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The Bench: Hon. Martin Aldridge MLC

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 MLC takes some time out of his busy parliamentary schedule to talk Gingin, equity and firefighting with Cannings Purple’s Peter Klinger.


Hon. Martin Aldridge MLC – Early Life

With 3 young kids and a farming background, Martin enjoyed a career in firefighting prior to entering politics.


Hon. Martin Aldridge MLC – Opportunities

With a significant geographic area to represent, Martin outlines some of the opportunities and challenges in his electorate.


Hon. Martin Aldridge MLC – Politics

From head boy to firefighter and then politician, Martin considers himself an accidental politician.


Hon. Martin Aldridge MLC – Royalties For Regions

After the recent Langoulant review recommending the end of the Royalties for Regions scheme, Martin explains why WA should keep R4R.


Hon. Martin Aldridge MLC – The Bush

Why do Perth people not understand the bush? Martin shares his view.


Hon. Martin Aldridge MLC – Top 4 Issues

Martin list the top 4 issues in his diverse electorate.


Word Association

It gets fast and furious when Martin is put through a some word associations.