This article is a transcription of the interview between Edward Black and Stephen Petith.


On Monday, the 29th of May 2023, Mark McGowan announced his decision to step down as WA Premier after six years being in charge due to mental exhaustion.

This has left us wondering, what lies ahead for not only the future of Western Australia, but also for the country after Mark McGowan’s exit?


Look, this is a trend. We’re starting to see a trend with all these COVID authoritarian premiers, prime ministers and world leaders that they’re all quickly being retired, given cushy jobs or hidden, because they know that once the wave gets through of the oppositions getting into place, there’ll be inquiries into them and possible political damage could come over to other people with the likes of the guy in Tasmania that left (Peter Gutwein).

There’s several around. Anyway, they’re all starting to leave. It’s rumoured that Anna will go before the Queensland election but bring it back to WA.

It’s not good for WA, actually, because if you have a look at the contenders, you’ve got a union fight brewing.

The female and the name just escapes me as backed by one union and the guy. Anyway, the two contenders, one’s backed by one union group and the other one’s backed by you. So you’ve got a union massive heavyweight. McGowan goes, a few of these other ministers will go as well.

So there’s going to be a big void in the leadership in WA because there’s quite a few people that will step in that are only been there for three or four years, so don’t have the depth of experience and their offices won’t have the depth of experience that WA needs, considering it’s moving headlong into some pretty big disasters, housing, energy, hospital system, transportation system.

So the real big things are same here in Queensland, the same is also happening in Victoria.

You got these massive, massive problems happening that regardless of whether you liked him or not, he had the support of a lot of people, especially in industry, in politics, in the federal sphere and all that sort of stuff. So it would have been easier and a lot smoother for WA.

Where am I going? Hear the excuse he’s using about being tired. If you have a look at them, they’re all using the same excuse.

So this is all coming from one central playbook. Jacinda Ardern used the same thing. What’s his name in Tasmania? He used the same thing. The leader that went in Finland or Sweden or somewhere, they were using the same line.

I’m tired, it’s taking its toll and all that.

So they’re all being coached from central casting and it’s all part of the trend and the plan to move these people out of the spotlight so they can bring new wave of authoritarians through, so then they can keep going on with the next plan.

So watch this space on what happens if Anna goes shortly, which I expect her to do, expect Albanese to go to an early election.

Because what’s going to happen is, if Anna goes up here and now McGowan’s gone, you’ve got a new premier in New South Wales, and a new premier in South Australia. What will happen is the support for Labour will start to slide, especially coming into the big elections coming up. WA has got an election coming up in I think it’s March 2025 and Queensland, August 2024, or is it March 2023?

Anyway, both the two big states have got elections coming up soon, and then Albo can either run late after those elections and if they’re not good, it’ll reflect on him, so he’ll want to try and go early to stop that slide, because you always have a slide when you have a change of premier. We’re going to have some interesting times politically both at a state and the federal level.

Roger Cook as Interim Premier: Navigating Western Australia’s Future in a Time of Transition


It’ll be interesting seeing what comes out of it, because Roger Cook is the interim premier at the moment. What are your thoughts on him?


Look, not a bad bloke. He’s just on the wrong side of politics. He’s been there for quite a while. Bit of a steady hand, do nothing type guy, so it won’t be as divisive as McGowan. And I was reminded the other day, when I was in the Navy, McGowan was a lieutenant around the same time as me, so I was a lower deckman.

Of course, I work for a living and we were both stationed at Sterling and I’m talking to a friend of mine over, there goes. You do know that we used to keep watch and he was the officer, so I served with him in a nutshell. How crazy is that? Comes full circle. Yeah, it was an officer, so he would have been a prick.

End of interview.

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