|General Secretary||Tim Picton|
|Deputy Leader||Roger Cook|
|Deputy Secretary||Ellie Whiteaker|
|Headquarters||Level 1, 22 Eastbrook Terrace, East Perth, WA 6004|
|Youth wing||WA Young Labor|
|National affiliation||Australian Labor Party|
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The Australian Labor Party (Western Australian Branch), commonly known as WA Labor, is the Western Australian branch of the Australian Labor Party. It is the current governing party of Western Australia since winning the 2017 election under Mark McGowan.
The Western Australian state division of the Australian Labor Party was formed at a Trade Union Congress in Coolgardie in 1899.Shortly afterwards the federal Labor Party was formalised in time for Australian federation in 1901. The WA Labor Party achieved representation in the Western Australian Parliament in 1900 with six members, and four years later the party entered into minority government with Henry Daglish becoming the first Labor Premier of Western Australia.
The current leaders of the party are:
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