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Members’ biographical register

Hon Peter Charles Collier

Principal Honours
Date: 25 February 1959
Place: Kalgoorlie, Western Australia
Arrival in WA
Son of Les Collier and Beryl Lillian Davies, small business owners
Marriage and Family
Cause of Death:
Uniting Church
North Kalgoorlie Primary School and Eastern Goldfields Senior High School
University of Western Australia—BA, DipEd
Employment History
Teacher John Curtin Senior High School 1981–1983, Lesmurdie Senior High School 1985–1986, Presbyterian Ladies College 1987–1988 and Scotch College 1990–2005
Local Government Service
Member of the Liberal Party
President Curtin Division 2000–2004
President Nedlands branch 1995–2005
Delegate to State Council 1998–2005
Date Elected
22 May 2005
Inaugural Speech

Inaugural Video
Search for speeches by Peter Collier
Valedictory Speech
Year Retired/Resigned
North Metropolitan
Parliamentary Service
  • MLC North Metropolitan Region from 22 May 2005. Elected to the Thirty-Seventh Parliament for North Metropolitan Region on 26 February 2005 (for term commencing 22 May 2005). Re-elected 2008, 2013, 2017 for terms commencing 22 May.

  • Shadow Spokesperson for Communication, Science 22 May 2005 to 26 September 2005
  • Shadow Spokesperson for Science 26 September 2005 to 4 February 2006
  • Shadow Spokesperson for Heritage, Training and Higher Education, Works and Services 4 February 2006 to 8 April 2006
  • Shadow Minister for Education and Training 8 April 2006 to 23 September 2008
  • Minister for Energy, Training 23 September 2008 to 17 November 2009
  • Minister for Energy, Training and Workforce Development 17 November 2009 to 14 December 2010
  • Minister for Energy, Training and Workforce Development, Indigenous Affairs 14 December 2010 to 29 June 2012
  • Minister for Education, Energy; Indigenous Affairs 29 June 2012 to 21 March 2013
  • Minister for Education, Aboriginal Affairs; Electoral Affairs 21 March 2013 to 17 March 2017
  • Leader of the Government in the Legislative Council 21 March 2013 to 21 March 2017
  • Shadow Minister for Housing; Disability Services from 25 March 2017 to present
  • Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Council from 25 March 2017 to present

  • Member Standing Committee on Legislation 26 May 2005–9 October 2008
  • Substitute Member Standing Committee on Estimates and Financial Operations 26 June 2007–29 May 2008
Private Member's Bills
Tour tennis coach 1989
Member Tennis Coaches Association
Member Political and Legal Studies Association and History Teachers’ Association
Member Youth Advisory Committee 1996–2000
Member National Expert Advisory Committee on Drug Education 1996–2000
WA School Drug Education Project 1997–2000
WA Tennis Coach of the Year 1990–1991
Patron Shenton Park Dogs’ Refuge
Patron Cat Haven
BA, DipEd
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. 48.
Parliament of Western Australia website. Current Members. Accessed 20 May 2015.
Further Information
The Cyclopedia of Western Australia : an historical and commercial review, descriptive and biographical facts figures and illustrations : an epitome of progress. Vol. I
Heroes & Humanitarians and other West Australian history-makers : a tour guide for Karrakatta Cemetery Historical Walk Trail II