes as the state’s Labor Premier continues to enjoy widespread support after his popularity soared, thanks to his hard line response to the pandemic.