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Anzac class frigate contract will create hundreds of WA jobs: Colin Barnett

ABC Online - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
The awarding of a $2 billion contract for the maintenance of the Anzac class frigates, mostly by West Australian companies, is excellent news that will generate hundreds of jobs, according to WA Premier Colin Barnett. Federal Defence Minister Marise ...

WA Budget: Premier Colin Barnett's last budget will be about constraint

Perth Now - ‎3 hours ago‎
Colin Barnett, as he has sometimes done, may seek to liken his premiership to that of John Forrest 'as the infrastructure premier' who gained late budget respectability with the gold rush revenues.

Perth Children's Hospital will be 'progressively opened', Premier Colin Barnett says

ABC Online - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
The State Government may have been shocked by the resignation of the head of the new Perth Children's Hospital, but Premier Colin Barnett says the project is still on track. Mr Barnett said the $1.2 billion facility would be open within seven months ...
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Colin Barnett rebukes Peter Abetz over same-sex marriage lecture

The West Australian - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Colin Barnett apologised to new senator Patrick Dodson yesterday for Liberal MP Peter Abetz's “inappropriate” and ill-timed use of yesterday's endorsement ceremony as a pulpit to defend traditional marriage.
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WA to play integral submarine role, Premier Colin Barnett says

ABC Online - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
Mr Barnett said while the details of the contract were yet to be finalised, he expected WA would get a portion of the work.

WA Premier Colin Barnett submarine work hopes sunk

WA today - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
Premier Colin Barnett says he expects Western Australia's shipbuilding sector will play a role in the new submarine build for the Royal Australian Navy.
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Navy shipbuilding contracts delight Premier Colin Barnett but WA Opposition says WA 'ripped off'

ABC Online - ‎Apr 17, 2016‎
"The first two will start construction in Adelaide and be completed here and the remaining 10 will be fully built in Western Australia," Mr Barnett said. Although the work has been confirmed for WA, no tender has yet been awarded. It was also announced ...
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Regional WA 'must take road death blame': Premier Colin Barnett

WA today - ‎Apr 19, 2016‎
West Australian Premier Colin Barnett has partly blamed the high number of deaths on country roads on regional communities.
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Barnett tightens Royalties for Regions cash as economy slows

The West Australian - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
Colin Barnett has signalled a tougher approach to vetting Royalties for Regions projects, declaring the “low-hanging fruit” has been picked and he only wants to fund “the real stuff” and not schemes of “lesser value”.

One million people in regional WA is unrealistic, says Barnett

The West Australian - ‎Apr 18, 2016‎
One million people in regional WA is unrealistic, says Barnett. Gareth Parker State Political Editor - The West Australian on April 19, 2016, 5:17 am.

Premier defends MP superannuation surge

Perth Now - ‎Apr 20, 2016‎
Mr Barnett said the superannuation surge would bring state MPs up to the level of their federal counterparts, adding the changes addressed the different and “very clumsy” superannuation conditions set up by the Carpenter government.
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Freight Link final stage in 2026: Premier

Perth Now - ‎Apr 19, 2016‎
The Perth Freight Link will provide a more direct route to Fremantle Port for trucks. THE final stage of the controversial Perth Freight Link probably won't be needed for a decade, but there will be a traffic choke point in the meantime, WA premier ...
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The West Australian - ‎Apr 19, 2016‎
“If you were to draw him as a cartoon character he'd be in a Jani-King (cleaner's) outfit because, apart from the bureaucratic stuff, he's always going around cleaning up messes as he's directed, ” a former senior Barnett Government adviser told The ...
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Federal budget 2016: WA not counting on more federal funds

WA today - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
WA Premier Colin Barnett says he doesn't expect much from the federal budget on May 3, saying all levels of government are struggling with debt and funding services, predicting it will be a conservative set of numbers.

Signs of an economic downturn plain to see

The West Australian - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
What he won't find is a Premier willing to concede WA is in the doldrums. Colin Barnett never called it a boom and won't call it a bust.

Tiny Sandstone Shire in better financial health than many city councils in Perth

ABC Online - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
... who resisted State Government pressure to amalgamate councils in order to achieve economies of scale. Leading the push, Premier Colin Barnett claimed in 2009 that councils with fewer than 1,000 people were unsustainable and "withering on the vine".

Plan to cut congestion in northern suburbs

The West Australian - ‎20 hours ago‎
... public transport planning were integrated. She said Premier Colin Barnett telling investors to buy land along Perth's northern corridor then shelving the MAX light rail plan was an example of Liberals sending damaging mixed messages.

Swan Friendship Cafe that offers work to young people with disabilities fears closure over funding

ABC Local - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
She said numerous politicians, including Premier Colin Barnett, had visited the cafe and praised the enterprise, but she wanted to see practical support offered.
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Salmon Holes: Body of Afghan national recovered after being swept off Great Southern coast

ABC Online - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
The body of a man swept off rocks at Salmon Holes has been found; 12 other people have died at the notorious fishing spot since 1983; Ban on fishing at Salmon Holes dismissed by Premier Colin Barnett. The man, 30, fell into the water while fishing with ...

WA Nationals pre-selection is too late, no time for candidates to gain following says political analyst

ABC Local - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
The National Party in WA has not given its candidates enough time to gain a following, according to Dr Ian Cook who is a lecturer in politics at Murdoch University.