“I wanted Western Australia to become the strongest or the most successful state in the nation, to become more economically diversified,” he said.
“I stand here today and I know our state is in the position I set out to reach.”
McGowan was well-known for enforcing some of the toughest Covid restrictions in the country, keeping the state locked down from interstate and overseas visitors for an extended period of time.
McGowan said he “never imagined” he would become the premier of Western Australia.
“Western Australia has provided me with the opportunity of a lifetime,” he said.
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