Roger Cook, Rita Saffioti, and Ben Wyatt will be key ministers in Mark McGowan’s government.

Influence radiates from centre of power

A small group of ministers and backroom advisers close to Mark McGowan will set the agenda for the new state government.

There’s an old adage that a government with half a dozen really good people is well placed to succeed, so it is instructive to realise how few really good performers were in Colin Barnett’s ousted government.

It is possible, however, to identify six people who will be pivotal to the performance of the McGowan Labor government.


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