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Colin Barnett vows to step down rather than face leadership spill

The West Australian - ‎May 25, 2016‎
Premier Colin Barnett has vowed he would not contest a leadership ballot if Liberal MPs thought his time was up. Speaking to 6PR radio this morning, Mr Barnett said if the party's mood changed on the leadership, he would not contest a vote.

WA Premier Colin Barnett calls on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to tackle GST carve-up

Perth Now - ‎May 25, 2016‎
I do not care who is prime minister or how sensitive the moment might be, I will continue to do so.” Palmer United Party senator Zhenya “Dio” Wang joined in, saying Mr Barnett had laid bare WA's GST “rip off”. “Claims that all states must first agree ...
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Election 2016: WA Premier Colin Barnett accuses Malcolm Turnbull of leadership fail over GST

ABC Online - ‎May 24, 2016‎
West Australian Premier Colin Barnett has accused Prime Minister and Liberal Party colleague Malcolm Turnbull of showing a lack of leadership on the issue of GST distribution, saying the Commonwealth has shown a "lack of intellect".

Premier Colin Barnett sneaks in a beer before Guildford Hotel reopening

Community Newspaper Group - ‎14 hours ago‎
PREMIER Colin Barnett, invited to officially re-open the Guildford Hotel on Wednesday night, snuck in for a beer earlier that day to inspect the lauded building restoration.
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Premier accused of being a 'cheapskate'

Perth Now - ‎May 18, 2016‎
WA Premier Colin Barnett receiving the $3 change for his copy of The Big Issue. Picture: Nine News Perth. But Labor shadow treasurer Ben Wyatt jumped on the incident, saying it was a bad look for the under siege Premier.
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WA Premier Colin Barnett. Philip Gostelow

The Australian Financial Review - ‎May 16, 2016‎
Speculation is growing that West Australian Premier Colin Barnett will be removed by his own party after the July 2 federal election to avoid damaging the Turnbull government's prospects in one of its strongholds.
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PCC was 'crazy stuff' but not worth sack

Perth Now - ‎May 18, 2016‎
“There's no doubt there's been some damage to the standing of Perth city council, but the process, like it or not, is in place and a penalty is being determined, so it's not appropriate for Mark McGowan to intervene in that way,” Mr Barnett said on ...
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Liberals 'united' behind Colin Barnett, deputy Liza Harvey says

ABC Online - ‎May 17, 2016‎
There is continuing speculation about Mr Barnett's future as leader, but Mrs Harvey insists he is the best person for the job.
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Opposition Leader Bill Shorten pledge 'won't stop' freight link, says Colin Barnett

WAtoday - ‎May 23, 2016‎
The Perth Freight Link will go ahead despite opposition leader Bill Shorten saying he'll cut commonwealth cash committed to the project if he wins the election, WA Premier Colin Barnett says. The federal government has pledged to pay $1.2 billion of ...

Colin Barnett to revisit Yarloop following claims of inflated demolition quotes

WAtoday - ‎May 18, 2016‎
Premier Colin Barnett has promised to revisit fire-ravaged Yarloop after controversy over the costs of clearing damaged homes and businesses as well as claims the process is taking too long.
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Colin Barnett admits re-election 'tough', denies job at risk

The Australian - ‎May 13, 2016‎
West Australian Premier Colin Barnett has conceded his government faces “a tough ask” winning a third term, as the state's horror budget and his continued poor polling raise fresh questions about whether he will hold on to the party's leadership ...

Joe Spagnolo: Nationals stubborn approach to Liberal plans costly for Barnett

Perth Now - ‎May 21, 2016‎
In an absurd situation for Barnett, three Nationals sit in Cabinet - Redman, Mia Davies and Colin Holt. But on several occasions, these three ministers have walked out of Cabinet when it suits and have opposed key policies.
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'Long shot' at Bell cash worth it: Barnett

Perth Now - ‎May 17, 2016‎
It would have been nice if the Federal Government had been more supportive of the state's case, Mr Barnett added. Treasurer Mike Nahan went a step further, telling parliament the WA Government had a deal with the Commonwealth not to oppose the bill.
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Move to legalise Uber, reform taxi industry about finding the right balance in WA, Colin Barnett says

ABC Online - ‎May 18, 2016‎
New legislation being introduced in West Australian Parliament today to legalise Uber and reform the taxi industry is an attempt to create a level playing field for all drivers, Premier Colin Barnett says. The legislation includes financial assistance ...

Opposition: Barnett government in 'computer stone age' with online services

WAtoday - ‎May 25, 2016‎
West Australians are being slugged for government services that could be delivered more cheaply online, saving up to $2.2 billion over 10 years.

Property mogul Nigel Satterley angry over Kwinana buffer plan

ABC Online - ‎21 hours ago‎
Mr Satterley wrote that as well as the lack of health or environmental risks, the buffer would be retrospective and "seriously impinge" on people who had already bought land at Mandogalup.

WA Premier offers to buy Carnarvon shire a flag

ABC Online - ‎3 hours ago‎
Mr Barnett said he was very disappointed with the actions of the shire. "Carnarvon has a significant Aboriginal population and that's an important symbol of reconciliation.

Barnett jumps aboard innovation train - The West Australian

The West Australian - ‎May 14, 2016‎
Colin Barnett has belatedly jumped aboard the innovation train, announcing a $20 million fund and WA's first Innovation Minister in an effort to “up the ante” in the sector.

Federal election 2016: Abbott defends WA Libs over GST share

The Australian - ‎16 hours ago‎
Premier Colin Barnett continued attacking the federal government on the issue yesterday, insisting that Scott Morrison did have power to change the distribution system.

Plans for new Scitech to be built in Perth Cultural Centre in Northbridge

Perth Now - ‎May 24, 2016‎
Mr Barnett said $12 million was slated for the clean up and he believed clean-up would be completed within six to nine months.