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Joe Francis concedes defeat in Jandakot seat

Outgoing minister Joe Francis has unleashed a scathing post-mortem review on where his party got it so wrong to lose Saturday's election in a landslide to WA Labor.

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Liberal bloodletting continues as Joe Francis lets fly

Liberal bloodletting continues as Joe Francis lets fly

The Liberal Party should have dumped Colin Barnett as leader last year in an effort to minimise the scale of its electoral defeat, but lacked the courage to do so, former cabinet minister Joe Francis says.

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Joe Francis labels Liberals 'dysfunctional' in scathing post-mortem review

Outgoing minister Joe Francis has unleashed a scathing post-mortem review on where his party got it so wrong to lose Saturday's election in a landslide to WA Labor.

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Joe Francis labels Liberal government "dysfunctional" in scathing post-mortem review

Outgoing minister Joe Francis has unleashed a scathing post-mortem review on where his party got it so wrong to lose Saturday's election in a landslide to WA Labor.

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WA Nationals leader facing election defeat as count continues

WA Nationals leader facing election defeat as count continues

WA Nationals leader Brendon Grylls appears set to pay a heavy price for his proposed mining tax, with the latest vote count showing him likely to lose his seat of Pilbara — while Liberal leadership aspirant Joe Francis remains in danger in Jandakot

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Bookies tip bleak election for WA Liberals

Bookies tip bleak election for WA Liberals

The bookmakers' odds of a Liberal victory in the WA election on Saturday fade, as safe seats such as those held by Corrective Services Minister Joe Francis are tipped to be neck and neck.

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Old Kalgoorlie prison 'unfit for human beings', WA Minister says

Old Kalgoorlie prison 'unfit for human beings', WA Minister says

Western Australia's Corrective Services Minister Joe Francis officially opens the new $232 million Eastern Goldfields Regional Prison in Kalgoorlie and labels the old one "unfit for human beings".

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WA Minister blames department advice for comments that sparked defamation row

WA Minister blames department advice for comments that sparked defamation row

WA Corrective Services Minister Joe Francis defends comments about a senior public servant which led to a defamation action, claiming he made the criticisms on advice provided by his department.

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State to pay WA Government Minister's defamation settlement

State to pay WA Government Minister's defamation settlement

The state will pay the legal costs of a confidential defamation settlement involving WA Corrective Services Minister Joe Francis.

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Minister makes formal apology after defamation settlement

Minister makes formal apology after defamation settlement

Corrective Services Minister Joe Francis makes a formal apology to a senior West Australian bureaucrat as part of a defamation case settlement.

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'Extremist, pig-headed': Joe Francis defends barring David Oldfield from WA jail

"There is nothing good that could come of me letting David Oldfield into an Aboriginal prison- where people are doing it pretty tough- for him to say things like he's said on this program," he said.

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WA Minister denies failing to order aerial support for Esperance fire

WA Minister denies failing to order aerial support for Esperance fire

Emergency Services Minister Joe Francis rejects suggestions he should have ordered aerial support to help with the effort to fight last year's devastating Esperance fires, which claimed four lives.

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Minister blasts Legal Aid's 'amazingly stupid' move to defend paedophile father

Minister blasts Legal Aid's 'amazingly stupid' move to defend paedophile father

Legal Aid's decision to fund an appeal for a father who pimped out his daughter to other paedophiles is labelled "amazingly stupid" by the Corrective Services Minister Joe Francis.

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Government confirms drones will look for sharks off WA beaches this summer

Fisheries Minister Joe Francis has confirmed a new shark surveillance system for WA this summer will include the use of drones.

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