Speeches First speech Browse all speeches (Hansard) Biography Parliamentary service State: Elected to the Western Australian Legislative Council for East Metropolitan Region, 1993. Resigned 21.11.1996.Federal: Elected to the House of Representatives for Perth, Western Australia, 2013. Retired prior to general elections 2016. Committee service Joint Select: Northern Australia from 9.12.2013 to 9.5.2016. House of Representatives Standing: Education and Employment from 4.12.2013 to 9.5.2016. Parliamentary party positions Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Western Australia from 4.3.2014 to 9.5.2016.Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Development and Infrastructure from 4.3.2014 to 9.5.2016. Personal Born 10.1.1953, East Melbourne, AustraliaPartner Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament B.A (UWA)LL.B (UWA)B.Juris (UWA)SolicitorMember, WA Legislative Council 1993-96Member, WA Legislative Assembly 1996-2010Director, EMC Solar Ltd 2011-13 Local government service Mayor, City of Vincent from 2011 to 2013Elected to the Western Australian Legislative Council for East Metropolitan Region, 1993. Resigned 21.11.1996.Shadow Minister for Productivity and Labour Relations from 18.10.1994 to 15.1.1997.Legislative Council Spokesperson on Housing and Construction from 23.1.1995 to 18.3.1996.Shadow Minister for Construction Industry from 18.3.1996 to 15.10.1996.Shadow Minister for Housing Construction from 15.10.1996 to 15.1.1997.Elected to the Western Australian Legislative Assembly for Armadale, 1996. Resigned 20.7.2010.Shadow Minister for Transport from 15.1.1997 to 10.2.2001.Shadow Minister for Fair Trading from 15.1.1997 to 4.8.1999.Shadow Minister for Planning from 5.8.1999 to 10.2.2001.Minister for Planning and Infrastructure from 16.2.2001 to 6.9.2008.Shadow Minister for Regional Development from 26.9.2008 to 5.3.2010.Shadow Minister for Strategic Infrastructure from 26.9.2008 to 5.3.2010.Shadow Minister for Climate Change from 26.9.2008 to 5.3.2010. Electorate Description: Inner MetropolitanLocation: north central and north-eastern Perth; it includes the city of Perth and the suburbs of Ashfield, Bassendean, Bayswater, Bedford, Beechboro, East Perth, Eden Hill, Embleton, Highgate, Inglewood, Kiara, Lockridge, Maylands, Morley, Mt Lawley, Noranda, Northbridge, and parts of Coolbinia, Dianella, Menora, North Perth, West Perth and Yokine.Area: 78 Sq kmElectors enrolled: 95247 (at 7.9.2013)Industries: commercial, retail and service industries, administration. Electorate: Perth includes the Western Australian Legislative Assembly electorates of Bassendean and Maylands, and parts of Morley, Mount Lawley and Perth.