Hon Colin Barnett MEc MLA

Hon Colin Barnett MEc MLA

Former Premier; Minister for Tourism; Science

    Premier requests writs for 40th State election

    1/02/2017 2:00 PM
    • Premier will direct public service to invoke caretaker mode

    Premier Colin Barnett and Deputy Premier Liza Harvey have visited Her Excellency the Honourable Kerry Sanderson AC, Governor of Western Australia, to advise her to issue the writs for the forthcoming State election.


    "This afternoon, I visited the Governor to advise her to issue the writs directing the Electoral Commissioner to proceed with elections in all 59 Legislative Assembly districts and six Legislative Council regions on Saturday, March 11," Mr Barnett said.


    "I will also direct the acting director general of the Department of the Premier and Cabinet to formally implement the Caretaker Conventions across the public sector to coincide with the issuing of the writs."


    The Premier said the caretaker period ensured that decisions were not taken that would bind an incoming Government or limit its freedom of action, and would apply until the election result was known.


    Fact File

    • General State elections are held on the second Saturday in March every four years

    Premier's office - 6552 5000


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