Hon. Michael William Sutherland MLA BA, DipEd, LLB
Speaker of the Legislative Assembly

House:Legislative Assembly
Party:Liberal Party
Electorate:Mount Lawley

Inaugural Speech:

Speeches by Hon. Michael William Sutherland
Electorate Office:...
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58 Walcott Street
Mount Lawley WA 6050

Ph: 9473 0800
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Email: michael.sutherland@mp.wa.gov.au
Website: www.michaelsutherland.com.au

Extract from the Western Australian Parliamentary Handbook
SUTHERLAND, Michael William, MLA
Member for Mount Lawley
Liberal Party


Elected to the Thirty-Eighth Parliament for Mount Lawley (new seat) on 6 September 2008. Re-elected 2013.

Parliamentary Appointments

Deputy Speaker of the Legislative Assembly from 6 November 2008 to 11 April 2013.
Speaker of the Legislative Assembly from 11 April 2013.

Standing Committees

Member, Procedure and Privileges Committee from 13 November 2008 to 30 January 2013.
Member, Procedure and Privileges Committee from 9 May 2013. (Chairman from 21 May 2013).

Sessional Committees

Member, Parliamentary Services Committee 9 May 2013. (Chairman from 9 May 2013).



Born 23 October 1954, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Arrived in Western Australia, April 1988.

Marital Status


Qualifications and Occupation Before Entering Parliament

BA; LLB; DipEd. Solicitor; Notary Public.


The electorate of Mount Lawley is located in the East Metropolitan Region and includes parts of the Cities of Bayswater, Stirling and Vincent; including all of the localities of Menora and Yokine; and parts of Coolbinia, Dianella, East Perth, Inglewood, Maylands, Morley and Mount Lawley.
Enrolment (9 March 2015) 25,943; area 17 sq kms.