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McGowan Gets A Heckling (And Scones) From The CWA

Mark McGowan has been heckled by Country Women's Association members for refusing to back down on some education cuts - but they still gave him a basket of scones.

Hundreds marched to parliament on Tuesday and held up signs against the closure of some rural education services, in what was the first rally in the CWA's 94-year history.

Mr McGowan addressed the crowd and blamed the previous Barnett government for leaving WA in a financial mess, but opposition leader Mike Nahan said the premier failed to address the CWA's concerns.

CWA WA State Promotions Coordinator Belinda Lay told ABC that she hoped the WA government would listen to the rally and reverse the $41 million cuts as it did when it recently backflipped on $23 million of measures after strong community backlash.

- with AAP + ABC News 

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