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Extract from the Western Australian Parliamentary Handbook
JOHNSON, Robert Frank, MLA
Former Member for Hillarys
Elected to the Thirty-Fourth Parliament for Whitford on 6 February 1993 in succession to Pamela Anne Beggs (defeated). Electorate abolished in the redistribution of 1994.
Elected to the Thirty-Fifth Parliament for Hillarys (new seat) on 14 December 1996. Re-elected 2001, 2005, 2008, 2013. Defeated at the general election of 11 March 2017 for the seat of Hillarys by Peter Katsambanis (LIB).
Deputy Chairman of Committees from 22 June 1993 to 6 March 1997.
Chairman of Committees from 6 March 1997 to 10 June 1997.
Leader of the House in the Legislative Assembly 23 September 2008 to 29 June 2012.
Parliamentary Secretary of the Cabinet from 10 June 1997 to 21 December 1999.
Minister for Works; Services; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests from 22 December 1999 to 15 February 2001.
Minister for Police; Emergency Services; Road Safety from 23 September 2008 to 6 December 2011.
Minister for Police; Road Safety from 6 December 2011 to 29 June 2012.
Shadow Ministerial Appointments
Shadow Minister for Justice; Works and Services; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests from 9 March to 31 December 2001.
Shadow Minister for Community Services from 1 January 2002 to 24 February 2003.
Shadow Minister for Seniors; Opposition Leader of the House from 1 January 20012 to 27 May 2004.
Shadow Minister for Seniors; Tourism; Opposition Leader of the House from 24 February 2003 to 27 May 2004.
Coalition Shadow Minister for Tourism; Seniors from 27 May 2004 to 20 March 2005.
Shadow Minister for Public Sector Management from 9 March 2005 to 22 May 2005.
Shadow Minister for Police; Justice; Tourism from 9 March 2005 to 4 February 2006.
Shadow Minister for Police; Justice from 4 February 2006 to 25 January 2008.
Shadow Minister for Police; Community Safety; Corrective Services from 25 January 2008 to 20 June 2008.
Member, Standing Committee on Intergovernmental Agreements and Uniform Legislation Schemes from 4 August 1993 to 21 September 1995.
Member, Standing Committee on Standing Orders and Procedure from 23 March 1994 to 14 March 2000.
Member, Joint Standing Committee on the Commission on Government from 29 March 1995 to 14 November 1996. (Chairman from 29 March 1995 to 14 November 1996).
Member, Procedures and Privileges Committee from 7 April 2005 to 6 September 2008.
Member, Community Development and Justice Standing Committee from 16 August 2012 to 30 January 2013.
Member, Education and Health Standing Committee from 9 May 2013 to 30 January 2017.
Select Committees/Royal Commissions
Member, Select Committee on Metropolitan Development and Ground Water Supplies from 30 November 1993 to 1 December 1994.
Member, Select Committee on Procedure from 29 September 1994 to 27 June 1996.
Born 17 October 1943, London, UK.
Arrived in Western Australia 1988.
Qualifications and Occupation before entering Parliament
JP. Company Chairman.
ELECTORATE — SHORT DESCRIPTION
The electorate of Hillarys is located in the North Metropolitan Region and includes part of the City of Joondalup; including the localities of Hillarys, Kallaroo, Marmion, Padbury and Sorrento.
Enrolment (9 March 2015) 24,619; area 20 sq kms.
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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.