New chief for WA Treasury, acting positions to be filled


After acting in the role for 14 months, Michael Barnes has been appointed the head of WA’s Treasury. More vacant positions can now be backfilled as the state enters its toughest budget since the iron ore mining boom.

Michael Barnes

Michael Barnes

Western Australian Treasurer Mike Nahan today announced Michael Barnes as his new head of the Treasury department.

Barnes has been acting under treasurer since February 2014, and was deputy under treasurer for nearby five years before that.

The appointment will take effect immediately.

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