Hon. Robyn Mary McSweeney MLC

House:Legislative Council
Party:Liberal Party
Electorate:South West Region

Inaugural Speech:

Speeches by Hon. Robyn Mary McSweeney
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Extract from the Western Australian Parliamentary Handbook
BIOGRAPHICAL DETAILS

McSWEENEY, Hon. Robyn Mary, MLC
Member for South West Region
Liberal Party

PARLIAMENTARY SERVICE

Elected to the Thirty-sixth Parliament for South West Region on 10 February 2001, 2005 (for term commencing 22 May 2005). Re-elected 2008, 2013 for terms commencing 22 May.

Ministerial Appointments
Minister for Child Protection; Community Services; Seniors and Volunteering: 23 September 2008 - 14 December 2010.
Minister for Women's Interests: 9 February 2009 - 14 December 2010.
Minister for Child Protection; Community Services; Seniors and Volunteering; Women's Interests; Youth: 14 December 2010 - 21 March 2013.

Parliamentary Party/Shadow Ministerial Appointments
Shadow Minister for Great Southern; Seniors: 16 February 2001 - 31 December 2001.
Shadow Minister for Women's Interests; Great Southern: 1 January 2002 - 20 March 2005.
Shadow Minister for Community Development; Great Southern: 20 March 2005 - 23 September 2008.
Shadow Minister for Local Government: 4 February 2006 - 23 September 2008.

Standing Committees
Note: At the commencement of each Parliament, Members are required to be (re)appointed
Member, Standing Committee on Environment and Public Affairs: 28 June 2001 - 21 May 20051. Reappointed 26 May 2005 - 6 November 2008.
Member, Parliamentary Services Committee: 17 August 2005 - present.
Member, Joint Standing Committee on the Commissioner for Children and Young People: 21 May 2013 - present.
Chair, Standing Committee on Legislation: 22 May 2013 - present.

[1. The House was prorogued from 23 January 2005 - 29 March 2005]

Select Committees/Royal Commissions
Note: Select Committees cease to exist on Prorogation
Chairperson, Select Committee into the Adequacy for Foster Care Assessment Procedures by the Department for Community Development: 21 September 2005 - 24 August 2006.

PERSONAL

Birth
Born 9 October 1957, Bridgetown, Western Australia.

Marital Status
Married.

Qualifications and Occupation before entering Parliament
Degree in Politics; Philosophy; Sociology.
Welfare Officer; and Co-ordinator - New Opportunities for Women - TAFE

ELECTORATE — SHORT DESCRIPTION
South West Region covers eight districts, Albany, Bunbury, Collie-Preston, Dawesville, Mandurah, Murray-Wellington, Vasse and Warren-Blackwood.