John Quigley (politician)

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John Quigley

MLA
Attorney-General of Western Australia
Assumed office
17 March 2017 [1]
Premier Mark McGowan
Preceded by Michael Mischin
Deputy Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Western Australia
In office
1 May 2001 6 September 2008
Premier Geoff Gallop
Alan Carpenter
Preceded by Chris Baker
Succeeded by Wendy Duncan
Member of the Western Australian Parliament
for Butler
Assumed office
9 March 2013
Preceded byConstituency created
Member of the Western Australian Parliament
for Mindarie
In office
26 February 2005 9 March 2013
Preceded byConstituency created
Succeeded byConstituency abolished
Member of the Western Australian Parliament
for Innaloo
In office
10 February 2001 26 February 2005
Preceded by George Strickland
Succeeded byConstituency abolished
Personal details
Born
John Robert Quigley

(1948-12-01) 1 December 1948 (age 72)
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Political party Labor Party
Spouse(s)
Mary Ellen
(m. 1983;div. 1994)

(m. 1994;div 1997)
[2]
Michelle Stronach
(m. 2004)
Children5
Residence Trigg, Western Australia, Australia
Education Aquinas College
Alma mater University of Western Australia (LLB; 1974)
Occupation Trade union lawyer
(Police Union of Western Australia)
Trade union delegate
(Australian Council of
Trade Unions
)
Profession Barrister
Politician
Website www.johnquigley.com.au

John Robert Quigley (born 1 December 1948) is an Australian barrister, solicitor and politician in Western Australia. A member of the ALP, he has served as a member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly from the 2001 election until the present, initially as the Member for Innaloo (2001–2005) until that seat's abolition in an electoral redistribution, then as the Member for Mindarie. As of March 2017, he is the state's Attorney-General and Minister for Commerce in the McGowan Ministry. [3]

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Early life

He was born on 1 December 1948 in Perth, Western Australia, and was educated at Aquinas College, Perth. [4] He was the lawyer for the Western Australian Police Union for 20 years before entering state parliament in 2001. He became an honorary life member of the union in 2000. [4]

Politics

In 2007, his life membership of the Western Australian Police Union was withdrawn after his parliamentary attack on police involved with the Andrew Mallard case, where he named a former undercover policeman who had a role in Mallard's unjust conviction. [4] He is planning to melt down his life membership badge, and have it made into a tiepin with the words Veritas Vincit— "Truth Conquers", the motto of the school he attended—and present it to Andrew Mallard. [4]

In 2008, Quigley and two other MPs were cleared by the Corruption and Crime Commission in relation to allegations of dealings with lobbyist Brian Burke. Burke approached the MPs in order to launch a parliamentary enquiry that would favour one of his associates. [5]

In 2011, he was accused of bringing the legal profession into disrepute, a charge stemming from his campaign to expose the wrongful jailing of Andrew Mallard for murder, to which he replied "...if you take on corrupt police you will be pursued and they will try and destroy you." [6] In November 2011 Quigley was fined $3000 by the State Administrative Tribunal for professional misconduct, again in relation to his successful campaign against police in the Mallard case. [7]

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References

  1. Hon. John Robert Quigley MLA LLB, JP, profile on WA Parliament website
  2. "Ex-partner 'shocked' by Quigley's comments". ABC News , 26 May 2011
  3. Kagi, Jacob. "WA election: McGowan unveils Labor 'cabinet for the times' with Cook as deputy, Wyatt named treasurer". ABC News. 16 March 2017. Retrieved 27 March 2018
  4. 1 2 3 4 Taylor, Robert (2007) MP melts life badge for Mallard 'tiepin of truth', The West Australian. 8 December 2007
  5. "ABC Online News – CCC clears MPs over Burke dealings". 2008. Retrieved 10 June 2008.
  6. "MP John Quigley accused of bringing legal profession into disrepute". PerthNow. 12 April 2011. Retrieved 12 April 2011.
  7. "Labor MP John Quigley fined over Mallard case". ABC News , 2 Nov 2011. Retrieved 27 March 2018
Western Australian Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
George Strickland
Member for Innaloo
2001–2005
Succeeded by
Seat abolished
Preceded by
New seat
Member for Mindarie
2005–2013
Succeeded by
Seat abolished
Preceded by
New seat
Member for Butler
2013–present
Incumbent
Political offices
Preceded by
Michael Mischin
Attorney-General of Western Australia
2017–present
Incumbent