The Bench: Hon. Martin Aldridge MLC

Political Leaders, Politics, The Bench, Western Australia

Peter Klinger 18 May 2018
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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.

Peter Klinger More from author

Peter Klinger is an award-winning finance journalist and editor with more than 20 years experience at papers and websites such as The Times (London), Australian Financial Review and The West Australian, most recently as its long-serving business editor.

Alongside mentoring and developing emerging journalists, Peter established a strong rapport with leaders of Australia's business community. Peter holds a BA and MBA from Curtin University, has been a guest lecturer in journalism, hosted and facilitated conferences and industry events, and has devised crisis and reputational communications strategies.

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