Current Ministers and Parliamentary Secretaries

A minister is a member of the party or parties and independents that has a majority in the Legislative Assembly and constitutes the Government. Ministers are drawn from both Houses and are appointed to be responsible for designated government portfolios, such as education, health and police. Ministers form the Cabinet that runs Government and are said to be ministerially responsible to Parliament for their actions.

A parliamentary secretary is also a member of the party or parties and independents in Government and is appointed to assist a minister in various duties, such as being a spokesperson for the portfolio or taking carriage of a bill in the House in the absence of a minister.


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Hon. Colin James Barnett MLA

Premier; Minister for State Development; Science

Hon. Dr Kim Desmond Hames MLA

Deputy Premier; Minister for Health; Tourism

Hon. Donald Terrence (Terry) Redman MLA

Minister for Regional Development; Lands; Minister Assisting the Minister for State Development; Leader of the National Party of Australia (WA)

Hon. Peter Charles Collier MLC

Minister for Education; Aboriginal Affairs; Electoral Affairs

Hon. John Howard Dadley Day MLA

Minister for Planning; Culture and the Arts

Hon. Liza Mary Harvey MLA

Minister for Police; Road Safety; Training and Workforce Development; Women's Interests

Hon. William (Bill) Richard Marmion MLA

Minister for Finance; Mines and Petroleum

Hon. Dr Michael (Mike) Dennis Nahan MLA

Treasurer; Minister for Energy; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Hon. Anthony (Tony) James Simpson MLA

Minister for Local Government; Community Services; Seniors and Volunteering; Youth

Hon. Albert Paul Jacob MLA

Minister for Environment; Heritage

Hon. Joseph (Joe) Michael Francis MLA

Minister for Emergency Services; Corrective Services; Small Business; Veterans

Hon. Mia Jane Davies MLA

Minister for Water; Sport and Recreation; Forestry; Deputy Leader of the National Party of Australia (WA)

Hon. Helen Margaret Morton MLC

Minister for Mental Health; Disability Services; Child Protection

Hon. Dean Cambell Nalder MLA

Minister for Transport

Mr John Edwin McGrath MLA

Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier

Hon. Michael Mischin MLC

Attorney General ; Minister for Commerce

Mr Paul Terrance Miles MLA

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Commerce

Ms Andrea Ruth Mitchell MLA

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Mental Health; Disability Services; Child Protection

Mr Vincent Alexander Catania MLA

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Water; Forestry

Hon. Donna Evelyn Mary Faragher MLC

Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier; Minister for State Development; Science

Hon. Kenneth (Ken) Charles Baston MLC

Minister for Agriculture and Food; Fisheries

Hon. James (Jim) Edward Chown MLC

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Transport

Hon. Alyssa Kathleen Hayden MLC

Parliamentary Secretary to the Deputy Premier; Minister for Health; Tourism

Hon. Colin (Col) James Holt MLC

Minister for Housing, Racing and Gaming

Mr Ronald (Shane) Shane Love MLA

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Regional Development; Lands; Minister Assisting the Minister for State Development