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'I wish Troy Buswell would just pay up': WA Premier Colin Barnett

Nicole Cox Premier Colin Barnett has aired his frustration at the ongoing Troy Buswell crash saga, saying he wished the disgraced politician would just 'pay up'.

Nothing untoward in Troy Buswell crash claim: Colin Barnett

Troy Buswell was found guilty of 11 traffic charges in April.

The West Australian Premier says there was nothing untoward about former treasurer Troy Buswell's insurance claim for his crashed ministerial car.

Premier Colin Barnett doesn't back pay rise for WA MPs

West Australian Premier Colin Barnett says he would have preferred to see state members of parliament receive a lower pay rise than they were granted last week.

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Blame game wins in Colin Barnett's government

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Darren Brown It’s not uncommon to hear passionate political pub talk that includes phrases like “that bloody Premier X” or “I can’t wait to vote out Minister Y”.

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Premier Colin Barnett does not rule out Troy Buswell return to cabinet

Troy Buswell

West Australian Premier Colin Barnett has not ruled out the possibility of disgraced former treasurer Troy Buswell returning to his cabinet, but says it will not happen in the "medium term".

WA Premier Colin Barnett again dismisses retirement rumours

WA Premier Colin Barnett has again dismissed retirement rumours.

West Australian Premier Colin Barnett has again dismissed retirement rumours, insisting he will continue as the Liberal leader until the public and his party decide otherwise.

WA Premier Colin Barnett beefs up security after shark threats

Colin Barnett

Under-fire West Australian Premier Colin Barnett says nothing will change his mind about the state's controversial catch-and-kill shark policy, despite vociferous public opposition.

Colin Barnett 'lied' to voters over council mergers

Colin Barnett

Michael Hopkin Colin Barnett has been accused of lying to voters in the run-up to the state election, after backflipping on a pre-election promise not to force local councils to merge.

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Colin Barnett flags new shark policy

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Changes to the way the Western Australian government deals with sharks that lurk in popular swimming and surfing areas will be unveiled next week.

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Premier Colin Barnett pays busker $10 to be quiet

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Jillian McHugh A young busker got his tip of the day when Premier Colin Barnett paid him $10 to "be quiet".

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Colin Barnett backs Troy Buswell over son's driving test

Troy Buswell

Michael Hopkin Premier Colin Barnett has refused calls to sack Treasurer and Transport Minister Troy Buswell over more allegations of ministerial misconduct.

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Asylum boat 'tied up' to WA oil platform: Colin Barnett

An asylum seeker boat that sailed near an oil and gas platform off Dampier last week is believed to have actually tied up to it, West Australian Premier Colin Barnett says.

WA Premier Colin Barnett warns of budget pain to come

Colin Barnett

Western Australia's Premier Colin Barnett has again warned of a "very tight" budget for Australia's economic golden child, as pressure comes from federal Defence Minister Stephen Smith to spend money...

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Buswell to pay for car damage

Troy Buswell has agreed to pay for the damage.

Former Treasurer Troy Buswell has said he will pay for the damage he caused when he crashed his government car into several other vehicles while driving home from a wedding.

WA struggles to find new corruption chief

Colin Barnett

The West Australian government is having difficulty securing a new head of the corruption watchdog and will likely broaden the criteria for the role.

Cottesloe beachfront high-rise approval ends decades of debate

The Town of Cottesloe’s said the scheme was 'poised to become a reality after many years in the making'.

Leanne Nicholson A former Cottesloe mayor has warned the fight against high-rise development has not finished despite the state goernment announcing its final plans to "revitalise" the beachside suburb.

A giant display for Perth's Anzac celebrations

The giant puppets were created by french troupe 'Royal de Luxe'.

Aleisha Orr Giants will walk the streets of Perth next year as part of the national Anzac Centenary commemorations.

Malaysia Air MH17: Perth man Nick Norris, grandchildren on board

Nick Norris

Aleisha Orr All seven Western Australian victims of the MH17 tragedy have now been identified.

Carbon tax axe 'a win for WA households'

The state government says the carbon tax axe is a win for WA.

The repeal of the carbon tax is a win for West Australian households, which should enjoy eight per cent lower electricity prices and a four per cent fall in gas prices, the state government says.

Design for new Perth sports stadium unveiled

Aerial photo of the Perth Stadium site with the design by the winning contract.

Details of the design of Perth’s new stadium have been revealed, and cup holders are part of the plan.

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