The Liberal Party embarked on a $100,000-a-day advertising blitz to win over voters in the dying days of the State election campaign, documents show.
The Nationals are set to retain the balance of power in the Upper House after securing five seats to bolster their negotiating position with Government partner the Liberals.
Colin Barnett has refused to guarantee the WA Greens discretionary resourcing after their disappointing election result, prompting party elder Giz Watson to appeal for generosity.
Labor can finally celebrate winning the seat of Collie-Preston, after a recount confirmed incumbent MP Mick Murray was the victor by just 56 votes.
The latest results from the State election have been declared, with some belated good news for decimated WA Labor.
WA will have a newly sworn-in Government at the end of next week after finalisation of results in two knife-edge electoral seats.
Rob Johnson's colleagues do not want him to become Speaker, with many Liberal MPs yesterday saying the Hillarys MP should not be rewarded for criticising the Premier and stymieing Government legislation.
Several seats, left undecided after Saturday's State election, remain on a knife edge as counting continues.
Labor was confident last night of winning its 19th seat - the four-way fight for the Kimberley - and still had a slim lead in Collie-Preston and Midland as counting continued.
A defiant Mark McGowan says Labor can win the next State election - and he wants to lead the party all the way to the 2017 poll.
Labor unionists-turned-MPs defended their positions yesterday amid stinging internal party criticism that it should stop preselecting "union hacks".
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