The Opposition's shadow cabinet line-up represents a recipe for disaster in managing the State.
Deputy Premier and State Development Minister Ian Taylor said criticism of the State Government over state development had a hollow ring to it when compared with the Opposition's own line-up.
"Opposition claims that it would streamline the Department of State Development while at the same time dividing the Health Department into three sections are, to say the least, inconsistent," Mr Taylor said.
"The Opposition claims the current Department of State Development is answerable to several Government Ministers while the Opposition itself lists five members of its shadow cabinet as being involved in development.
"These include Richard Court himself who has said he will take overall responsibility, National leader Hendy Cowan (economic development and trade), Liberal deputy Colin Barnett (resources, fuel and energy), Doug Shave (small business) and MLC Norman Moore (mines).
"And this is from a shadow cabinet that lists 31 coalition members as having responsibility for various portfolios.
"This is in stark contrast to the Government's usual 16-member Cabinet.
"Clearly the Opposition intends having a greatly expanded Cabinet in the unlikely event it ever got into Government.
"There is no way Liberal leader Richard Court will be able to pay back the favours to those Liberals who backed him in his coup against former leader Barry MacKinnon.
"As well, Mr Court will have to accommodate at least four members of the National Party in a coalition cabinet.
"So it is quite obvious the WA Liberals will either do a Kennett and name a 22-member cabinet or National Party members will find the coalition honeymoon will end in divorce after the election.
"In the meantime, all shadow Ministers are busy positioning themselves for a crack at the leadership after the Opposition's defeat in the election."
Mr Taylor said the Government had streamlined its approach to the development of major projects through the WA Advantage that created a State Strategic Projects Unit.
"The Government's development strategy is clear-cut in contrast to Opposition's `portfolios for all' approach," he said.