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Premier's Science Awards: Colin Barnett announces finalists

Community Newspaper Group - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
PREMIER and Science Minister Colin Barnett has announced the finalists in the 2016 Premier's Science Awards. The award categories recognise the best research from students, early career researchers and established scientists, and a fourth honours ...
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Premier says juvenile detention royal commission not needed in WA while ex-magistrate backs inquiry

ABC Online - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
"We're confident that nothing like that happens in Western Australia," Mr Barnett said. "I'm not saying we're perfect, but there's been an enormous amount of reform.
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State of Origin could be worth $15 million to WA economy: Premier Colin Barnett

WAtoday - ‎Jul 14, 2016‎
State of Origin is headed to Perth, and if scores of rugby league fans flock west for the event it could be worth as much $15 million to WA's economy, WA Premier Colin Barnett says. As revealed by Fairfax Media on the eve of this season's Origin finale ...
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'They thought they could carry on above the law'

The Australian - ‎10 hours ago‎
He even thinks, like Western Australia's Premier Colin Barnett, that the commonwealth should consider taking back control of prisons.

Roe 8 contracts to be signed 'within months', despite calls to wait until after WA election

ABC Online - ‎20 hours ago‎
Premier Colin Barnett said he anticipated contracts for the Roe Highway extension would be finalised "within a couple of months", despite the Opposition and other opponents urging for the project to not be locked in before the March 2017 election.

Time for Federal Government to take over NT

NT News - ‎13 hours ago‎
“The situation that was portrayed in the Northern Territory is horrific, it's a great shame to Australia,” Premier Colin Barnett said. “I don't believe the NT Government is competent to be running its youth justice system and I think there is a strong ...
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Fingers pointed over juvenile abuse in NT

Sky News Australia - ‎16 hours ago‎
West Australian Premier Colin Barnett told the ABC the federal government should intervene in the NT. 'I don't believe the Northern Territory government is competent to be running its youth justice system and I think there is a strong case for the ...

Let the transport battle begin

The West Australian - ‎59 minutes ago‎
As policy goals go, it's an ambitious one. In the past, Premier Colin Barnett has dismissed the value of a long-term State infrastructure strategy, as proposed by Opposition Leader Mark McGowan and called for by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
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ASIC settles with Padbury boys - The West Australian

The West Australian - ‎19 hours ago‎
Despite the backing of Premier Colin Barnett, the partners' plan to provide an export link for Mid-West iron ore miners could not be made viable and the project collapsed in 2013.
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Anti-protest legislation among half of WA Government bills under threat from backlog

ABC Online - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
The Western Australian Government's proposed anti-protest laws are looming as a likely casualty of a backlog of legislation before Parliament, with Premier Colin Barnett conceding they are not one of the highest priorities. More than half of the ...

Premier announces move of Government departments to Joondalup in 2019

Community Newspaper Group - ‎Jul 13, 2016‎
PREMIER Colin Barnett has announced staff from three State Government departments will relocate to Joondalup in 2019. He said the Government had signed an agreement for lease with Primewest to construct an eight-storey office building at the corner of ...

Shock new round in Libs' Hillarys brawl - The West Australian

The West Australian - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Premier Colin Barnett and Foreign Minister Julie Bishop are all slated to speak. The motion appeared on material sent to delegates yesterday after legal advice.

Withdrawing Support Will Increase Dispossession In Aboriginal Communities, Not Resolve It

The Stringer - ‎14 hours ago‎
For starters, the plan was made long before any consultation took place, with a list of “unsustainable” remote communities published in 2010 and WA Premier Colin Barnett's announcement regarding their closure made in 2014. Then over the past year, the ...
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Western Power sale going ahead despite Premier's doubts, WA Treasurer says

ABC Online - ‎Jul 15, 2016‎
The WA Treasurer is pressing ahead with plans to privatise Western Power despite Premier Colin Barnett's deepening reservations about whether the public will support the deal.

Barnett finally gets lucky with Roe 8

The West Australian - ‎Jul 15, 2016‎
The Court of Appeal's decision to wave through the Roe 8 environmental approval is the first bit of good luck the Barnett Government has had in quite a while.

Charged boy, 11, could face trial in adult court

The Australian - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
Premier Colin Barnett has said the case of Max, a frequently homeless truant from a chronically dysfunctional family, is a tragedy for all involved.
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WA slumps to seventh spot in CommSec State of the States economic report

ABC Online - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
But Opposition Leader Mark McGowan said the report was a sign of the failure of the Colin Barnett-led Government to properly manage the economy.

Western Power sale: Government united despite Treasurer's push

ABC Online - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
But last week, Premier Colin Barnett and Treasurer Mike Nahan appeared to be on diverging paths, as their Government heads towards the March state election.
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Markets Live: ASX cuts its losses

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
"Our opinion [is] that Apple has peaked under the leadership of CEO Tim Cook," Colin Gillis of BGC Financial said in a note this week.

WA Government admits time has run out to pass priority bills

ABC Online - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
Premier Colin Barnett is due to meet senior ministers this week to discuss which bills will be introduced and which could wait.
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