John Carey (Australian politician)

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John Carey

MLA
Minister for Housing
Assumed office
18 March 2021
Premier Mark McGowan
Preceded by Peter Tinley
Minister for Local Government
Assumed office
18 March 2021
PremierMark McGowan
Preceded by David Templeman
Member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly
for Perth
Assumed office
11 March 2017
Preceded by Eleni Evangel
Mayor of the City of Vincent
In office
19 October 2013 30 January 2017
Preceded by Alannah MacTiernan
Succeeded byEmma Cole
Personal details
Born (1974-07-11) 11 July 1974 (age 46)
Perth, Western Australia
Political party Labor

John Newton Carey (born 11 July 1974) is an Australian politician who is the Labor member for the seat of Perth in the Western Australian Legislative Assembly.

Carey founded Western Australia's first town team[ clarify ]: the Beaufort Street Network, and was co-founder of the then popular street festival, the Beaufort Street Festival. [1]

Before being elected as Mayor of the City of Vincent, Carey worked for five years as the Director of the Kimberley Conservation Project for the Pew Environment Group, where he successfully campaigned for the creation of the Great Kimberley Marine Park. [2] [3]

He was the mayor of the City of Vincent from 2013 to 2017. [4] [5] [6] [7] As Mayor of Vincent, he advocated for greater transparency and accountability in local government, writing and releasing a public discussion paper "Raising the Bar", and introduced a series of measures to enhance public reporting at the City of Vincent, including an online gifts register and WA's first contact with developers register. [8] [9] [10] [11]

During his tenure in 2016 with a new CEO at the helm and council, the City of Vincent was independently rated first among 25 councils, receiving an overall performance score of 82 out of 100, compared to 16th out of 18 councils in 2010. [12] The Catalyse Community Scorecard surveys households across a local government area, and found the City of Vincent ranked highest in 18 out of 40 benchmarks, including place to live, governing organisation, and the city's leadership within the community. [13]

On his election at the State Member for Perth, he was appointed the Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier; Minister for Public Sector Management; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Federal-State Relations. He received the additional appointment of Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Transport; Planning; Lands on 3 August 2017. [14]

Carey is openly gay. [15]

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Civic offices
Preceded by
Alannah MacTiernan
Mayor of Vincent
2013–2017
Succeeded by
Emma Cole
Western Australian Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
Eleni Evangel
Member for Perth
2017–present
Incumbent