Western Australia: July to December 2000
Blackwell Publishers Ltd
Faculty of Community Services, Education and Social Sciences
School of International, Cultural and Community Studies
During the second half of 2000 there was much speculation as to the likely date of the next election. Eventually Premier Court ruled out a pre-Christmas poll after the so-called Finance Brokers' Scandal continued to draw adverse publicity. Difficulties in the major portfolio areas of health, education and transport also bedevilled the government while several ministers came under fire for actions that were alleged to have breached expected standards of ministerial conduct.