Western Australia pact breaks Labor grip

Sep 15th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Australia

The Australian: Labor’s iron grip on government across the nation has been shattered, with conservative forces in the west teaming up to dispatch the Carpenter Government and force the resignation of Premier Alan Carpenter as Labor leader.

Just 10 months after Kevin Rudd completed Labor’s coast-to-coast nexus, Liberal leader Colin Barnett will this week be sworn in as Western Australia’s 29th premier, after stitching up a deal with the WA Nationals to form a minority government in the state’s hung parliament.

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