Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia



Member Name
Pamela Anne Beggs
Birth
Date 23 May 1947 Place Inverell, New South Wales, Australia
Parents
Daughter of Horace Joseph Austin, tin miner and Thelma Ruby Wilson
Marriage and Family
Married 9 December 1972, St Benedict’s Church, Applecross to Thomas Glennie Beggs, son of Thomas Glennie and Euphemia Pattison Sneddon
Children: three daughters
Religion
Not stated
Education
Greenbushes Primary School, Bridgetown High School and St Joseph’s College, Bunbury
Occupation
Home duties
Employment History
In Women’s Royal Australian Air Force 1965–1969, then worked as dietician, laboratory assistant and small business operator
After marriage, owned and operated a roadhouse in Geraldton for a time
After leaving politics owned and operated with her husband a food outlet business in Whitfords and later a gift shop
House
MLA
Party
Labor
Joined Australian Labor Party 1977
Date Elected
19 February 1983
Inaugural Speech
-Beggs, Pamela Inaugural Speech.pdf
Inaugural Video
Speeches
Search for speeches by Pamela Beggs
Valedictory Speech
Year Retired/Resigned
1993
Electorate
Whitford
Parliamentary Service
Electorates
  • MLA Whitford 19 February 1983–6 February 1993
  • Contested Whitford 6 February 1993

Office
  • Minister for Tourism, Racing and Gaming, and Housing (from 23 February 1988) 26 February 1986–28 February 1989
  • Minister for Housing and Planning 28 February 1989–19 February 1990
  • Minister for Transport, Racing and Gaming, and Tourism 19 February 1990–16 February 1993

Committees
  • Member Joint House Committee 1983–1986
  • Member Select Committee on Adoption of Children Amendment Bill 1983–1985
  • Represented WA branch Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) at 18th Australasian and Pacific Region Conference, Port Vila, Vanuatu, 1985
Background/Membership
Justice of the Peace
References
D Black and G Bolton, eds. Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia, Vol. 2, 1930-2010, Western Australian Parliamentary History Project, Perth, 2010 , p. 13.
Further Information
Chapter 14. Pam Beggs Making a Differencepdf.pdfChapter 14. Pam Beggs Making a Differencepdf.pdf
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