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Hon. Adele Farina MLC
Australian Labor Party
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Extract from the Western Australian Parliamentary Handbook
FARINA, Hon. Adele, MLC
Member for South West Region
Australian Labor Party
Elected to the Thirty-sixth Parliament for South West Region on 10 February 2001 (for the term commencing on 22 May 2001). Re-elected 2005, 2008, 2013, 2017, for terms commencing on 22 May.
Retired May 2021.
Deputy Chair of Committees: 23 May 2001 - 21 May 2005.
Chair of Committees: 22 May 2013 - 21 May 2017.
Deputy Chair of Committees: 15 May 2018 - 21 May 2021.
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Sport and Recreation; Seniors: 26 April 2005 - 25 November 2005.
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Racing and Gaming; Youth; Peel and the South West; Seniors and Volunteering; Minister Assisting the Minister for Federal Affairs: 26 April 2005 - 2 March 2006.
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Women's Interests: 2 March 2006 - 8 August 2006.
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Planning and Infrastructure; Minister for Tourism; Minister for Disability Services; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests: 26 April 2005 - 23 September 2008.
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Indigenous Affairs; Culture and the Arts: 2 March 2006 - 2 March 2007.
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister Assisting the Minister for Planning and Infrastructure: 27 June 2006 - 2 March 2007.
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Planning and Infrastructure: 19 March 2007 - 23 September 2008.
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Disability Services; Tourism; Culture and the Arts; Consumer Protection: 11 April 2007 - 23 September 2008.
Parliamentary Party/Shadow Ministerial Appointments
Opposition Parliamentary Secretary to the Shadow Attorney General: 19 April 2013 - 17 March 2017.
Member, Standing Committee on Legislation: 31 May 2001 - 11 April 2002.
Chair, Standing Committee on Uniform Legislation and General Purposes: 11 April 2002 - 21 May 2005.
Member, Standing Committee on Procedure and Privileges: 31 May 2001 - 21 May 2005.
Member, Standing Committee on Legislation: 6 November 2008 - 11 November 2008.
Member, Standing Committee on Uniform Legislation and Statutes Review: 11 November 2008 - 21 May 2013. Chair from: 4 June 2009.
Member, Joint Standing Committee on the Corruption and Crime Commission: 21 May 2013 - 30 January 2017.
Member, Standing Committee on Procedure and Privileges: 22 May 2013 - 21 May 2017.
Chair, Standing Committee on Public Administration: 23 May 2017 - 21 May 2021.
Member, Standing Committee on Procedure and Privileges: 23 May 2017 - 21 May 2021.
Member, Select Committee of Privilege on a Matter Arising in the Standing Committee on Estimates and Financial Operations: 21 March 2007 - 13 November 2007
Member, Select Committee into the Police Raid on the Sunday Times: 15 May 2008 - 7 August 2008.
Member, Select Committee into the Police Raid on the Sunday Times: 12 November 2008 - 4 April 2009.
Born 31 March 1964, Perth, Western Australia.
Occupation before entering Parliament and Qualifications
Bachelor of Arts, UWA; Bachelor of Law, UWA.
SOUTH WEST REGION - ELECTORATE PROFILE
South West Region covers eight districts, Albany, Bunbury, Collie-Preston, Dawesville, Mandurah, Murray-Wellington, Vasse and Warren-Blackwood
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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.