Former premier Colin Barnett has spoken for the first time about the full extent of threats he received while in office, and revealed someone had mailed bullets to his home after he left politics.
Liberal leader Zak Kirkup’s former boss Colin Barnett lost a state election before later winning. His Labor rival Mark McGowan also lost before he won. These initial failures should prove inspiring.
Former premier Colin Barnett has warned his old party against a preference swap with One Nation after Liberal leader Liza Harvey said she wouldn’t rule out a deal.
Angry investors are chasing down Sam Barnett, son of former Premier Colin Barnett, in court to make him pay them what they claim they are owed.
Having largely kept a low profile since walking away from State politics in 2018, Colin Barnett is back in the spotlight after accepting his first directorship.
Colin Barnett ignored advice to appeal one of Clive Palmer’s early wins in the long-running legal dispute that threatens to hand the Queensland businessman $30 billion.
WA has a long history of big projects, sometimes delivered against the odds. If ever there was a need for visionary thinking, it is now.
Former WA Premier Colin Barnett has praised the State Government's health response to COVID-19 but picked holes in its economic handling of the crisis, labelling it "a bit namby-pamby".
Caitlyn Rintoul and Jenna Clarke
Ex-Premier Colin Barnett should be thanked for delivering Optus Stadium to WA and ensuring a Perth grand final was even possible, according to his former cross-country colleague Jeff Kennett.
Caitlyn Rintoul & Jenna Clarke
The former premier says Australia’s relationship with China is at risk of further damage if the Morrison Government backs Clive Palmer’s legal bid to pull down WA’s hard border.
EXCLUSIVE: Dixie Marshall has spoken out for the first time following the Barnett Government’s bruising defeat in 2017, revealing she urged the former Premier to quit before the poll.
More legal issues are stalking Sam Barnett, with a writ lodged in the Supreme Court revealing a disgruntled investor is pursuing the son of former WA premier Colin Barnett for nearly $2 million.
Selling half of Western Power is an economic no-brainer... even a 22-year-old press release says so.
Ben HarveyChief Reporter
Scott Morrison must go carefully in bid to win back Pauline’s people.
Nick ButterlyPolitical Reporter
Kim Papalia has hit out at a corruption investigation of a Barnett government decision to sponsor rugby team Western Force.
Trying to follow the political discourse on whether the TAB in WA should be sold to a private bidder has been like trying to pin the tail on a donkey blindfolded after a bottle of red.
Gary AdsheadState Political Editor
Former premier Colin Barnett has issued a call for a new gas hub to be built at Port Hedland for the growing Chinese market and warned that low local content could damage support for the LNG industry.
Nick Butterly and Peter Milne
Colin Barnett claims a trans-Australia pipeline would cost about $5 billion and could be up and running in little more than a year.
Damning inquiry found the previous government’s wastefulness ruined the budget despite record revenues.
The poll was triggered by the retirement of former West Australian premier Colin Barnett.
THE Cottesloe by-election triggered by the retirement of former premier Colin Barnett will be held on March 10.
The former premier has tipped his party can return to power - possibly even at the next state election.
High-profile Perth lawyer John Hammond says he won’t contest Colin Barnett’s seat of Cottesloe at the upcoming by-election.
His own words: In his first major interview since losing the State election, the former premier doesn’t hold back on sharing his opinion.
Ben Harvey, Group Business Editor
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