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Extract from the Western Australian Parliamentary Handbook
O’BRIEN, Hon. Simon McDonnell, MLC
Member for South Metropolitan Region
Elected to the Thirty-fifth Parliament for South Metropolitan Region on 14 December 1996 for term commencing 22 May 1997. Re-elected 2001, 2005, 2009, 2013, 2017 (for terms commencing 22 May). Retired May 2021.
Deputy Chair of Committees: 23 May 2001 - 23 September 2008.
Deputy Chair of Committees: 22 May 2013 - 21 May 2017.
Deputy President and Chair of Committees: 23 May 2017 - 21 May 2021.
Minister for Transport; Disability Services: 23 September 2008 - 14 December 2010.
Minister for Finance; Commerce; Small Business: 14 December 2010 - 21 March 2013.
Parliamentary Party/Shadow Ministerial Appointments
Shadow Minister for Disability Services; Drug Abuse Strategy: 9 March 2001 - 27 May 2004.
Shadow Minister for Disability Services; Consumer Affairs; Drug Abuse Strategy: 27 May 2004 - 16 March 2005.
Shadow Minister for Commerce and Trade; Disability Services; Works and Services: 16 March 2005 - 4 February 2006.
Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Council: 30 March 2005 - 23 September 2008.
Shadow Minister for Education; Commerce and Trade: 4 February 2006 - 8 April 2006.
Shadow Minister for Asian Economic Development: 4 February 2006 - 23 September 2008.
Shadow Minister for Planning and Infrastructure: 8 April 2006 - 23 September 2008.
Shadow Minister for Electoral Affairs: 22 May 2017 - 19 April 2021.
Member, Standing Committee on Estimates and Financial Operations: 27 May 1997 - 10 January 2001.
Member, Joint Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation: 26 June 1997 - 26 March 2002.
Member, Standing Committee on Procedure and Privileges: 31 May 2001 - 23 September 2008.
Member, Standing Committee on Uniform Legislation and General Purposes: 11 April 2002 - 17 August 2005 [Elected Chair: 31 May 2005].
Member, Standing Committee on Uniform Legislation and Statutes Review: 17 August 2005 - 23 September 2008. [Elected Chair: 24 August 2005].
Chair, Standing Committee on Environment and Public Affairs: 22 May 2013 - 21 May 2017.
Deputy Chair, Standing Committee on Procedure and Privileges: 23 May 2017 - 21 May 2021.
Member, Standing Committee on Legislation: 23 May 2017 - 21 May 2021.
Chair, Select Committee into Local Government: 26 June 2019 - 22 September 2020.
Note: Fulfils an advisory role concerning services provided to Members
Member, Parliamentary Services Committee: 23 May 2017 - 21 May 2021.
Born 16 May 1960, Subiaco, Western Australia.
Qualifications and Occupation before entering Parliament
SOUTH METROPOLITAN REGION - ELECTORATE PROFILE
South Metropolitan Region includes the 15 Legislative Assembly electorates of Baldivis, Bateman, Bicton, Cannington, Cockburn, Fremantle, Jandakot, Kwinana, Riverton, Rockingham, Southern River, South Perth, Victoria Park, Warnbro and Willagee.
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Acknowledgement of Country
The Parliament of Western Australia is honoured to be situated on the ancestral lands of the Whadjuk Noongar people. The Parliament acknowledges the First Australians as the traditional owners of the lands we represent and pays respects to their Elders both past and present.