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Business urges Colin Barnett to act on power privatisation

The Australian - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
The chief executive of WA's Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Deidre Willmott, joined the call for Mr Barnett to proceed with the sale, saying the state's poles and wires network - worth up to $15 billion - would lose value as more households turned ...

Premier Colin Barnett reveals secrets to his weight loss

WA today - ‎Feb 5, 2016‎
Premier Colin Barnett has revealed the secrets behind his sudden weight loss, telling The Australian Financial Review on Friday that he no longer resembled the "little fat man" newspaper cartoonists drew him as.

Queensland won't follow Colin Barnett's power lead

The Australian (subscription) - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
Both Queensland and Western Australia have suffered from the downturn in global commodity prices, and Mr Barnett said he would consider taking the sale of Western Power to the next election if no other revenue-raising solution could be found.

Two more tech businesses, one run by Colin Barnett's son, to list on ASX

The Australian Financial Review - ‎Feb 7, 2016‎
The momentum of tech company listings on the ASX is continuing in 2016, with two new tech businesses announcing their intentions to go public in the coming months, including one led by the son of Western Australia Premier Colin Barnett. Business ...
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Power network sale an option: Colin Barnett

The Australian - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
West Australian Premier Colin Barnett has conceded for the first time he may need to consider the potential $15 billion privatisation of the state's electricity poles and wires network to address his government's mounting fiscal crisis.

WA Premier Colin Barnett and Fortescue chief Nev Power lead weight loss out west

The Australian Financial Review - ‎Feb 4, 2016‎
West Australian premier Colin Barnett has lost about 20 kilograms over the past three years. Stefan Gosatti. Share on twitter · Share on Google Plus.

Barnett tells Pilbara home owners to 'ride it out'

The Australian Financial Review - ‎Jan 31, 2016‎
The Western Australia government spent $30 million backing apartment developments in Karratha during the resources boom. Aaron Bunch.
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WA poll shows election-winning swing to Barnett Government

ABC Online - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
The Roy Morgan SMS poll of 752 West Australian electors put the Colin Barnett-led Government ahead 54.5 per cent to 45.5 on a two-party preferred basis, barely a year out from the election.

What you're saying: Bruce Mitchell, Gwen Price and Colin Barnett

News & Observer - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
This is a thank you note for the Durham Inter Neighborhood Council (INC) and the Durham Television Network (DTN). On Thursday, Feb. 4, the INC hosted a forum for candidates for the Durham Board of County Commissioners.
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LNG hopes come crashing down

The West Australian - ‎21 hours ago‎
LNG hopes come crashing down The Gorgon ground breaking ceremony on Barrow Island back in 2009. Pictured are WA Premier Colin Barnett, then Federal Resources Minister Martin Ferguson and then Chevron's Global Vice President George Kirkland.

Barnett 'ignoring' potato woes

The West Australian - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
Growers have been forced to dump about 1400 tonnes of potatoes over the past three months as the regulated marketing system unravels around them.
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Outgoing federal Perth MP Alannah MacTiernan dismisses WA Labor leadership speculation

ABC Online - ‎19 hours ago‎
He's built the support for the Labor Party, he has got [Colin] Barnett on the ropes. "I can tell you, I will not be out there contesting him for his job.

Minister's political career in peril

The West Australian - ‎16 hours ago‎
While Mrs Morton has been a minister since December 2010, Mrs Faragher and Ms Hayden are both parliamentary secretaries and well regarded by Premier Colin Barnett. Liberals speculate that both could be contenders to be brought into the ministry when ...

Barnett holds the key

Business News - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
The premier's 'follow-me' style makes his performance in the lead-up to the next state poll vital for the government's chances of re-election.
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Return of the Kings: Police Minister Liza Harvey says hard to stop Perth meeting

WA today - ‎Feb 2, 2016‎
Premier Colin Barnett also spoke out against Return of the Kings on Tuesday, with a petition circulating urging government officials to put a stop to the Cottesloe meeting.
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Alannah MacTiernan to quit federal politics

Perth Now - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
... toughness and extraordinary appetite for work, Ms MacTiernan was in some quarters considered a future leader of the ALP, but unions and factions stopped her from taking over the leadership in 2008, when Alan Carpenter lost the election to Colin ...
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Liza Harvey to win deputy leadership

Perth Now - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
... putting his hand up for the deputy leadership position on Monday. As previously reported by The Sunday Times, Premier Colin Barnett is supporting Ms Harvey for deputy leader. It is understood Mr Barnett is keen to have a female as his deputy leader ...

Bomber's back — with wise words for protege - The West Australian

The West Australian - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
Fresh off the plane from his six-year stint as Australia's Ambassador to the US, former Federal Labor leader Kim Beazley met the State Opposition Leader yesterday, just a stone's throw from Premier Colin Barnett's electorate office. Mr Beazley, the man ...
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Dad wins visa battle for Down syndrome daughter - Yahoo7

The West Australian - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
Mr Fonseka, who is also a cricket player and juniors' coach, thanked Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland and cricket legends Greg and Ian Chappell for advocating for Eliza, as well as Premier Colin Barnett, Down Syndrome Australia, National Ethic ...
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Sri Lankan girl with Down syndrome receives temporary visa to live in Australia after Peter Dutton intervenes

ABC Online - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
Eliza will attend school in the small town that sits in a World Heritage Area in the Gascoyne region. Mr Fonseka also thanked the Federal Government, West Australian Premier Colin Barnett, Down Syndrome Australia and the National Ethnic Disability ...