Baker booted from chamber

LISA BAKER was booted out of parliament for the first time this week.

The Maylands Labor MP was ejected from the legislative assembly for interrupting police minister Liza Harvey during an answer about the number of full time staff in the women’s policy office.

Ms Baker claims Ms Harvey quoted incorrect figures regarding the number of women in WA Police and failed to explain why WA has the lowest rates of female participation in the police force.

“The gender pay gap is the most formidable barrier facing women’s economic security in this state,” Ms Baker says. “We have a state government that has done nothing to advance the economic standing of women, and a minister who has failed miserably to bring the advancement of women to the forefront of any policy discussion.”

by STEPHEN POLLOCK

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