Minister for Education (Western Australia)

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Minister for Education and Training
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Incumbent
Sue Ellery

since 17 March 2017 (2017-03-17)
Department of Education
Style The Honourable
Nominator Premier of Western Australia
Appointer Governor of Western Australia
Inaugural holder George Shenton
(as Colonial Secretary)
Formation29 December 1890
Website Minister Sue Ellery MLC

The Minister for Education and Training is the member of the Government of Western Australia responsible for maintenance and improvement of Western Australia's system of education, and is answerable to the Parliament for all actions taken by the Department of Education under their authority. The holder of the office is usually an elected member of parliament from the ruling party or coalition, presently Sue Ellery of the Labor Party.

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Until the Daglish Ministry in 1904, when the role was separately established, the responsibility for Education generally lay with the Colonial Secretary.

Ministers for Education and Training of Western Australia

MinisterPartyAssumed officeLeft officeTermTitleNotes
George Shenton (Forrest)29 December 189011 October 18921 year, 287 days Colonial Secretary note 1
Stephen Henry Parker (Forrest)11 October 18924 December 18942 years, 54 days
Sir John Forrest (Forrest)4 December 189419 December 189415 days
Edward Wittenoom (Forrest)19 December 189412 May 18972 years, 144 days
Henry Lefroy (Forrest)12 May 189728 April 1898351 days
George Randell (Forrest)28 April 189827 May 19013 years, 29 days
Frederick Illingworth Opposition27 May 190121 November 1901178 daysnote 1
Matthew Moss Ministerialist21 November 190123 December 190132 days
Frederick IllingworthOpposition23 December 19011 July 1902190 days
Walter Kingsmill Opposition1 July 190210 August 19042 years, 40 days
Henry Daglish Labor 10 August 19047 June 1905301 days
Thomas Bath Labor7 June 190525 August 190579 days
Walter Kingsmill Ministerialist25 August 19057 May 1906255 days
Frank Wilson Ministerialist7 May 190630 June 19093 years, 54 days
John Nanson Ministerialist30 June 19097 October 19112 years, 99 days
Thomas Walker Labor7 October 191127 July 19164 years, 294 days
Hal Colebatch Liberal (WA) /
Nationalist
27 July 191617 June 19236 years, 331 days
John Ewing Nationalist18 June 192315 April 1924302 days
John Drew Labor16 April 192424 April 19306 years, 8 days
Norbert Keenan Nationalist24 April 193019 September 19311 year, 148 days
Thomas Davy Nationalist19 September 193118 February 19331 year, 152 days
Hubert Parker Nationalist24 February 193324 April 193359 days
John Willcock Labor24 April 193326 March 19351 year, 336 days
Harry Millington Labor26 March 193513 May 19361 year, 48 days
Frank Wise Labor13 May 193618 April 19392 years, 340 days
William Kitson Labor18 April 19399 December 19434 years, 235 days
John Tonkin Labor9 December 19431 April 19473 years, 113 days
Arthur Watts Country 1 April 194723 February 19535 years, 328 days
John TonkinLabor23 February 195313 May 19541 year, 79 days
Bill Hegney Labor13 May 19542 April 19594 years, 324 days
Arthur WattsCountry2 April 19591 February 19622 years, 305 days
Edgar Lewis Country1 February 19623 March 19719 years, 30 days
John TonkinLabor3 March 197112 October 1971223 days
Tom Evans Labor12 October 197130 May 19731 year, 230 days
Jerry Dolan Labor30 May 19738 April 1974313 days
Graham MacKinnon Liberal 8 April 197410 March 19772 years, 336 days
Peter Jones National (NCP)10 March 19775 March 19802 years, 361 days
Bill Grayden Liberal5 March 198025 January 19821 year, 326 days
Andrew Mensaros Liberal25 January 198225 February 19831 year, 31 days
Bob Pearce Labor25 February 198325 February 19885 years, 0 days
Dr Carmen Lawrence Labor25 February 198812 February 19901 year, 352 days
Dr Geoff Gallop Labor12 February 19905 February 1991358 days
Kay Hallahan Labor5 February 199116 February 19932 years, 11 days
Norman Moore Liberal16 February 199321 December 19952 years, 308 days
Colin Barnett Liberal21 December 199516 February 20015 years, 57 days
Alan Carpenter Labor16 February 200110 March 20054 years, 22 daysMinister for Education and Trainingnote 2
Ljiljanna Ravlich Labor10 March 200513 December 20061 year, 278 days
Mark McGowan Labor13 December 200623 September 20081 year, 285 days
Liz Constable Independent23 September 200829 June 20124 years, 179 days
Peter Collier Liberal29 June 201217 March 20174 years, 261 days [1]
Sue Ellery Labor17 March 2017present4 years, 186 daysMinister for Education and Training [2]

Notes

  1. Politicians were not officially associated with organised parties until 1904.
  2. The position was known as Minister for Education and Training from 14 January 2003 to 23 September 2008, when it reverted to its previous name. See "Constitution Acts Amendment Act 1899 - Reconstitution of the Gallop Ministry" (PDF). Western Australia Government Gazette. 14 January 2003. p. 2003:101.

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References

  1. "Hon. Peter Charles Collier". www.parliament.wa.gov.au.
  2. "Hon. Suzanne (Sue) Mary Ellery MLC". Current members. Parliament of Western Australia. n.d. Retrieved 9 September 2019.

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