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WA cops get frisky II — WA ALP gets screwed

Crikey November 9, 2009 6 Comments

Now, more than ever, Western Australia needs capable, effective and forceful Opposition, writes The Western Warrior. And what are we getting? Spineless, clueless, and directionless dross.

WA cops get frisky

Crikey November 3, 2009 8 Comments

New WA legislation means police can now stop and search people and vehicles in designated areas without having to prove reasonable suspicion that a crime has taken place, writes The Western Warrior.

WA crime commission: a fine, not-so-fine performance

Crikey October 23, 2009 5 Comments

The Brian Burke scandal cost three ministers their jobs, saw two MPs kicked out of the ALP and even reached to the Howard government. So who did the CCC put away yesterday? Nobody, writes The Western Warrior.

Health departments are not equipped for the new focus on prevention

Crikey October 13, 2009 1 Comment

Prevention is the new black in health policy. But do our politicians really understand prevention and are our health departments well equipped to understand and implement this new focus?

Turnbull takes his potent template to the west

Crikey October 13, 2009 5 Comments

Whatever his current polling woes, in Malcolm Turnbull, the Liberal Party may just have found a potent template for its political direction and indeed, its very future, writes The Western Warrior.

Turnbull in a Wild West shoot out

Crikey October 12, 2009

Malcolm Turnbull may have headed over to the WA Liberal faithful to discuss ETS negotiations, but they didn't want to hear it, with all but one voting for no ETS negotiations pre Copenhagen. Now what for the West?

If I were a Carpenter…would you vote for me anyway?

Crikey October 5, 2009

The inglorious departure of former WA Premier Alan Carpenter has left some curious characters fighting to replace him, writes the Western Warrior.

Carpenter moves on, MacTiernan calls his bluff

Crikey September 28, 2009 3 Comments

According to former WA planning minister Alannah MacTiernan, Labor might have won the last state election if not for its overtly negative election campaign strategy, writes Lawrence Apps.

One year on: WA’s “accidental Premier” digs in

Crikey September 23, 2009 2 Comments

Many have been quick to label Colin Barnett "the accidental Premier" -- a fall guy who was never meant to win -- but if history is any judge, then it should be smooth sailing for the Libs, writes The Western Warrior.

After one year in the WA wilderness, Labor is stuffed (part I)

Crikey September 15, 2009 2 Comments

Kevin Rudd needs the WA Labor Party to start being a threat, not a liability, writes Western Warrior.