The Bench
The Bench with Hon. Kyle McGinn MLC, Mining and Pastoral

The Bench with Hon. Kyle McGinn MLC, Mining and Pastoral

April 1, 2019

The former chef-turned-Labor MP sat down with Cannings Purple’s Peter Klinger to talk about his passion for workers’ rights, the biggest issues affecting his electorate and how his political aspirations were shaped in kitchens – both on the mainland and at sea.

The Bench with Hon. Tjorn Sibma MLC, North Metropolitan Region

The Bench with Hon. Tjorn Sibma MLC, North Metropolitan Region

March 20, 2019

The Hon. Tjorn Sibma MLC may not yet be a household name in WA politics but the Liberal up-and-comer has already been handed plenty of responsibility as the Shadow Minister for Veterans Issues, Government Accountability and Procurement and Public Sector Integrity and Performance.

The Bench with Hon. Vince Catania MLC, Mining and Pastoral

The Bench with Hon. Vince Catania MLC, Mining and Pastoral

March 20, 2019

At the tender age of 42, The Nationals’ Hon. Vince Catania MLC is closing in on 14 years in WA Parliament, while serving an electorate that covers more than 800,000 square kilometres and stretches from Steep Point (the most western part of WA) all the way to the state’s eastern border.

The Bench with Libby Mettam MLA, member for Vasse

The Bench with Libby Mettam MLA, member for Vasse

March 12, 2019

Former journalist and now Vasse MLA Libby Mettam is four years into her career in WA Parliament – and she’s already experienced plenty.

Since succeeding former Liberal leader Troy Buswell in the seat of Vasse, she’s been in and then out of government and taken on the role of Shadow Minister for Tourism and Small Business, tackling key issues such as the delays in the Busselton-Margaret River Airport project.

She opened up to Cannings Purple’s Peter Klinger on life as one of four women currently in Parliament for the WA Liberals, plus the juggling act between city and country.

Unfiltered, unguarded and sometimes unconventional, The Bench shows WA’s politicians as you’ve never seen them before.

The Bench with Hon. Robin Chapple MLC Mining and Pastoral Region

The Bench with Hon. Robin Chapple MLC Mining and Pastoral Region

October 17, 2018

From searching for Che Guevara to making wheels for McLaren, with a quick detour in experimental pig farming, it's been a truly unique journey for The Greens WA Hon. Robin Chapple MLC to become the Member for the massive Mining and Pastoral Region.

The Bench with Hon. Sue Ellery MLC South Metropolitan

The Bench with Hon. Sue Ellery MLC South Metropolitan

October 9, 2018

In a wide ranging interview, The Hon. Sue Ellery MLC discusses life in parliament, how we encourage a more representative elected body, the factors that drove her into politics and her love of crime fiction.

The Bench with Hon. Aaron Stonehouse MLC South Metropolitan Region

The Bench with Hon. Aaron Stonehouse MLC South Metropolitan Region

June 28, 2018

Aaron Stonehouse MLC, joins Peter Klinger and explains his controversial position on corporate tax and why we shouldn't be spending taxes on libraries and art galleries.

The Bench with the Hon. Bill Johnston MLA Cannington

The Bench with the Hon. Bill Johnston MLA Cannington

June 20, 2018

The Hon. Bill Johnston MLA, join Peter Klinger for a chat about life, politics, motorsport and what the future may hold for WA's mining industry. 

The Bench with the Hon. Martin Aldridge MLC Agricultural Region

The Bench with the Hon. Martin Aldridge MLC Agricultural Region

May 18, 2018

Hon. Martin Aldridge MLC takes some time out of his busy parliamentary schedule to talk Gin Gin, equity and firefighting with Cannings Purple's Peter Klinger.

The Bench with the Hon. Peter Tinley AM MLA Willagee

The Bench with the Hon. Peter Tinley AM MLA Willagee

April 12, 2018

The Hon. Peter Tinley AM MLA, joins Cannings Purple's Peter Klinger on The Bench for a chat about his early life growing up in Perth, life in the SAS and what motivated him to move into politics.

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