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Fear and loathing in WA: the perils of a One Nation-Liberal preference deal

Fear and loathing in WA: the perils of a One Nation-Liberal preference deal

The 2017 election was a historic catastrophe for then-WA premier Colin Barnett. Scott Morrison should heed his warning.

Poll Bludger: Western Australian Liberals in recovery after election drubbing

Poll Bludger: Western Australian Liberals in recovery after election drubbing

The party's 22 elected members now face an uphill battle to stage an electoral comeback.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Brandis runs down the clock ... it's the (Newtown) vibe ... blurred electoral lines ...

Even Turnbull haters agree, WA election was Barnett’s loss

Even Turnbull haters agree, WA election was Barnett’s loss

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.

Ditch a One Nation deal now, Malcolm

Ditch a One Nation deal now, Malcolm

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.

Poll Bludger: making sense of the WA election result

Poll Bludger: making sense of the WA election result

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.

Poll Bludger: WA election is tomorrow, and Barnett still hasn’t started campaigning

Poll Bludger: WA election is tomorrow, and Barnett still hasn’t started campaigning

The Liberal Premier has offered nothing much more than low-impact campaign announcements involving Aboriginal rock art, aquaculture and localised tourism commitments.

Poll Bludger: WA Liberals starting to sweat

Poll Bludger: WA Liberals starting to sweat

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.

WA Libs work it harder, getting down to Daft Punk

WA Libs work it harder, getting down to Daft Punk

We use the term "getting down" loosely here.