The 2017 election was a historic catastrophe for then-WA premier Colin Barnett. Scott Morrison should heed his warning.
The party's 22 elected members now face an uphill battle to stage an electoral comeback.
Brandis runs down the clock ... it's the (Newtown) vibe ... blurred electoral lines ...
The Australian begged Sandgropers to give Colin Barnett another chance, and Andrew Bolt thinks Malcolm Turnbull didn't do enough to save him. But pretty much everyone agrees, WA was just sick of the damn Liberals.
The WA election campaign illustrates the problem of linking yourself to Pauline Hanson -- she'll suck the oxygen out of your ability to deliver a message.
In evaluating the spin, counter-spin and self-serving justification that inevitably runs rampant after a lopsided election result, it's worth evaluating the journey the polls took.
The Liberal Premier has offered nothing much more than low-impact campaign announcements involving Aboriginal rock art, aquaculture and localised tourism commitments.
There are two weeks to go in the 2017 Western Australian election, and so far the Liberals are not having any luck convincing voters that more of the same is what they really want.