The man who rose to prominence leading Western Australia through the COVID pandemic alongside Mark McGowan becomes its 31st premier after a factional deal.
Colin Barnett has rejected calls for him to step down as an MP.
Should defeated party leaders stay in parliament? Former Western Australian premier Colin Barnett is an interesting case in point.
Beautiful Cottesloe beach in Perth – could Western Australians soon file for divorce from the rest of us?
To secede or not to secede, that is the question for WA, as it considers going it alone (though not everyone is taking it seriously).
Malcolm Turnbull visited a shipyard early in the campaign to highlight an already announced contract to build naval patrol boats.
When it comes to Western Australia, key state issues will be more significant than usual in swinging the vote in the 2016 federal election.
The sale of the port of Fremantle, the last capital city port to be privatised, is now in limbo.
The Barnett government’s plans to sell ports, including the last capital city port slated for privatisation, appear to have been torpedoed by the WA Nationals’ change of heart.
Stephen Smith’s bid to return to politics as Labor leader in Western Australia has ended in defeat.
A highly competent minister, Stephen Smith now appears to be suffering from relevance deprivation syndrome in his failed attempt to seize the Labor leadership in Western Australia.
Already on the hustings: Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull takes a selfie with locals at Torrensville, South Australia.
The Coalition has a solid 53-47% two-party lead in the latest Fairfax-Ipsos poll but Malcolm Turnbull’s ratings have taken a hit in the last month.
The figure of the ‘noble savage’ has deep roots in Australia colonialism.
Shipwreck of the Stirling Castle, John Curtis, 1838.
Liberal MP Dennis Jensen’s comments about the ‘noble savage’ lifestyle tap into a centuries-old stereotype about Indigenous people.
Andrew Hastie (left) is hoping to retain the Western Australian seat of Canning for the Liberal Party.
Two-and-a-half weeks out from polling day, Natalie Mast sat down with elections expert William Bowe to discuss the 12 candidates, the major parties’ campaigns, and key issues in Canning.
In comedy timing is everything. So, too, in politics. In good times governing is – or ought to be – pretty straightforward. How hard can it be to divide up the windfall gains from a mining boom, for example…
Western Australia is an interesting place. No, really! True, lots of students from Asia think Perth’s a bit ‘quiet’, but at least local politics is getting a bit more exciting. Indeed, our state premier…
Factional dealings saw Labor senator Louise Pratt demoted in favour of conservative union heavyweight Joe Bullock in the ALP’s WA Senate ticket.
The only surprising factor in the stories regarding Joe Bullock, who held the number one position on the ALP Senate ticket at Saturday’s Western Australian Senate byelection, was that they took so long…
What are the key issues the parties will campaign on in the almost-certain WA Senate re-vote?
It appears certain that Western Australians will vote in fresh Senate elections later this year. Following the initial vote last September and the recount – when 1375 votes were unable to be located…