Liza was born in Manjimup, a fifth generation West Australian, and the third of six children. She has a background in small business.
Liza was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Finance; Commerce; Small Business in December 2010 and was promoted to Minister for Police; Road Safety in June 2012. Following the 2013 State Election, Liza was given the added responsibility of Small Business and Women’s Interests. The Tourism portfolio replaced Small Business in August 2013, which was later replaced in December 2014 by the Training and Workforce Development portfolio.
On 16 February 2016, Liza was sworn in as Deputy Premier of Western Australia.
On 13 June, Liza became the Leader of the Opposition and Shadow Minister for Public Sector Management; State Development; Jobs and Trade; Federal-State Relations; Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs.
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Scarborough Electorate Map
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Statistical Profile of the Scarborough Electorate
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*New* Statistics for 2021 Election Boundaries
About the Scarborough Electorate
Number of Electors: 25,515 (9 March 2015)
Source: Western Australian Electoral Commission. State Electorate Information.
In 1885, a visiting Sydney journalist explored the coastline as Scarborough and gave much publicity to the high qualities of the ocean beach. Encouraged by the publicity, some Perth land and estate agents investigated the possibilities of the area. Eventually the land was sold to a Patrick Callaghan of Melbourne in October 1892. Callaghan soon after, subdivided the land and sold a few of the blocks in Melbourne and although it is not known if he advertised the land as "Scarborough" it is possible to attribute the origin of the name to him. He named one of the streets in his subdivision Scarborough Road, later to become Drabble Road and it is believed the name of the suburb originated from this road. It is probably derived from the English seaside town of the same name.
(Source: Western Australia. Department of Land Administration. Names and Places. )
Suburbs/Towns: Doubleview, Gwelup*, Innaloo, Karrinyup*, Osborne Park*, Scarborough*, Trigg* and Woodlands*.
* = Suburb/Town split between more than one District.
Source: Western Australian Electoral Commission. State Electorate Information
Deanmore Primary School
Doubleview Primary School
Lake Gwelup Primary School
Newborough Primary School
Scarborough Primary School
Yuluma Primary School
Holy Rosary School
Our Lady of Good Counsel School
St Dominic's School
St John's Primary School
St Mary's Anglican Girls' School
Books about Scarborough:
Maud Thomas: Along the plank road - through Njookenbooroo to Scarborough Beach (116p. M Thomas, 1989)
* Election analysis
Successive Members for the Scarborough District
Constituency created under the Redistribution of Seats 2007
b = by-election