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Hon. William (Bill) Richard Marmion MLA


Extract from the Western Australian Parliamentary Handbook

MARMION, Hon. William (Bill) Richard, MLA
Former Member for Nedlands
Liberal Party


Elected to the Thirty-Eighth Parliament for Nedlands on 6 September 2008 in succession to Susan (Sue) Elizabeth Walker (defeated).
Re-elected 2013, 2017.
Defeated at the general election of 13 March 2021 by Dr Katrina Stratton (ALP).

Ministerial Appointments

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Transport from 23 September 2008 to 11 August 2009.
Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier; State Development; Parliamentary Secretary representing the Minister for Mines and Petroleum from 11 August 2009 to 28 April 2010.
Minister for Commerce; Science and Innovation; Housing; Minister Assisting the Treasurer from 28 April 2010 to 14 December 2010.
Minister for Environment; Water from 14 December 2010 to 21 March 2013.
Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Housing from 21 March 2013 to 8 December 2014.
Minister for Finance; Mines and Petroleum from 8 December 2014 to 31 March 2016.
Minister for State Development; Finance from 31 March 2016 to 17 May 2016.
Minister for State Development; Finance; Innovation from 17 May 2016 to 23 September 2016.
Minister for State Development; Transport; Innovation from 23 September 2016 to 17 March 2017.

Shadow Ministerial Appointments

Shadow Minister for Health; Mental Health from 25 March 2017 to 19 January 2018.
Shadow Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Innovation and Disruptive Technologies; Defence Issues; Science from 19 January 2018 to 27 June 2019.

Shadow Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Local Government; Defence Issues; Science from 27 June 2019 to 28 February 2020.
Shadow Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Local Government; Science from 28 February 2020 to 13 March 2021.

Standing Committees

Member, Education and Health Standing Committee from 23 May 2017 to 28 November 2019 (Deputy Chair from 24 May 2017).

Parliamentary Party Appointments

Deputy Leader of the Opposition from 13 June 2019 to 24 November 2020.



Born 22 May 1954, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia.

Qualifications and occupation before entering Parliament

BEng; MBA.
Small Business Partnership; Strategic Planning; Civil Engineer.


The electorate of Nedlands is located in the North Metropolitan Region and includes all or parts of of the City of Nedlands, the City of Perth, the City of Subiaco, the Town of Cambridge, and the Town of Claremont.
Comprising of all or parts of the localities of Claremont, Crawley, Daglish, Dalkeith, Floreat, Jolimont, Karrakatta, Mt Claremont, Nedlands, Shenton Park, Subiaco, Wembley, and West Leederville.

Enrolment (2017) 27,348; area 30 sq kms.