Mr Anthony (Tony) David McRae MLA

House:Legislative Assembly
Party:Australian Labor Party
Electorate:Former Member for the Electorate of Riverton

Inaugural Speech:

Speeches by Mr Anthony (Tony) David McRae


Extract from the Western Australian Parliamentary Handbook
McRAE, Anthony David, MLA
Member for Riverton (10 February 2001 - 6 September 2008)
Australian Labor Party

PARLIAMENTARY SERVICE

Elected to the Thirty-sixth Parliament for Riverton on 10 February 2001 in succession of Graham Donald Kierath (defeated).
Re-elected 2005. Contested the general election of 6 September 2008 for Riverton and succeeded by Dr Michael Dennis Nahan.

Ministerial Appointments
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture and Forestry; the Mid West and Wheatbelt from 24 May 2005 to 2 March 2006.
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture and Food; Forestry, the Mid West and Wheatbelt from 2 March 2006. Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Resources and Assisting the Minister for State Development; Employment Protection; Goldfields-Esperance and Great Southern (with respect to Resources and Assisting the Minister for State Development; Employment Protection only) from 2 March 2006 to 26 May 2006.

Minister for Disability Services; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests; Minister Assisting the Minister for Planning and Infrastructure 26 May 2006 - 13 December 2006.
Minister for the Environment; Climate Change; Disability Services from 13 December 2006 to 26 February 2007.

Parliamentary Appointments
Acting Speaker of the Legislative Assembly 1 May 2001 - 23 January 2005.

Standing Committees
Chairman Economics and Industry Standing Committee 30 May 2001 - 23 January 2005.
Member Public Accounts Committee from 7 April 2005 - 5 April 2006.
Member Joint Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation from 13 November 2007.

PERSONAL

Birth
Born 7 April 1957, Tumut, New South Wales. Arrived Western Australia 1980.

Marital Status
Married.

Qualifications and Occupation Before Entering Parliament
BA (Social Ecology). Company director, business development consultant.

ELECTORATE - SHORT DESCRIPTION

Riverton is located in the South Metropolitan Region and includes the suburbs of Ferndale, Parkwood, Riverton, Shelley and Willetton and part of the suburb of Leeming.
Enrolment (11 February 2002) 28,614; area 24 sq kms.