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Hon. Mark McGowan MLA
BA; LLB; GradDipLegPrac
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McGOWAN, Hon. Mark, MLA
Former Member for Rockingham
Australian Labor Party
Elected to the Thirty–Fifth Parliament for Rockingham on 14 December 1996, in succession to
Re-elected 2001, 2005, 2008, 2013, 2017, 2021.
Resigned 8 June 2023. Succeeded at by-election on 29 July 2023 by Magenta Marshall (ALP).
Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier and to the Minister for Public Sector Management; Federal Affairs; Science; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests from 16 February 2001 to 26 February 2005.
Minister for Tourism; Racing and Gaming; Youth; Peel and South West from 10 March 2005 to 13 October 2005.
Minister for Tourism; Racing and Gaming; Youth; Peel and South West; Disability Services; Sport and Recreation; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests; Seniors from 13 October 2005 to 25 November 2005.
Minister for Tourism; Racing and Gaming; Youth; Peel and South West from 25 November 2005 to 3 February 2006.
Minister for the Environment; Racing and Gaming from 3 February 2006 to 9 November 2006.
Minister for the Environment; Racing and Gaming; Peel; South West from 9 November 2006 to 13 December 2006.
Minister for Education and Training; South West from 13 December 2006 to 26 February 2007.
Minister for Education and Training; South West; Environment; Climate Change; Disability Services from 26 February 2007 to 2 March 2007.
Minister for Education and Training; South West from 2 March 2007 to 23 September 2008.
Premier; Minister for Public Sector Management; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Federal-State Relations from 17 March 2017 to 19 March 2021.
Premier; Treasurer; Minister for Public Sector Management; Federal-State Relations from 19 March 2021 to 8 June 2023.
Shadow Ministerial Appointments
Shadow Minister for Local Government from 15 January 1997 to 4 August 1999.
Spokesperson for Tourism; Local Government; Heritage; Sport and Recreation from 5 August 1999 to 10 February 2001.
Manager of Opposition Business; Shadow Minister for State Development; Trade; Planning; Housing and Works from 26 September 2008 to 5 March 2010.
Manager of Opposition Business; Shadow Minister for State Development; Regional Development; Housing and Works; Trade from 5 March 2010 to 23 January 2012.
Shadow Minister for Regional Development; Economic Reform; Public Sector Management from 27 January 2012 to 11 March 2017.
Member, Joint Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation from 6 May 1997 to 22 October 1997.
Member, Procedure and Privileges Committee from 13 November 2008 to 13 February 2012 (Deputy Chair from 26 November 2008).
Parliamentary Party Appointments
Leader of the Opposition from 23 January 2012 to 17 March 2017.
Born 13 July 1967, Newcastle, NSW.
Arrived in Western Australia, 1991.
Qualifications and occupation before entering Parliament
BA; LLB; GradDipLegPrac.
Naval Officer; Royal Australian Navy (Legal Officer).
ROCKINGHAM - ELECTORATE PROFILE
The electorate of Rockingham is located in the South Metropolitan Region and includes all or parts of the City of Rockingham.
Comprising of all or parts of the localities of Cooloongup, East Rockingham, Garden Island, Hillman, Peron, Rockingham, Safety Bay, Shoalwater and Waikiki.
Enrolment - 29,259 (11 February 2021)
Area - 49 km
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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.