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Members’ biographical register

Ms Adele Simone Carles

Date: 19 February 1968
Place: Kalgoorlie, Western Australia
Daughter of Warwick Samuel Hughes, geologist, and Lorraine Margaret Robertson, nurse and university lecturer
Marriage and Family
Married 5 January 1996, Mt Lawley, WA to Alan Francois Carles, son of Philippe Andre Carles and Christiane Melvin
Children: three daughters
Educated Birkdale College, Auckland, New Zealand
Murdoch University BComm, LLB (Hons)
Lawyer and research officer
Employment History
Employed as federal government auditor, trustee in bankruptcy–Department of Attorney General, solicitor
Political researcher for
Hon Paul Llewellyn MLC
Greens WA
Member of Greens WA since 2006/2007
Independent from 6 May 2010
Date Elected
16 May 2009
Inaugural Speech
Inaugural Video
Search for speeches by Adele Carles
Year Retired/Resigned
Parliamentary Service
  • MLA Fremantle 16 May 2009 (by-election)–9 March 2013. Elected to the Thirty-eighth Parliament for Fremantle at the by-election on 16 May 2009 held to fill the vacancy consequent upon the resignation of Hon James Andrew McGinty. Defeated 9 March 2013.
  • Contested Fremantle 26 February 2005 (Coastal Independent)
Private Member's Bills
Uranium Mining Prohibition (Keeping WA free from the Nuclear Fuel Chain) Bill 2009 Legislative Assembly First Reading - 23/2/2010
Resided in New Zealand 1975–1985
Member Committee Fremantle Society
Convenor Save South Beach Campaign
Spokesperson for South Fremantle/Hamilton Hill Residents’ Association
Member of Save Freo Beaches and Coogee Coastal Action Committee
Member Deckchair Theatre
Member Conservation Council of Western Australia
Supporter of Amnesty International and World Vision
BComm, LLB (Hons)
D Black and G Bolton, eds, Biographical register of members of the Parliament of Western Australia: volume two 1930-2010, Western Australian Parliamentary History Project, Perth, WA, 2011, p. 38.
Further Information
Chapter 77. Adele Carles Making a Difference.pdf