Michelle completed a Bachelor of Arts and a Diploma of Education at UWA, teaching at John Curtin SHS from 1983-1987. Michelle has an impressive list of personal achievements including being the youngest ever Deputy Lord Mayor of Perth, the first woman to be president of any major political party at a State level, the first woman Police Minister in Australia and the longest serving woman in the history of the Western Australian Parliament.
Michelle Roberts was elected to the WA Parliament in 1994 at a by-election for the seat of Glendalough following the retirement of former Premier Carmen Lawrence. Michelle was first elected to represent the seat of Midland in December 1996.
Michelle is currently the Minister for Police; Road Safety.
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Statistical Profile of the Midland Electorate
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About the Midland Electorate
Number of Electors: 26,490 (9 March 2015)
Source: Western Australian Electoral Commission. State Electorate Information.
Nomenclature: Midland is named after the Midland Railway Company, which in 1886 was contracted by the state government to build a railway line to Geraldton in return for grants of land. The company established its headquarters at the present site of Midland, and the town grew around the Midland Railway and the government's Eastern Railway. A railway station of Midland Junction was opened here in 1894, but when the municipality was named in 1895 it was named Helena Vale. The railway station kept its name and so much confusion arose that the town was renamed Midland Junction in 1901 and finally shortened to Midland in 1961.
(Source: Western Australia. Department of Land Administration. Names and Places. )
Suburbs/Towns: Bellevue, Boya, Caversham, Darlington*, Greenmount, Guildford, Hazelmere*, Helena Valley, Jane Brook, Koongamia, Middle Swan*, Midland, Midvale, Red Hill, Stratton, Swan View, Viveash and Woodbridge.
* = Suburb/Town split between more than one District.
Source: Western Australian Electoral Commission. State Electorate Information
Clayton View Primary School
Governor Stirling Senior High School
Greenmount Primary School
Guildford Primary School
Helena Valley Primary School
Middle Swan Primary School
Midvale Primary School
Moorditj Noongar Community College
Swan View Primary School
Swan View Senior High school
Wooodbridge Primary School
Guildford Grammar School
St Anthony's School
La Salle College
St Brigid's Primary School
Books about Midland:
Andrew Gentile: Midland - a Swan Valley town, images from the passing of an era during the last years to century's end (128p. A Gentile, 2002)
Trea Wiltshire: A place in the hills - Darlington's first 50 years (72p. T Wiltshire, 1997)
Michael Bourke: On the Swan - a history of Swan District, Western Australia (367p. UWA Press, 1987)
Canon A Burton: The story of the Swan District, 1843-1939 (80p. Frank Daniels, 1939)
Harold Wilson: A history of the Anglican parish of Swan (99p. Access Press, 1997)
Anne Marshall: Hazelmere, more than just a pretty place - a social history of Bushmead/Hazelmere before European settlement to 1999 (248p. Hazelmere Progress Association, 2008)
Smyth, Chris: Midland railway workshops - a history in pictures, 1904-2004 (107p. St George Books, 2004)
W J De Burgh: A story of Swan location 16 (Woodbridge and Bushmead), Swan location M1 (Caversham), Swan location 16A and Helena location 7 (Waterhall) (42p. Hesperian Press, 2008)
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Successive Members for the Midland District
Constituency created under the Redistribution of Seats 1994
b = by-election