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Ms Megan Irene Anwyl MLA

B.A., LL.B.

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ANWYL, Megan Irene
Former Member for Kalgoorlie
Australian Labor Party


Elected to the Thirty-fourth Parliament for Kalgoorlie at the by-election on 16 March 1996 held to fill the vacancy consequent upon the resignation of Hon. Ian Frederick Taylor. Re-elected 1996. Defeated 10 February 2001.

Parliamentary Appointments

Deputy Chairman of Committees 10 August to 7 September 1999. Acting Speaker of the Legislative Assembly 8 September 1999 - 10 January 2001.

Shadow Ministerial Appointments

Shadow Minister for Family and Children’s Services, Youth and Volunteer Services 15 January 1997- 4 August 1999. Spokesperson for Youth Affairs, Volunteer Services and Goldfields from 5 August 1999.

Select Committees/Royal Commissions

Member Select Committee on the Human Reproductive Technology Act 1991 15 May 1997 - 22 April 1999; and on the Misuse of Drugs Act 1981 26 June 1997 - 20 August 1998.



Born 19 January 1962, Melbourne, Victoria. Arrived in Western Australia 1986.

Marital Status


Qualifications and Occupation before entering Parliament

BA, LL B. Solicitor.


The electorate of Kalgoorlie is located in the Mining and Pastoral Region and includes most of the City of Kalgoorlie–Boulder. Enrolment (14 December 1996) 12,754; area 67 sq km.