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Hon. Samantha Helen Rowe MLC

BBus (International Business)

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Culture and the Arts; Sport and Recreation; International Education; Heritage

Extract from the Western Australian Parliamentary Handbook

ROWE, Hon. Samantha Helen, MLC
Member for East Metropolitan Region
Labor Party

Parliamentary Service
Elected to the Thirty-ninth Parliament for the East Metropolitan Region on 9 March 2013 for the term commencing 22 May 2013. Re-elected 2017 and 2021 for the terms commencing 22 May.

Parliamentary Appointments
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Education and Training: 17 March 2017 - 19 March 2021.
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Child Protection; Women's Interests; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence; Community Services: from 19 March 2021 - 21 December 2021.
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Culture and the Arts; Sports and Recreation; International Education; Heritage: 21 December 2021 to present.

Parliamentary Party/Shadow Ministerial Appointments
Opposition Whip in the Legislative Council: 22 May 2013 - 15 March 2017.

Standing Committees
Member, Standing Committee on Environment and Public Affairs: 22 May 2013 - 21 May 2017.
Member, Standing Committee on Uniform Legislation and Statutes Review: 18 August 2015 - 23 February 2016.
Member, Standing Committee on Environment and Public Affairs: 23 May 2017 - 21 May 2021.
Deputy Chair, Standing Committee on Estimates and Financial Operations: 25 May 2021 - present.
Member, Joint Standing Committee on Audit: 25 May 2021 - present.

Select Committees
Deputy Chair, Select Committee into alternate approaches to reducing illicit drug use and its effects on the community: 17 October 2018 - 28 November 2019.
Member, Select Committee into Child Development Services: 31 August 2022 - present.


Born 30 June 1978, Melbourne, Victoria.
Arrived in Western Australia in 2007.

Marital Status

Occupation before entering Parliament and Qualifications
Business Development Manager
BBus (International Business)

East Metropolitan Region includes the Legislative Assembly electorates of Armadale, Bassendean, Belmont, Darling Range, Forrestfield, Kalamunda, Maylands, Midland, Mirrabooka, Morley, Mount Lawley, Swan Hills, Thornlie (formerly Gosnells), and West Swan.

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