Barnett to make good on grand final bet

The West Australian Premier may have jumped on the Dockers bandwagon during the lead up to the grand final but he will visibly support the Hawks on Tuesday when he makes good on a bet.
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Colin Barnett will don a Hawks jumper in the Hay Street Mall after Fremantle’s defeat lost him a bet with Victorian Premier Dennis Napthine.

The deal they made will also see Mr Barnett handing out brochures spruiking Melbourne as a tourism destination.

While Mr Barnett said he was disappointed the West Australian AFL team did not come out with the Premiership on the weekend the Dockers had performed well to get so far in the competition.

He said he is confident the team will do well next year.

“I am from that old-fashioned school that sometimes you’ve gotta lose one to win one,” Mr Barnett said.

He is expected to go through with his side of the bet at midday on Tuesday.

Mr Barnett said he was hopeful that the Dockers planned move to Cockburn could still go ahead despite the club having to reapply for funding to the Coalition government.

“Any new government’s got the right to go back and look at commitments that’ve been made,” he said.

Mr Barnett said he believed the project would still go ahead but may take longer than initially expected.

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