Dealing with crossbenchers who hold the balance of power in WA's upper house has proved trickier than expected, Premier Mark McGowan has admitted on his one-year anniversary in office.
After eight years of Liberal reign, Labor won last year's state election in spectacular fashion, securing 55 per cent of the vote.
But it didn't gain control of the Legislative Council, which has three One Nation MPs and one Liberal Democrat among its ranks.
The McGowan government has twice failed to get a gold royalty hike through the upper house, "no body, no parole" laws have stalled and a taxi plate compensation plan designed to ease the impact of new competition from Uber has already been opposed by the Liberals, which label it a new tax and therefore a broken election promise.
The premier admits it has been tricky negotiating with crossbenchers, and is particularly keen to talk them around to the taxi bill and planned liquor reforms to boost the tourism and hospitality industries.
"I'd urge everyone in the upper house to look at those pieces of legislation on their merits because they're very worthwhile things to support," he told reporters on Sunday.
"If they require any briefings, any meetings, we're more than happy to provide them."
Other major headaches have been in the education portfolio, with Labor backing down from plans to change WA's only academically selective public school and axe the School of the Air.
Taxpayers in isolated areas are still angry, however, over the proposed closure of Moora Residential College and plan to rally at parliament this week.
"Obviously every government makes mistakes and every government does some things well," Mr McGowan said.
"Along the way, you have some thrills and spills, and the thing is, if you make a mistake, you take responsibility and you fix it as soon as you can.
"But we're pleased we've got the state's economy back on track, we've got far more employment growth now in Western Australia, with nearly 40,000 additional people in work."
Mr McGowan made the comments while announcing plans to spruce up the Fremantle Passenger Terminal, where more cruise ships are arriving thanks to moves by his government.
He was particularly pleased with a recent spike in tourism to Rottnest Island, no doubt helped enormously by Roger Federer's quokka selfie, which spread like wildfire on social media.
"That Federer quokka selfie has paid huge dividends," the premier said.