Rob Johnson served as a minister under both Richard Court and Colin Barnett.

Johnson leaves Liberals

Former police minister Rob Johnson has fired a parting shot at Premier Colin Barnett as he resigned as a member of the Liberal Party, saying the state’s debt burden was out of control, among other issues.


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No one is perfect in this world , but if keep worrying about our debt and not progress our developments , then WA would'nt have got far . Better to spend money on ourselves progressing our own state then lending money to other corrupt countries and then writing off their debt years later. At least we work to pay off our debts.

Wembley Downs
I would like to thank Rod Johnson for your service to the WA State parliament and being perhaps the only Liberal that I know who has been outspoken about WA Government debt levels and the lack of expenditure on road safety in the last few years as stated in the article. As someone who is middle aged I worry about the possible high cost of State charges that we might have to face in the years to come to pay for the high level of State debt. Also I wonder if there is going to be enough money for future governments to pursue major projects that future governments may wish to pursue or will they be hand strung paying off State debt.

I am currently in Brisbane which has a far inferior river system to ours in Perth. However Brisbane has made much better use of its River & surrounds. In comparison Perth is back in the dark ages. Elisabeth quay is a step in the right direction but in reality Perth city is "dead & buried" compared to Brisbane. Hopefully once the split up of the GST becomes real Perth can be " vitalised" . Visit Queensland & see for yourself.

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