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Members’ biographical register

Keith John Read

Date: 2 May 1961
Place: Kalgoorlie, Western Australia
Son of John Bell Read, school teacher and politician, and Rosemary Madge Barker
Marriage and Family
Married 30 March 1986, Fairbridge Chapel, Fairbridge Village, Pinjarra to Kerry Margaret Lofthouse, daughter of James Bernard Lofthouse and Christine Flora Wilson
Children: one daughter
Church of England
Educated Avondale, Churchlands, North Kalgoorlie, Boulder and Pinjarra Primary Schools and Pinjarra Senior High School
University of Western Australia—Bachelor of Physical Education 1981
Studying for BA (Psych) at Edith Cowan University
Public servant, electorate officer and businessperson
Employment History
Fitness Consultant Mandurah Aquatic and Recreation Centre 1981–1982, also ran mini-gym classes in Pinjarra
Project Officer Mandurah Community Youth Support Scheme (CYSS) 1983–1986
Electorate officer for George Gear MHR (Member of the House of Representatives) 1986–1987
Administrative Officer Department of Employment and Training, Productivity Policy Unit for Peter Dowding 1987–1988
Coordinating Officer 1988 Bicentennial South West Games held October 1988
After leaving politics employed in office of Leader of the Opposition 1993–1995
Owned and operated a business from 1997 with John Read
Joined Australian Labor Party 1982
Date Elected
4 February 1989
Inaugural Speech
Inaugural Video
Search for speeches by Keith Read
Year Retired/Resigned
Parliamentary Service
  • MLA Murray 4 February 1989–6 February 1993
  • Contested Murray 6 February 1993

  • Member Select Committee on Land Conservation 27 September 1989–5 December 1991; and on Youth Affairs March 1991–28 November 1991
Director Alpha Holdings Pty Ltd
Chairperson Ministerial Advisory Committee on Youth Affairs from 1990

By invitation joined University Chapter of Golden Key International Honour Society October 2003
Patron and co-patron of various sporting groups
B Physical Ed
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. 3.
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