Mr Peter Bruce Watson MLA
Shadow Minister for Sport and Recreation; Great Southern; Veterans Issues

House:Legislative Assembly
Party:Australian Labor Party
Electorate:Albany

Inaugural Speech:

Speeches by Mr Peter Bruce Watson
Electorate Office:...
Suite 1,
91-93 Aberdeen Street
Albany WA 6330

Postal Address:
PO Box 5844
Albany 6332
Ph: 9841 8799
Fax: 9841 8637
Email: peter.watson@mp.wa.gov.au


Extract from the Western Australian Parliamentary Handbook
WATSON, Peter Bruce, MLA
Member for Albany
Australian Labor Party

PARLIAMENTARY SERVICE

Elected to the Thirty-Sixth Parliament for Albany on 10 February 2001 in succession to Antony Kevin Royston Prince (defeated).
Re-elected 2005, 2008, 2013.

Parliamentary Appointments

Acting Speaker of the Legislative Assembly from 29 March 2005.
Acting Speaker of the Legislative Assembly from 11 November 2008 - 30 January 2013.



Shadow Ministerial Appointments

Shadow Minister for Sport and Recreation; Great Southern; Veteran's Issues from 9 April 2013.


Ministerial Appointments

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Local Government and Regional Development; Land Information; Goldfields-Esperance and Great Southern; Sport and Recreation from 25 November 2005 to 2 March 2006.
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Water Resources; Sport and Recreation from 2 March 2006 to 2 March 2007.
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Resources and Assisting the Minister for State Development ; Employment Protection; Goldfields-Esperance and Great Southern (with respect to Goldfields-Esperance and Great Southern only) from 2 March 2006 to 2 March 2007. Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Water Resources; Sport and Recreation from 2 March 2007 to 11 April 2007.
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Police and Emergency Services; Community Safety; Water Resources; Sport and Recreation (with respect to Sport and Recreation only) from 11 April 2007.
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture and Food; Forestry; the Mid West and Wheatbelt; Great Southern (with respect to Great Southern only) from 11 April 2007.

Standing Committees

Member Joint Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation from 28 June 2001 to 23 January 2005.
Chairman Joint Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation from 7 April 2005 to 24 November 2005.
Member Public Accounts Committee from 8 March 2006 to 6 September 2008.
Member Education and Health Standing Committee from 13 November 2008 to 30 January 2013.
Member of the Joint Standing Committee on the Review of the Racing and Wagering Western Australia Acts from 24 September 2009 to 21 October 2010.
Member Joint Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation from 23 May 2013.




PERSONAL

Birth

30 May 1947, Reservoir, Victoria.
Arrived in Western Australia, January 1961.

Marital Status

Married

Qualifications and Occupation Before Entering Parliament

Postal manager.

ELECTORATE - SHORT DESCRIPTION

The electorate of Albany is located in the South West Region and includes the localities of Albany, Bayonet Head, Big Grove, Bornholm, Centennial Park, Cheynes, Collingwood Heights, Collingwood Park, Cuthbert, Drome, Elleker, Emu Point, Frenchman Bay, Gledhow, Gnowellen, Goode Beach, Green Range, Green Valley, Kalgan, King River, Kojaneerup South, Kronkup, Lange, Little Grove, Lockyer, Lower King, Lowlands, Manypeaks, Marbelup, McKail, Mettler, Middleton Beach, Millbrook, Milpara, Mira Mar, Mt Clarence, Mt Elphinstone, Mt Melville, Nanarup, Napier, Nullaki, Orana, Palmdale, Port Albany, Redmond, Redmond West, Robinson, Seppings, South Stirling, Spencer Park, Torbay, Torndirrup, Vancouver Peninsula, Walmsley, Warrenup, Wellstead, Willyung, Yakamia and Youngs Siding.
Enrolment (6 September 2010) 23,095; area: 4,312 sq kms.