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Members’ biographical register

Ms Jaye Amber Radisich

Date: 29 March 1976
Place: Middle Swan, Western Australia
Daughter of Jeffrey Joseph Radisich, public servant, and Dorothy Joy Rakich
Date: 17 March 2012
Place: Maylands, Western Australia
Cemetery: Taken by administrator at Karrakatta Cemetery
Cause of Death: Cancer
Not stated
Educated Herne Hill Primary School 1982, Mt Lawley Primary School 1982–1987, Coolbinia Primary School 1987–1988 and Mt Lawley Senior High School 1989–1993
University of Western Australia—BA, LL B; Executive Education at Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government
Clerk, research officer, manager
Employment History
Cashier at Bedford Market Gardens 1990–1992
Cash office clerk and cashier at Coles Fossey, Perth 1992–1997
Casual outside settlements clerk at Strand Settlement Services 1994
At time of entering Parliament employed as cosmetics consultant at Priceline, research officer to
Edward Joseph Cunningham MLA, temporary administrative clerk with Career People, and full time law student
CEO Council of Small Business of Australia February 2009–21 May 2010
Principal at Navigate Business in May 2010
Joined Australian Labor Party 1998
Member Administrative Committee from 2000
Trustee 2000
Vice-president Swan Electorate Council 2001
Date Elected
10 February 2001
Inaugural Speech

Inaugural Video
No inaugural video is available as filming did not start until May 2003
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Year Retired/Resigned
Swan Hills
Parliamentary Service
  • MLA Swan Hills 10 February 2001–6 September 2008. Elected to the Thirty-sixth Parliament for Swan Hills on 10 February 2001 in succession to June Dorothy van de Klashorst (defeated). Re-elected 2005. Did not contest the general election of 6 September 2008.

  • Acting Speaker Legislative Assembly 22 May 2004–23 January 2005
  • Parliamentary Secretary to Minister for Energy; Resources; and Industry and Enterprise 11 April 2007–23 September 2008

  • Member Standing Committee on Anti-Corruption Commission 28 June 2001–May 2004
  • Member Public Accounts Committee 30 October 2003–23 January 2005
  • Chairperson Standing Committee on Economics and Industry 7 April 2005–27 June 2007
  • Member Parliamentary Services Committee 7 April 2005–7 August 2008
  • Member Joint Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation 8 March 2006–26 October 2007

Commonwealth Parliamentary Association
  • Represented WA branch Commonwealth Parliamentary Association at 3rd Canadian Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Seminar, Ottawa, Canada, 2003

Historical Notes
  • Youngest woman and second youngest person elected to either house of the Parliament of Western Australia
Member Executive Australian Republican Movement 1999
Member Australian Services Union 2000
Member Australian Institute of International Affairs
Member National Executive National Union of Students 2000
President Societies Council, University of Western Australia Guild of Undergraduates 1996
Winner City of Stirling Citizenship Award 1988 and scholarship 1991
State finalist Young Achievement Australia, Achiever of the Year 1992
Semi-finalist Zonta Young Women in Public Affairs Award 1992
Mt Lawley Senior High School Caltex All-rounder Award winner 1993
One-time Director at Ellenbrook Cultural Foundation
After leaving Parliament moved to NSW
Member Australian Institute of Company Directors
D Black and G Bolton, eds, Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia: volume two 1930-2010, Western Australian Parliamentary History Project, Perth, WA, 2011, p. 217.
Council of Small Business of Australia website
Metropolitan Cemeteries Board website: Accessed 12 December 2012.
Parliament of Western Australia, Former Members, Parliament of Western Australia website. Accessed 21 May 2014.
Further Information
Chapter 47. Jaye Radisich Making a Difference.pdf

Memorial to Jaye Amber Radisich in Jaye's garden, Ellenbrook. The memorial garden opened on 28 April 2017. Photograph courtesy of Kylie Wild, 2017