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Western Australia: State Of The Parties 1993-2001

The table shows the state of the parties in the Western Australian parliament following the elections of 1993, 1996 and 2001.

It shows the figures for the Legislative Assembly and Legislative Council. [Read more…]


Labor Gallops To Victory In The West; Court Defeated After Two Terms

Feb 11 – 2.30amWestern Australian Premier Richard Court has conceded defeat in yesterday’s State election, whilst Geoff Gallop has proclaimed the ALP the “party of the people”.

Geoff Gallop, Premier-elect of Western AustraliaThe ALP appears to have won an additional 16 seats in the election, 5 more than required for victory.

A resurgent One Nation has won around 10% of the statewide vote, and up to 30% in some rural electorates.

The ALP’s two-party-preferred vote is around 53%, the beneficiary of a One Nation decision to preference against sitting members.

One Nation looks set to win 3 seats in the Legislative Council and may hold the balance of power. [Read more…]


Western Australian Election To be Held On February 10

Richard CourtThe Premier of Western Australia, Richard Court, has confirmed rumours over the past few days that a State election will be held on Saturday 10 February.

The coalition government led by Court was first elected in 1993, increasing its majority in 1996. The coalition secured 35 seats (Liberal 29, National 6) in 1996, compared to 19 seats for the ALP. There are three Independents.

The ALP, therefore, needs to win 10 seats to form government. One Labor member, Larry Graham, lost preselection for his safe seat of Pilbara and may win the seat as an Independent, increasing the ALP’s target to 11. [Read more…]


Western Australian State Election Called For February 10

The Western Australian Premier, Richard Court, has called a state election for February 10.

Court’s Liberal government has been in office since 1993. It faces a difficult fight for re-election against the Labor opposition led by Geoff Gallop.

This is the text of a press release from the Premier.

A State election will be held in Western Australia on Saturday, February 10, Premier Richard Court announced today.

In Bunbury to release the Coalition’s Bunbury-Leschenault Policy, Mr Court said Western Australians would head to the polling booths to decide which party would govern the State for the next four years.

“This will be a critical election for Western Australians,” he said. [Read more…]


Beating Up: Barrett Report On Police, Media & WEF Protests

This is the text of a report by historian Dr. Bernard Barrett on events at the World Economix Forum in Melbourne in September 2000.

It was forwarded to the Office of the Ombudsman, Victoria, on November 15, 2000.

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A Report on Police Batons and the News Media at the World Economic Forum, Melbourne, September 2000

by Dr. Bernard Barrett, Historian

Forwarded to the Office of the Ombudsman, Victoria, 15 November 2000

Revised 28 November 2000

From 1977 until he retired in 1993, the author was the State Historian for the Government of Victoria, responsible for promoting research and public awareness about Victoria’s cultural heritage.

Contents
  1. Making history
  2. The World Economic Forum and the media
  3. Early coverage of the protest plans
  4. Behind the scenes
  5. Counter-protesters
  6. Coverage of the events of Monday 11 September
  7. Coverage of the events of Tuesday 12 September
  8. Coverage of the events of Wednesday 13 September
  9. Later coverage
  10. Conclusions

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