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WA failed spill motion: what they said

AAP logoAAP 20/09/2016

- Would-be challenger Dean Nalder: "I have no interest in any further challenge to his leadership ... in any leadership challenge."

- Premier Colin Barnett: "I think sometimes because I like to get on with the job and deal with issues quickly, maybe people think I don't listen enough. I accept that criticism."

- Deputy Premier Liza Harvey: "We have had a very productive party room meeting. I think all members who had something to say managed to have their say."

- Corrective Services Minister Joe Francis: "Clearly this will draw a line in the sand to the small number of disgruntled members of the parliamentary Liberal party."

- Health Minister John Day: Mr Nalder's leadership push was "foolhardy, ill advised and hasn't been thought through".

- Former local government minister Tony Simpson: "The thing I'm glad we're doing today is finally working it out for once and for all."

- Backbencher Liz Behjat: "Rats and cockroaches have to go."

- Backbencher Murray Cowper, who moved the spill motion: "This is not about Mr Nalder, this is about clearing the air and getting people to stand up and see which way they fall."

- Former prime minister Tony Abbott: "Good to see sense and sanity prevail in the West Australian Liberal Party today."

- Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull: "Colin Barnett is and has been for eight years an outstanding member for Western Australia and while the decisions of his party room are decisions for its members, they all understand what a great leader he's been, what he offers and will continue to offer to the West Australian people."

- WA Labor leader Mark McGowan: "The only way to get a change and get rid of this poison and dysfunction is to change the government."

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