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At the age of only 30, Kyle McGinn MLC has already lived in four states, prepared meals for masses on the oceans, been elected to represent the vast Mining and Pastoral Region and given WA Parliament a splash of colour with his choice of suits. 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. Unfiltered, unguarded and sometimes unconventional, The Bench shows WA’s politicians as you’ve never seen them before. Home of the boxing crocodile Kyle McGinn talks

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 Member for the North Metropolitan Region sat down with Cannings Purple’s Peter Klinger to talk everything from Australian comedy favourite Fast Forward, to the tricky issue of immigration, the plight of ex-soldiers and an eclectic start to his career as a philosophy graduate. Unfiltered, unguarded and sometimes unconventional, The Bench shows WA’s politicians as you’ve never seen them

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 Member for North West Central sat down with Cannings Purple’s Peter Klinger to discuss the countless hours he spends behind the wheel, the city-country divide and his 2009 defection from Labor to the Nationals. Unfiltered, unguarded and sometimes unconventional, The Bench shows WA’s politicians as you’ve never seen them before. From rock to

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

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. In our latest edition of The Bench, the ‘accidental politician’ tells Cannings Purple’s Peter Klinger about the twists and turns in a journey that took him from the marshlands of south-east England to the Australian outback. Unfiltered, unguarded and sometimes unconventional, The Bench shows WA’s politicians as you’ve never seen them before. Coming to Australia If not for an unlikely series

From front bench to park bench, party rooms to the great outdoors, The Bench sees our politicians take a break from debating policy and the state of our nation to enjoy a park-side chat with Cannings Purple’s director of media strategy, Peter Klinger. These interviews add a breath of fresh air to all things politics, providing a unique insight into the life and times of our elected representatives. With discussion topics ranging from electorate issues to sport and everything in between, The Bench presents a candid, light-hearted series bound to inform, engage and entertain.    How Politics Has Changed From laptops in the chamber to

From front bench to park bench, party rooms to the great outdoors, The Bench sees our politicians take a break from debating policy and the state of our nation to enjoy a park-side chat with Cannings Purple’s director of media strategy, Peter Klinger. These interviews add a breath of fresh air to all things politics, providing a unique insight into the life and times of our elected representatives. With discussion topics ranging from electorate issues to sport and everything in between, The Bench presents a candid, light-hearted series bound to inform, engage and entertain.   Amazon/Corporate Tax Amazon has been forced to pay GST by

From front bench to park bench, party rooms to the great outdoors, The Bench sees our politicians take a break from debating policy and the state of our nation to enjoy a park-side chat with Cannings Purple’s director of media strategy, Peter Klinger. These interviews add a breath of fresh air to all things politics, providing a unique insight into the life and times of our elected representatives. With discussion topics ranging from electorate issues to sport and everything in between, The Bench presents a candid, light-hearted series bound to inform, engage and entertain. The Bench with the Hon. Bill Johnston MLA -

From front bench to park bench, party rooms to the great outdoors, The Bench sees our politicians take a break from debating policy and the state of our nation to enjoy a park-side chat with Cannings Purple’s director of media strategy, Peter Klinger. These interviews add a breath of fresh air to all things politics, providing a unique insight into the life and times of our elected representatives. With discussion topics ranging from electorate issues to sport and everything in between, The Bench presents a candid, light-hearted series bound to inform, engage and entertain.   Hon. Martin Aldridge MLC – Full interview Hon. Martin Aldridge

From front bench to park bench, party rooms to the great outdoors, The Bench sees our politicians take a break from debating policy and the state of our nation to enjoy a park-side chat with senior journalist turned Cannings Purple operative, Peter Klinger. These interviews add a breath of fresh air to all things politics, providing a unique insight into the life and times of our elected representatives. With discussion topics ranging from electorate issues to sport and everything in between, The Bench undoubtedly presents a candid, lighthearted series bound to intrigue, inform and entertain. Podcast Early Life The Hon. Peter Tinley AM MLA discusses

 From front bench to park bench, party rooms to the great outdoors, The Bench sees our politicians take a break from debating policy and the state of our nation to enjoy a park-side chat with senior journalist turned Cannings Purple operative, Peter Klinger.These interviews add a breath of fresh air to all things politics, providing a unique insight into the life and times of our elected representatives.With discussion topics ranging from electorate issues to sport and everything in between, The Bench undoubtedly presents a candid, lighthearted series bound to intrigue, inform and entertain. Our full interview with Jess Shaw MLA, Member

From front bench to park bench, party rooms to the great outdoors, The Bench sees our politicians take a break from debating policy and the state of our nation to enjoy a park-side chat with senior journalist turned Cannings Purple operative, Peter Klinger. These interviews add a breath of fresh air to all things politics, providing a unique insight into the life and times of our elected representatives. With discussion topics ranging from electorate issues to sport and everything in between, The Bench undoubtedly presents a candid, lighthearted series bound to intrigue, inform and entertain. The Bench: Zak Kirkup MLA Dawesville Complete podcast   Who is