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Colin Barnett elected as Leader of WA Liberals.



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Wed, 6th August 2008 COLIN BARNETT ELECTED AS LEADER OF WA LIBERALS

The Hon Julie Bishop MP Deputy Leader of the Opposition Shadow Minister for Employment, Business and Workplace Relations

Acting Leader of the Federal Opposition

I congratulate Colin Barnett on his election as Leader of the Western Australian Liberal Party, Acting Leader of the Federal Opposition Julie Bishop said today.

Colin brings considerable experience to the role from his long career as a senior Minister in the Court Government and as a former Leader of the Opposition.

Colin’s record of supporting the development and growth of the Western Australian economy stands in stark contrast to the incompetence and failures of the Carpenter Labor Government.

Having held ministerial responsibility for resources, energy, tourism and education during his 18-year parliamentary career, Colin has the background and experience to lead the Liberal Party to victory at the next State election and to be a successful Premier of Western Australia.

Western Australians do not have to continue to put up with the economic mismanagement and wasted opportunities occurring under this State Labor Government.