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First World spying v Third World spying

Crikey readers talk tree-changing seniors, what to do in Western Australia and spy

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Return of the chair sniffer? How Barnett screwed it up so badly

Colin Barnett rose from the political ashes to win the WA state election by a landslide, but now he’s facing a leadership spill against him. Perth journalist Tim Oliver asks: how did it all go wrong?

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Sovereign risk at last? WA Premier threatens Browse venture

If you’re looking for sovereign risk in the resources sector, look no further than Colin Barnett’s threat to shutter the Browse project. Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer report.

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iSentia index: Labor disappears, Libs control the flow of info

Very few Labor MPs were on the iSentia list of media mentions this week, as the Abbott government proves the power of a majority.

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Tips and rumours

Abbott a leftie … The Oz keeps it in the family … Gillard and Windsor double bill sold out …

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No room for history in WA: records out of space

Thousands of government documents are unsecured and at risk in WA due to a lack of shelf space in the records office. 3rd Degree student journalist Karma Barndon reports.

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iSentia Index: schools, trains dominate as Rudd fades

The Greens are the model supporters of the government’s education and high-speed rail plans, but Liberal state premiers are having none of it. And what’s happened to Kevin Rudd?

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Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

The gender bias in scientific studies, plus other political issues of the day.

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Hold the funeral for WA Labor, it’s not so bad after all

Yes, WA Labor lost. But the party didn’t lose big, and it’s very difficult to dislodge a first-term government. The result will not be the end of WA Labor, and Mark McGowan will be in a stronger position next time around.

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Toxic Labor brand cost WA’s Mark McGowan his chance

While WA Labor leader Mark McGowan out-campaigned the Premier, Labor suffered a huge swing. Former WA Liberal (and Independent Liberal) senator Noel Crichton-Browne points the finger at federal Labor — and the Nationals.

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WA poll: Barnett restarts the cycle with a thumping win

Colin Barnett’s Liberal government in Western Australia won a decisive majority in the state poll on Saturday, marginalising the Nationals and giving federal Labor headaches.

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WA election: Barnett boosts majority, Labor hungover

The hangover for Labor after the Western Australian election is crippling. Crikey’s polling guru examines the wreckage and the key gains for the returned Barnett government.

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WA election: Barnett will win, and by more than a sniff

WA Labor leader Mark McGowan is personally popular, but that won’t be enough to get his party over the line in tomorrow’s state election. But is a vote for Barnett a vote for Troy Buswell?

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WA pollies square off … over who hates Canberra more

WA is in a fit of pique and feeling pretty hard done by, writes former Western Australian Callum Denness. Its politicians want nothing to do with eastern elitism and populist taxes, thank you very much.

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Sentia Media Index: Colin Barnett ramps up WA campaign

Western Australian pollies are on the move, with Premier Colin Barnett back in the Top 20 and challenger Mark McGowan hanging on in the last spot.

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Labor insider: Barnett’s re-election not entirely certain

The Liberal campaign in WA has been a chaotic mess, with Colin Barnett’s Labor challenger Mark McGowan running well. Think the Liberals will be handily re-elected? Look closer, says former Labor adviser Luke Walladge.

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When think tanks meet conservative parties

Crikey readers weigh in on the issues of the day.

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Seagulls and togas in the race to run the quarry

It’s just a few weeks until WA heads to the polls. Local boy David Ritter outlines the political — and cultural — landscape of the boom mining state. Five dollar flat white, anyone?

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Emperor Barnett challenged by the photo-bombing mayor

Ugly politics was matched by ugly glares as a local mayor and the WA premier fall out in Perth’s most prestigious postcodes. Freelance journalist Kerry Faulkner reports.

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Colin Barnett can’t even buy a headline on the east coast

Lashing out at the federal parliament, WA Premier Colin Barnett still can’t generate a national headline, writes journalism student Sally-Anne Curtain.

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Aboriginal landowners clash with government over outback dish

Aboriginal landowners who signed an agreement to host a powerful radio-telescope site three years ago are still fighting for the promised assistance to their community, writes Kerry Faulkner from Perth.

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Barnett’s GST call offers a clue to federal future

Does Colin Barnett know something about Tony Abbott’s plans for tax reform that the rest of us don’t? Rob Burgess of Business Spectator examines.

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How will the mining tax be fought in the High Court?

Mining giants as well as some state governments are threatening to take the tax to the High Court, claiming that it discriminates against states and will unfairly cost businesses. Bianca Kerr asks constitutional law experts how the High Court fight would go.

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Woodside’s Kimberley: red dirt, pristine coastline … and heavy security

When West Australian Premier Colin Barnett said last week that he welcomed the announcement of a permanent US military presence in northern Australia), his words are worth considering in a wider context.

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WA government weighing up GM wheat options

The WA Department of Agriculture and Food’s new Merredin Research Centre is part of the state government’s $9 million New Genes for New Environments project and it’s developing genetically modified (GM) wheat and barley, writes Lisa Roth, a journalist with 3rd Degree.

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