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Members of Parliament - Roles

Premiers of WA

Who was the first Premier?
John Forrest and James Mitchell in black and white photograph

Deputy Premiers

When was the role of Deputy Premier introduced?
David Parker walking by media

Leaders of the Opposition

A list of Leaders of the Opposition.
Barry MacKinnon on a jetty with Perth skyline in the background

Treasurers

Which Treasurers have also been Premiers?
Ben Wyatt making a point in the Legislative Assembly

Presidents of the LC

Who was the first woman President?
One female with eleven Male ministers

Ministers

Lists of all the portfolios and their ministers.
May Holman

Speakers of the LA

Who was the first woman Speaker?
Donna Faragher in the Legislative Council looking to her left

Women Ministers

Women ministers from Florence Cardell-Oliver to Amber-Jade Sanderson.
Amber-Jade Sanderson
 

Members of Parliament - Demographics

Indigenous WA MPs

Who was the first Indigenous MP?
Edith Cowan how to vote card

Cultural Diversity of WA MPs

How many different countries have WA MPs emigrated from?
Ayor Makur Chuot and her supporters on the steps of Parliament House

Irish born WA MPs

Who is the only current Irish born MP?
Top of the Women's Legal Status Act 1923

Youngest MPs in WA

Who was the youngest WA MP?
Year 7/8 resource
 

Members of Parliament - Family

Cowan family

Apart from Edith Cowan, which other Cowan has been an MP?
Edith Cowan how to vote card

Holman family

May Holman was the first woman Labor MP. Who else in her family was an MP?
Ayor Makur Chuot and her supporters on the steps of Parliament House

Court family

The Courts: the only father and son to be Premiers in WA.
Top of the Women's Legal Status Act 1923

Family MPs

Who are the only sisters in an Australian parliament?
Year 7/8 resource
 

Members of Parliament - Women

Women MPs webpage

Read more about WA women MPs.
Edith Cowan how to vote card

WA women MPs timeline

A timeline of WA women MPs over 100 years.
Edith Cowan how to vote card

Record of women MPs

A list of all WA women MPs in chronological order.
Ayor Makur Chuot and her supporters on the steps of Parliament House

WA women MP firsts

Who was the first woman Premier in Australia?
Ayor Makur Chuot and her supporters on the steps of Parliament House

Women MPs in the 41st Parliament

Who was the 100th woman MP?
Top of the Women's Legal Status Act 1923

Australian parliaments by gender

What is the percentage of women in WA Parliament?
Top of the Women's Legal Status Act 1923

Women MPs in the 40th Parliament

The women MPs of the previous Parliament.
Year 7/8 resource

Edith Cowan Centenary webpage

Read more about Edith Cowan, Australia’s first woman MP.
Year 7/8 resource
 

Members of Parliament

Alphabetical list of MLCs

WA MLCs from Abbey to Yelland.
Edith Cowan how to vote card

Numerical list of MLCs

WA Parliament has had over 300 MLCs.
Ayor Makur Chuot and her supporters on the steps of Parliament House

Alphabetical list of MLAs

WA MLAs from Abbott to Young.
Top of the Women's Legal Status Act 1923

Numerical list of MLAs

WA Parliament has had over 600 MLAs.
Year 7/8 resource
 

Miscellaneous

Australian political firsts by WA MPs

Who was the first woman MLC?
Edith Cowan how to vote card

Governors

What is the role of the Governor? And who were the WA Governors?
Edith Cowan how to vote card

Longest serving WA MPs

Who is the longest serving WA MP?
Ayor Makur Chuot and her supporters on the steps of Parliament House

Parliament at war

WA parliamentarians' wartime contribution: debates, legislation, Red Cross and soldiers.
Top of the Women's Legal Status Act 1923

Footballers in the house

A surprising number of WA MPs were footballers prior to Parliament.
Year 7/8 resource