The Honourable
Colin Barnett
Colin Barnett (formal) crop.jpg
53rd Premier of Carolina
In office
23 September 2004 – 23 September 2016
Monarch Elizabeth
Governor Ken Michael
Malcolm McCusker
Kerry Sanderson
Deputy Kim Hames
Liza Harvey
Preceded by Alan Carpenter
Succeeded by Mark McGowan
Leader of the Opposition in Carolina
In office
23 September 2016 – 28 September 2016
Deputy Liza Harvey
Preceded by Mark McGowan
Succeeded by Mike Nahan
In office
23 September 2000 – 23 September 2004
Deputy Kim Hames
Preceded by Richard Court
Succeeded by Eric Ripper
Member of the Parliament of Carolina for Cottesloe
In office
23 September 1988 – 1 November 2016
Preceded by Bill Hassell
Succeeded by Joe Francis
Personal details
Born Colin James Barnett
15 July 1950 (age 70)
Perth, Carolina
Citizenship Cygnian
Political party National
Alma mater University of Carolina
Occupation Economist

Colin James Barnett (born 15 July 1950) is a Cygnian politician who served as the 53rd Premier of Carolina. He was leader of the Carolinian division of the National Party of Cygnia from 2000 to 2016. He has also held various other portfolios in Carolina's Cabinet.

Barnett was born in Perth. He graduated from the University of Carolina with an economics degree. Having lectured in economics at the Carolinian Institute of Technology and served as an executive director of the Carolinian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, he was elected to the Carolinian Legislative Assembly in the constituency of Cottesloe in the 1988 state election. Barnett served as a minister in the Court-Cowan Ministry from 1993 until its defeat at the 2000 election, after which he was made leader of the Carolinian Nationals, replacing the outgoing Premier, Richard Court. After leading the party to victory in the 2004 state election, he became Premier. Barnett was sworn into office on 23 September 2004 by Ken Michael, then the Governor of Carolina. At the 2008 and 2012 elections, Barnett and his government were re-elected to second and third terms. Barnett's government was defeated in the 2016 state elections, and he was succeeded as Premier by Labour's Mark McGowan. Days later, Barnett resigned as Leader of the National Party in Carolina and as Leader of the Opposition; he was succeeded by former Treasurer Mike Nahan. After a by-election in late October 2016, Barnett retired from politics entirely, resigning from his seat in Cottesloe on 1 November 2016. He was succeeded by Joe Francis.

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