Opposition leader Richard Court and Riverton MLA Graham Kierath are at odds over what should happen to Western Australia's compulsory bike helmet legislation.
"In a radio interview on January 6, Mr Court stated categorically that under a Liberal Government the bike helmet legislation would stay the same," Police Minister Graham Edwards said today.
"The interviewer asked: 'So, what is the definitive answer on bicycle helmets, does the law stay the same under a Liberal Government or is it going to be changed?'," Mr Edwards said.
"Mr Court replied: 'The law is staying the same, yes.'
"Despite Mr Court's views, Mr Kierath said in a letter published last Saturday that he had made a commitment to introduce a Bill to change the bike helmet laws.
"This not only puts him at odds with Mr Court but also the National Party, which strongly supported the legislation.
"Before the election, perhaps Mr Court and Mr Kierath should decide who has got the policy right and then let Western Australia's 700,000 cyclists know.
"Hopefully, for the sake of saving lives and millions of dollars of taxpayers' money in medical costs associated with head injuries, Mr Court's view will prevail."