McGowan’s slow withdrawal of COVID restrictions made Perth a less habitable city: The Global Liveability Index

Written by Javed Iqbal

WA’s slow withdrawal of COVID restrictions has caused the once envious destination Perth to fall on the global viability ladder, but Prime Minister Mark McGowan has stood by his pandemic response.

Last year, the city was ranked as the sixth most habitable place in the world.

But what goes up needs to go down, and this year Perth slipped to number 32.

The Global Liveability Index, conducted by the Economic Intelligence Unit, looked at stability, health care, culture, environment, education and infrastructure to find the world’s best cities.

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