David Templeman

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David Templeman

MLA
Minister for Local Government
Assumed office
17 March 2017
Premier Mark McGowan
Preceded by Paul Miles
Minister for Heritage
Assumed office
17 March 2017
PremierMark McGowan
Preceded by Albert Jacob
Minister for Culture and the Arts
Assumed office
17 March 2017
PremierMark McGowan
Preceded by John Day
Member of the Legislative Assembly
of Western Australia
Assumed office
10 February 2001
Preceded by Roger Nicholls
Constituency Mandurah
Personal details
Born
David Alan Templeman

(1965-11-21) 21 November 1965 (age 55)
Northam, Western Australia
Political party Labor
Alma mater WACAE
Website www.davidtempleman.com.au

David Alan Templeman (born 21 November 1965) is an Australian politician who has been a Labor Party member of the Legislative Assembly of Western Australia since 2001, representing the seat of Mandurah.

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He is Leader of the House and Minister for Culture and the Arts, Local Government, and Heritage. [1]

Early life

Templeman was born in Northam, Western Australia, to Beryl Ann Bates and John Thomas Templeman. He attended Northam Senior High School before going on to the Western Australian College of Advanced Education (now Edith Cowan University) to study teaching. Before entering politics, Templeman worked as a schoolteacher, teaching at primary schools in Three Springs, Warnbro, and Mandurah. He also served on the Mandurah City Council between 1994 and 2001, including as deputy mayor from 1997. [2]

Political career

Templeman first ran for parliament at the 1993 state election, but lost to the sitting Liberal member, Roger Nicholls. He re-contested the seat against Nicholls at the 2001 state election, and was successful. [2] Templeman was re-elected at the 2005 election with an increased majority, and was subsequently made a whip in the government of Geoff Gallop. When Alan Carpenter replaced Gallop as premier in January 2006, he was made Minister for Community Development, Minister for Seniors and Volunteering, and Minister for Youth. In a December 2006 reshuffle, he lost the youth portfolio to Ljiljanna Ravlich, but was instead made Minister for Child Protection (a new title) and Minister for Peel. Another reshuffle occurred in March 2007, after which Templeman's titles became Minister for the Environment, Minister for Climate Change, and Minister for Peel. He remained in the ministry until the Labor government's defeat at the 2008 state election. [3] When the Western Australian Labor Party won government in the 2017 state election, Templeman took on three ministriesCulture and the Arts, Local Government, and Heritageand was appointed Leader of the House. [1] In this role, he delivered a cover of The Sound of Silence by Simon and Garfunkel. [4]

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References

  1. 1 2 "Member List". www.parliament.wa.gov.au. Retrieved 8 November 2017.
  2. 1 2 David Alan Templeman – Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia. Retrieved 13 July 2016.
  3. Mr David Alan Templeman MLA DipTchg, BEd – Parliament of Western Australia. Retrieved 13 July 2016.
  4. https://www.facebook.com/GraemeMcCullough60/videos/583751055418244/UzpfSTYwMjE0MDIyODpWSzoyMzE0NTMyNTU1MzE4NTM4/?comment_id=2314817891956671&notif_id=1576378149806057&notif_t=group_comment&redirect=false
Western Australian Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
Roger Nicholls
Member for Mandurah
2001–present
Incumbent
Political offices
Preceded by
Sheila McHale
Minister for Community Development
2006–2007
Succeeded by
Sue Ellery
Preceded by
Margaret Quirk
Minister for Seniors and Volunteering
2006–2007
Succeeded by
Sue Ellery
Preceded by
Mark McGowan
Minister for Youth
2006
Succeeded by
Ljiljanna Ravlich
New creation Minister for Child Protection
2006–2007
Succeeded by
Sue Ellery
Preceded by
Mark McGowan
Minister for Peel
2006–2008
Abolished
Preceded by
Tony McRae
Minister for the Environment
2007–2008
Succeeded by
Donna Faragher
Preceded by
Tony McRae
Minister for Climate Change
2007–2008
Abolished
Preceded by
Paul Miles
Minister for Local Government
2017–2021
Succeeded by
John Carey
Preceded by
Albert Jacob
Minister for Heritage
2017–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
John Day
Minister for Culture and the Arts
2017–present
Preceded by
Paul Papalia
Minister for Tourism
2021–present