Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia



Member Name
James (Jim) Edward Chown
Principal Honours
Birth
Date 4 October 1952 Place Sale, Victoria, Australia
Arrival in WA
1959
Parents
Son of Charles Edward Chown, farmer, and Jean Audrey Bell, registered nurse
Marriage and Family
Married 20 August 1977, Perth, WA to Susan Robyn Allen, daughter of Jack Sydney Allen and Dorothy Irene May Gardiner
Children: three daughters
Death
Date Place
Cemetery Cause of Death
Religion
Not stated
Education
Dalwallinu Primary School and Aquinas College
Occupation
Farmer
Employment History
Farmer in Dalwallinu where family has occupied farms since 1908
House
MLC
Local Government Service
Party
Liberal
President O’Connor Division
Member State Council and State Executive
Date Elected
22 May 2009
Inaugural Speech

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Inaugural Video
Speeches
Search for speeches by Jim Chown
Valedictory Speech
Year Retired/Resigned
Electorate
Agricultural
Parliamentary Service
Electorates
  • MLC for Agricultural Region from 22 May 2009. Elected to the Thirty-Eighth Parliament for the Agricultural Region on 6 September 2008 for term commencing 22 May 2009. Re-elected 2013 and 2017 for term commencing 22 May.

Office
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, Minister for Transport, Fisheries 21 March 2013–11 December 2013
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, Minister for Transport 11 December 2013–10 March 2014
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier, Treasurer, Minister for Transport, State Development, Science 10 March 2014–17 March 2014
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Transport, Finance 17 March 2014–8 December 2014
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Transport 8 December 2014–31 March 2016
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture and Food; Transport 31 March 2016–present
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for State Development; Transport; Innovation 23 September –17 March 2017
  • Shadow Minister for Regional Development; Royalties for Regions from 25 March 2017 to present

Committees
  • Member Standing Committee on Public Administration 4 June 2009–21 May 2013
  • Member Joint Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation 4 June 2009–14 December 2012
  • Member Parliamentary Services Committee 22 May 2013–present
  • Member Joint Standing Committee on the Corruption and Crime Commission: 24 May 2017 to present
  • Deputy Chair Joint Standing Committee on the Corruption and Crime Commission: 21 June 2017 to present
Private Member's Bills
Background/Membership
Member Dalwallinu Hospital Board
President Dalwallinu Parents and Citizens
Member Council Dalwallinu High School
Secretary Aged Care Committee
Qualifications
References
D Black and G Bolton, eds, Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia: volume two 1930-2010, Western Australian Parliamentary History Project, Perth, WA, 2011, p. 45.
Inaugural speech Western Australian Parliamentary Debates 24 June 2009, p. 5405–5408.
Parliament of Western Australia website. Current Members. Accessed 20 May 2015.
Further Information
Bibliography

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