With 44 days to go until WA heads to the polls, Premier Mark McGowan leads a State besieged by a deadly virus and battling a homelessness crisis.
Even the economic good news of a booming resource sector is tempered by the knowledge outgoing Treasurer Ben Wyatt will leave very big shoes to fill.
And those shoes must be filled fast if WA is to fully rebound in a post-pandemic world.
Throw in an imminent COVID vaccine rollout, which a recent poll by The West Australian found 68 per cent of West Aussies are in no rush to get, and you start to realise the enormity of the challenges our Premier is facing.
Premier McGowan joins The West Live host Ben O’Shea today at 8.45am to unpack these challenges, and discuss what the outlook for WA is, from border closures and vaccines to the State Election and beyond.
Stream the show live on thewest.com.au or PerthNow, or listen later wherever you get your podcasts.