Skip to main content
Toggle Button For website navigation bar
The Legislative Council meets on 07/12/2021 (02:00 PM)
Council sit 07/12/2021
The Legislative Assembly meets on 15/02/2022 (02:00 PM)
Assembly sit 15/02/2022
Search this website
Bills (proposed laws)
WA Acts and Regulations (current Laws)
Parliamentary Questions and Answers
Order of Business
Watch and listen
Scrutiny of finances (Budget Estimates)
Find your MP
Members of the Legislative Council (Upper House)
President and Office Holders
Upper House Seating Plan
Members of the Legislative Assembly (Lower House)
Speaker and Office Holders
Lower House Seating Plan
What Members do
Ministers and Shadow Ministers
Find a Former MP
Legislative Council (Upper House)
Legislative Assembly (Lower House)
Find Your MP
Find out what was said in Parliament
Watch and listen
What Parliament does
Make a submission
Contact a member
Vote in an election
Parliamentary Friendship Groups
Former Members Association
RSS Feeds / Alerts
Visit and Learn
Plan your visit
Educators and students
Learn how Parliament works
History, house and grounds
Events and exhibitions
Art in Parliament
Hon. Dr Elizabeth Constable
MA, DipEd, MEd, PhD
Speeches by Hon. Dr Elizabeth Constable
Extract from the Western Australian Parliamentary Handbook
CONSTABLE, Hon Dr Elizabeth, MLA
Member for Churchlands
Elected to the Thirty-Third Parliament for Floreat at a by-election on 20 July 1991 held to fill the vacancy consequent upon the resignation of Hon Andrew Mensaros. Electorate abolished in the redistribution of 1994. Elected to the Thirty-Fifth Parliament for Churchlands (new seat) on 14 December 1996. Re-elected 2001, 2005, 2008. Did not contest the general election of 9 March 2013.
Minister for Education; Tourism; Women's Interests from 23 September 2008 to 9 February 2009.
Minister for Education; Tourism from 9 February 2009 to 14 December 2010.
Minister for Education from 14 December 2010 to 29 June 2012.
Member Standing Committee on Intergovernmental Agreements and Uniform Legislation Schemes from 4 August 1993 to 14 November 1996.
Member Joint Standing Committee on the Anti Corruption Commission from 18 June 1997 to 10 January 2001.
Member Joint Parliamentary Services Committee from 11 June 1998 to 10 January 2001.
Co-opted member Education and Health Standing Committee from 7 April 2005 to 29 August 2006.
Member Joint Standing Committee on the Commissioner for Children and Young People from 16 August 2012 to 30 January 2013.
Member Public Accounts Committee from 16 August 2012 to 30 January 2013.
Select Committees/Royal Commissions
Member Select Committee Parliamentary Procedures for Uniform Legislation Agreements from 4 June to 27 August 1992.
Member Select Committee Ancient Shipwrecks from 3 November 1993 to 17 October 1995.
2 December 1943, Sydney, NSW. Arrived in Western Australia, 1975.
Qualifications and Occupation before entering Parliament
MA, DipEd, MEd, PhD. Lecturer.
ELECTORATE — SHORT DESCRIPTION
The electorate of Churchlands is located in the North Metropolitan Region and includes the suburbs/towns of Churchlands, Wembley Downs and parts of City Beach, Floreat, Glendalough, Wembley, West Leederville and Woodlands.
Enrolment (26 February 2007) 22,589; area 29 sq kms.
Using this website
Acknowledgement of Country
The Parliament of Western Australia is honoured to be situated on the ancestral lands of the Whadjuk Noongar people. The Parliament acknowledges the First Australians as the traditional owners of the lands we represent and pays respects to their Elders both past and present.
(image size = h430 x w290)