Carmen Lawrence

Carmen under pressure

The third instalment from Peter Kennedy’s new book on WA’s recent political past examines the pressure on Carmen Lawrence to set up a royal commission into what became known as WA Inc.

Inside the political machine

Peter Kennedy’s new book promises a fascinating ride through four decades of WA political history.

Lawrence joins arts & culture body

Carmen Lawrence has been appointed to the board of the Chamber of Arts and Culture WA, replacing Margaret Seares.

Tough times for a polarising premier

From council amalgamations to Elizabeth Quay, power prices to ballooning debt, Colin Barnett faces criticism whichever way he turns.

Political staff to resources roles

A SERIES of moves by political staffers into roles linked to the resources sector reveals the growing need for corporate players to find their way around bureaucracy and political roadblocks.

Carmen Lawrence joins Rio's Future Fund

Former Western Australian Premier Carmen Lawrence has today been appointed to the board of the Rio Tinto WA Future Fund, replacing founding board member Kerry Sanderson.

WA Labor lets the team down

Last month’s announcement by former Fremantle Labor MHR, Carmen Lawrence, that she intends to return to academe raises an interesting triple-headed historical question.

Carmen Lawrence quits politics

AUSTRALIA’S first female premier, Carmen Lawrence, last week announced her retirement from political life, effective at the next federal election.

Pollies to serve it up on court

THE federal member for Fremantle, Dr Carmen Lawrence, and Cottesloe MLA Colin Barnett plan to fire off a few volleys this Sunday to help launch the new tennis courts at the North Fremantle Bowling Clu

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Beazley wins unopposed

Lawrence approaches cafe over IR/contract decision

FEDERAL Labor politician Carmen Lawrence has written to a Fremantle cafe that decided to opt out of WA’s industrial relations system by making its workers individual contractors.