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Colin Barnett

Colin Barnett was Western Australia's 29th Premier from 2008 until the Liberals were defeated in the 2017 state election. Mr Barnett was a member of the WA Legislative Assembly, representing Cottesloe, from 1990 until his resignation from politics in 2018. He was leader of the Liberal Party (WA) from 2001 to 2005, before regaining leadership again a month before the 2008 election. Mr Barnett has Honours and Masters degrees in Economics from the University of Western Australia, and was an executive director of CCIWA before entering politics.
Bio last updated 13 Jun 2019

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PositionCompanyYearCompany's current rankWA staff
MLA - Cottesloe
Parliament of WA
Parliament of WA
1990 - 2018
MLA
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Cottesloe District
1990 - 2018
Member (Leader 2001-2005 & 2008-2017)
Liberal Party WA
Liberal Party WA
1990 - 2018
Premier
Department of the Premier and Cabinet
Department of the Premier and Cabinet
2008 - 201716
Minister for Science
Parliament of WA
Parliament of WA
2013 - 2017
Minister for Tourism
Tourism WA
Tourism WA
2016 - 2017
Minister for Tourism
Rottnest Island Authority
Rottnest Island Authority
2016 - 201720
Premier
Parliament of WA
Parliament of WA
2008 - 2017
Premier
Gold Corporation
Gold Corporation
2008 - 20175
Minister for Tourism
Parliament of WA
Parliament of WA
2016 - 2017
Premier
Lotterywest
Lotterywest
2008 - 20177
Premier
Public Sector Commission
Public Sector Commission
2008 - 201724
Premier
Department of State Development
Department of State Development
2008 - 2017
Premier
Corruption and Crime Commission
Corruption and Crime Commission
2008 - 201723
Minister for State Development
Parliament of WA
Parliament of WA
2008 - 2016
Minister for Transport
Parliament of WA
Parliament of WA
2014 - 2014
Treasurer
Parliament of WA
Parliament of WA
2014 - 2014
Acting Minister for Transport
Department of Transport
Department of Transport
2014 - 201411
Acting Minister for Transport
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Albany Port Authority
2014 - 2014
Acting Treasurer
Department of Treasury
Department of Treasury
2014 - 201419
Acting Minister for Transport
Bunbury Port Authority
Bunbury Port Authority
2014 - 2014
Acting Minister for Transport
Public Transport Authority of WA
Public Transport Authority of WA
2014 - 20146
Acting Minister for Transport
Main Roads Western Australia
Main Roads Western Australia
2014 - 201412
Acting Treasurer
Western Australian Treasury Corporation
Western Australian Treasury Corporation
2014 - 20146
Acting Minister for Transport
Port Hedland Port Authority
Port Hedland Port Authority
2014 - 2014
Acting Minister for Transport
Broome Port Authority
Broome Port Authority
2014 - 2014
Acting Treasurer
Insurance Commission of Western Australia
Insurance Commission of Western Australia
2014 - 20143
Acting Minister for Transport
Mid West Ports Authority
Mid West Ports Authority
2014 - 201419
Acting Minister for Transport
Dampier Port Authority
Dampier Port Authority
2014 - 2014
Acting Minister for Transport
Esperance Ports
Esperance Ports
2014 - 2014
Acting Treasurer
GESB
GESB
2014 - 20141
Acting Minister for Transport
Fremantle Ports
Fremantle Ports
2014 - 201413
Treasurer
Parliament of WA
Parliament of WA
2013 - 2013
Minister for Tourism
Parliament of WA
Parliament of WA
2013 - 2013
Treasurer
Parliament of WA
Parliament of WA
2012 - 2012
Treasurer
Parliament of WA
Parliament of WA
2010 - 2010
Leader of the Opposition
Parliament of WA
Parliament of WA
2001 - 2005
Minister for Resources Development & Energy
Parliament of WA
Parliament of WA
1993 - 2001
Minister for Education
Parliament of WA
Parliament of WA
1995 - 2001
Minister for Tourism
Parliament of WA
Parliament of WA
1993 - 1994

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