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Colin Barnett: Gough Whitlam should not be remembered as a great PM

Liam Ducey WA Premier Colin Barnett has said that while he changed Australia's thinking and modernised Australia, Gough Whitlam should not be remembered as "a great prime minister".

Colin Barnett quibbles with MP over 'rogue sharks'

Sharks dominated discussion in the WA Parliament.

Colin Barnett's use of the term "rogue shark" has been questioned by the Opposition but the Premier says Labor is nitpicking.

Colin Barnett criticises Federal Government on welfare

West Australian Premier Colin Barnett says the federal government's plan to force unemployed people to apply for 40 jobs a month will not work.

Colin Barnett government ignored Fremantle Traffic Bridge danger

A ship hits the Fremantle Rail Bridge after a wild storm in Perth.

Brendan Foster Fremantle Labor MP Simone McGurk says the Barnett government can no longer ignore the dangers of a ship crashing into the run-down Fremantle Traffic Bridge after a vessel hit the nearby rail bridge.

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WA Premier Colin Barnett announces new Highgate homeless shelter

Are Premier Colin Barnett's problems exacerbated by a culture in which no one else has full responsibility until there is blame to be shifted.

Geoff Vivian The WA Government is building a new shelter for homeless couples and men in Highgate.

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

Former treasurer Troy Buswell

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'.

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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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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 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.

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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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 flags new shark policy

Shark

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

Barnett and busker

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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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...

Colin Barnett 'lied' to voters over council mergers

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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Health Minister Kim Hames tells WA Opera it can show Carmen

Carmen now can go back on the WA Opera agenda, Health Minister Kim Hames says.

Leanne Nicholson West Australian Health Minister Kim Hames has told WA Opera the show must go on and it can resume its staging of Carmen - complete with tobacco references - without endangering a Healthway...

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Tony Abbott calls WA Opera's Carmen ban 'crazy'

Carmen will not be performed by the WA Ballet Company because of smoking within the opera.

Liam Ducey Prime Minister Tony Abbott has weighed in on WA Opera's decision to ban the opera Carmen in an attempt to avoid conflict with a major state government sponsor over smoking, describing it as...

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