The WA government is close to making a decision on whether to sell all or just part of Western Power and expects to announce its position in coming weeks, Premier Colin Barnett says.

A day after Mr Barnett was booed and heckled by union protesters outside parliament while explaining why the electricity poles and wires utility should be sold, Mr Barnett told reporters he could understand and respect their job security fears. “I think I got a fair reception. Most people listened,” he…