Extract from the Western Australian Parliamentary Handbook
QUIGLEY, John Robert, MLA
Member for Butler
Australian Labor Party
Elected to the Thirty-Sixth Parliament for Innaloo on 10 February 2001 in succession to George Joseph Strickland (retired). Electorate abolished in the redistribution of 2003.
Elected to the Thirty-seventh Parliament for Mindarie (new seat) on 26 February 2005. Re-elected 2008. Electorate abolished in the redistribution of 2011.
Elected to the Thirty-Ninth Parliament for Butler (new seat) on 9 March 2013. Re-elected 2017.
Acting Speaker of the Legislative Assembly from 29 March 2005 to 7 August 2008.
Attorney General from 17 March 2017 to 13 December 2018.
Attorney General; Minister for Commerce from 13 December 2018.
Shadow Ministerial Appointments
Shadow Attorney General from 8 April 2009 to 11 March 2017.
Member, Public Accounts Committee from 7 April 2005 to 7 August 2008. (Chair from 7 April 2005 to 7 August 2008).
Member, Procedure and Privileges Committee from 9 May 2013 to 30 January 2017.
Born 1 December 1948, Perth, Western Australia.
Qualifications and Occupation Before Entering Parliament
LLB; JP. Barrister and Solicitor.
BUTLER - ELECTORATE PROFILE
The electorate of Butler is located in the North Metropolitan Region and includes all or parts of the City of Wanneroo.
Comprising of all or parts of the localities of Alkimos, Butler, Carabooda, Eglinton, Jindalee, Merriwa, Quinns Rocks, Ridgewood, Two Rocks, and Yanchep.
Enrolment (2017) 30,381; area: 163 sq kms.