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Hon. David Alan Templeman MLA

DipTchg; BEd

Minister for Culture and the Arts; Sport and Recreation; International Education; Heritage

Leader of the House

Extract from the Western Australian Parliamentary Handbook

TEMPLEMAN, Hon. David Alan, MLA
Member for Mandurah
Australian Labor Party


Elected to the Thirty-Sixth Parliament for Mandurah on 10 February 2001, in succession to Roger Keith Nicholls (defeated).
Re-elected 2005, 2008, 2013, 2017, 2021.

Parliamentary Appointments

Acting Speaker of the Legislative Assembly from 5 May 2004 to 23 January 2005.

Ministerial Appointments

Minister for Community Development; Seniors and Volunteering; Youth; Minister Assisting the Minister for Planning and Infrastructure from 3 February 2006 to 13 December 2006.
Minister for Child Protection; Communities; Seniors and Volunteering; Peel from 13 December 2006 to 2 March 2007.
Minister for the Environment; Climate Change; Peel from 2 March 2007 to 23 September 2008.
Minister for Local Government; Heritage; Culture and the Arts from 17 March 2017 to 19 March 2021.
Minister for Tourism; Culture and the Arts; Heritage from 19 March 2021 to 21 December 2021.
Minister for Culture and the Arts; Sport and Recreation; International Education; Heritage from 21 December 2021.

Shadow Ministerial Appointments

Shadow Minister for Local Government; Community Services; Peel from 9 April 2013 to 26 June 2015.
Shadow Minister for Local Government; Volunteering; Heritage; Peel; Wheatbelt; Mid-West from 26 June 2015 to 11 March 2017.

Standing Committees

Member, Community Development and Justice Standing Committee from 30 May 2001 to 23 January 2005 (Chair from 30 May 2001).
Member, Economics and Industry Standing Committee from 7 April 2005 to 8 March 2006.

Parliamentary Party Appointments

Government Whip from 20 March 2005 to 16 February 2006.
Opposition Whip from 26 September 2008 to 11 March 2017.
Leader of the House from 17 March 2017 to 29 January 2021.
Leader of the House from 19 March 2021.



Born 21 November 1965, Northam, Western Australia.

Qualifications and occupation before entering Parliament

DipTchg; BEd.
School Teacher; Entertainer; City of Mandurah Councillor; Deputy Mayor.


The electorate of Mandurah is located in the South West Region and includes all or parts of the City of Mandurah.

Comprising of all or parts of the localities of Coodanup, Dudley Park, Greenfields, Lakelands, Madora Bay, Mandurah, Meadow Springs, Parklands, San Remo and Silver Sands.

Enrolment - 31,445 (11 February 2021)

Area - 50 km

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