Initially elected as the Member for Cannington in September of 2008, Bill is currently the Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Commerce and Industrial Relations; Electoral Affairs; Asian Engagement.
Bill is a member and supporter of many local groups with the belief that volunteers make where you live into a community.
Prior to entering Parliament, Bill spent 7 years as the State Secretary of WA Labor, which gives him a unique insider’s view to politics.
As a former senior official of the Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees’ Association, the union representing retail and warehouse workers, he fought for fairness for low-paid workers in industrial rights, workers compensation and working conditions.
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