|Member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly for Morley|
11 March 2017
|Preceded by||Ian Britza|
|Member of the Western Australian Legislative Council for East Metropolitan|
22 May 2013 –5 February 2017
|Succeeded by||Bill Leadbetter|
|Born||25 October 1976|
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
|Alma mater||Cardiff University|
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