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Colin Barnett

Colin James Barnett, Australian politician, is the leader of the Western Australian Liberal Party, the 29th and current Premier of Western Australia since the 2008 election and served as the Treasurer of Western Australia in 2010. He was sworn into office by Governor Ken Michael on 23 September 2008. Prior to becoming Premier, he was head of the Western Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and a lecturer in economics at Curtin University, a Minister in the Court government (1993–2001) and Opposition Leader (2001–2005). From 27 April 2010 Colin Barnett held the Treasury Portfolio after the resignation of former Treasurer Troy Buswell. In a cabinet reshuffle he handed the portfolio to Christian Porter later that same year. » Read more on Wikipedia.org

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Barnett doesn't back MPs pay rise
2014-07-03
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. Unions reacted with anger when WA politicians were handed a wage rise above the level ...
(WA today)
  1. Premier Colin Barnett would prefer a lower pay rise for WA MPs

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Shark cull opponent threatens WA Premier Colin Barnett on talkback radio ...
2014-06-26
And in January, a hammer-wielding vandal was fined $1500 after he daubed “Egomaniac” in red paint across the windows of Mr Barnett's electoral office in Cottesloe and smashed others. Earlier this month, a state government review into its own shark cull ...
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  1. Shark cull caller threatens WA premier

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Colin Barnett suggests influencing preselection for Hillarys
2014-06-22
The Colin Barnett who believes good governance should take priority above all else has made a number of controversial decisions and executed them in the most ruthless, and sometimes even inhumane, way, writes Darren Brown. Premier Colin Barnett is a ...
(The Age)
  1. WA Premier flags spending cuts if iron ore price does not recover
  2. Colin Barnett suggests influencing preselection for Hillarys
  3. WA iron ore comedy will turn to tragedy

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Premier Colin Barnett answers questions from PerthNow readers in Coffee with ...
2014-06-19
In today's Coffee with Colin, Mr Barnett likened the current system of 140 local governments across WA to the outdated “horse and buggy days”. The Premier also nominated Matt Priddis as the next captain of the West Coast Eagles because “he leads by ...
(Perth Now)
  1. WA blame game in Barnett's govt
  2. Coffee with Colin - Premier Colin Barnett outside the Art Gallery Source: News ...

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WA MP Buswell could bear car damage bill
2014-06-18
Colin Barnett said the state government's insurer Risk Cover had sought legal advice as to whether it could recover the repair cost as well as the estimated $12,000 in damages to several other cars Mr Buswell crashed into in February. "That is a matter ...
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    WA blame game in Barnett's govt
    2014-06-18
    But that was the second time last week Colin Barnett found himself lamenting an error as a result of his advisers not paying adequate attention to detail. In Parliament a few days earlier, Opposition frontbencher Ben Wyatt asked the Premier to explain ...
    (WA today)
    1. WA government review hails drum lines a success
    2. Plans to beef up drum-line security

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    WA government review hails drum lines a success
    2014-06-18
    WA Premier Colin Barnett said the baiting program, which ran amidst public outcry between January and April of this year, catching 172 sharks of varying species, said the program was successful in terms of its limited environmental impact. Mr Barnett ...
    (Avon Valley Advocate)
    1. Plans to beef up drum-line security

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    WA government review hails drum lines a success
    2014-06-18
    WA Premier Colin Barnett said the baiting program, which ran amidst public outcry between January and April of this year, catching 172 sharks of varying species, said the program was successful in terms of its limited environmental impact. Mr Barnett ...
    (August Margaret River Mail)
    1. Plans to beef up drum-line security
    2. Blame game wins in Colin Barnett's government

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    WA won't pick up seniors funding shortfall, says Premier Colin Barnett
    2014-06-17
    COMMONWEALTH cuts to seniors and pensioners concessions will not be covered by the West Australian government, Premier Colin Barnett says. WA will miss out on $25 million this financial year as a result of the cuts in the 2014/15 budget. Mr Barnett ...
    (Herald Sun)
    1. Three years of shark hooks needed: Barnett

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