Mr Barnett said he was not concerned that senior federal liberals had not heard his complaints at the conference. "I think people heard me," Mr Barnett said. "At a very minimum, the Commonwealth should accept responsibility for its territories — the Northern Territory and the ACT, as they used to.
The premier said each portfolio had a clear agenda and had delivered reforms in all areas including industry, economic development and environmental policy. "It has been a very broad agenda," he told the conference.
Mr Barnett said WA's $22 billion debt was "good debt" as it was being used to build long-term assets such as schools, hospitals and the airport rail project.
Mr Barnett said the Liberals also had a "talented and eager" back bench, which put the government in a strong position.
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