Mr Larry Graham MLA

House:Legislative Assembly
Party:Independent
Electorate:Former Member for the Electorate of Pilbara

Inaugural Speech:

Speeches by Mr Larry Graham


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GRAHAM, Larry, MLA
Member for Pilbara (4 February 1989 to 26 February 2005)
Independent

PARLIAMENTARY SERVICE

Elected to the Thirty-third Parliament for Pilbara on 4 February 1989 in succession to Pamela Ann Buchanan (successfully contested Ashburton). Re-elected 1993, 1996, 2001. Did not contest the general election of 2005.

Shadow Ministerial Appointments

Regional Spokesperson for Pilbara 18 October 1994 – 20 August 1996. Shadow Minister for Regional Development, North West, and Works and Services (from 15 October 1996) 20 August 1996 – 15 January 1997.

Standing Committees

Member Public Accounts and Expenditure Review Committee 5 April 1994 - 10 January 2001; Joint Standing Committee on the Commission on Government 17 August 1994 – 14 November 1996. Deputy Chairman Standing Committee on Community Development and Justice 30 May 2001 - 21 September 2004.

Select Committees/Royal Commissions

Chairman Select Committee on Wittenoom 22 September 1993 – 3 August 1994. Deputy Chairman Select Committee on Land Conservation 27 September 1989 - 5 December 1991; on Energy and Resources 25 October 1989 – 12 November 1991; and on Petroleum Products Pricing in Western Australia 6 April 2000 - 30 September 2000. Member Select Committee on Heritage Laws 22 September 1993 – 24 March 1994; and on Procedure 16 November 1994 – 27 June 1996.

PERSONAL

Birth

Born 24 December 1950, Brisbane, Queensland. Arrived in Western Australia 1956.

Marital Status

Widower

Qualifications and Occupation before entering Parliament

Electrical fitter and trade union official.

ELECTORATE — SHORT DESCRIPTION

Pilbara is located in the Mining and Pastoral Region and includes the Town of Port Hedland and the Shires of Halls Creek, Ngaanyatjarraku and Wiluna, and parts of the Shires of East Pilbara and Meekatharra. Enrolment (10 February 2001) 10,162; area 872,891 sq km.