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Hon. Peter Charles Tinley AM, MLA

BA; MDefStud

Extract from the Western Australian Parliamentary Handbook

TINLEY, Hon. Peter Charles, MLA
Member for Willagee
Australian Labor Party


Elected to the Thirty–Eighth Parliament for Willagee at the by-election on 28 November 2009, held to fill the vacancy consequent upon the resignation of Alan John Carpenter.
Re-elected in 2013, 2017, 2021.

Ministerial Appointments

Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Veterans Issues; Youth from 17 March 2017 to 22 March 2017.
Minister for Housing; Veterans Issues; Youth from 22 March 2017 to 13 December 2018.
Minister for Housing; Veterans Issues; Youth; Asian Engagement from 13 December 2018 to 20 December 2019.
Minister for Housing; Fisheries; Veterans Issues; Asian Engagement from 20 December 2019 to 19 March 2021.

Shadow Ministerial Appointments

Shadow Minister for Planning; Housing; Local Jobs from 27 January 2012 to 1 November 2012.
Shadow Minister for Science; Trade; Asian Engagement; Lands; Gascoyne; Goldfields-Esperance from 26 June 2015 to 11 March 2017.

Standing Committees

Member, Economics and Industry Standing Committee from 9 May 2013 to 30 January 2017.
Member, Economics and Industry Standing Committee from 12 May 2021 (Chair from 26 May 2021).

Sessional Committees

Member, Parliamentary Services Committee from 9 May 2013 to 30 January 2017.



Born 9 July 1962, Subiaco, Western Australia.

Qualifications and occupation before entering Parliament

BA; MDefStud.
Business Owner; Member of Military Forces - Major, Special Air Service Regiment.


The electorate of Willagee is located in the South Metropolitan Region and includes all or parts of the City of Cockburn, City of Fremantle and the City of Melville.

Comprising of all or parts of the localities of Bibra Lake, Coolbellup, Kardinya, Lake Coogee, Munster, Murdoch, North Lake, O’Connor, Samson, South Lake, Spearwood and Willagee.

Enrolment - 28,393 (11 February 2021)

Area - 35 km

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