Minister for Emergency Services (Western Australia)

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Minister for Emergency Services is a position in the government of Western Australia, currently held by Fran Logan of the Labor Party. A separate emergency services portfolio was first created in 1982, for the government of Ray O'Connor. It has often been held by the Minister of Police, and on two occasions (from 1983 to 1990 and from 2001 to 2008) the two portfolios were merged under a single Minister for Police and Emergency Services. The current minister is responsible for the state government's Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES).

Government of Western Australia state government of Western Australia

The Government of Western Australia, formally referred to as Her Majesty's Government of Western Australia, is the Australian state democratic administrative authority of Western Australia. It is also commonly referred to as the WA Government or the Western Australian Government. The Government of Western Australia, a parliamentary constitutional monarchy, was formed in 1890 as prescribed in its Constitution, as amended from time to time. Since the Federation of Australia in 1901, Western Australia has been a state of the Commonwealth of Australia, and the Constitution of Australia regulates its relationship with the Commonwealth. Under the Australian Constitution, Western Australia ceded legislative and judicial supremacy to the Commonwealth, but retained powers in all matters not in conflict with the Commonwealth.

Fran Logan Australian politician

Francis Michael Logan has been the Minister for Emergency Services and Corrective Services in the McGowan Labor Government since 17 March 2017 and sits in Western Australia's Legislative Assembly.

Australian Labor Party (Western Australian Branch) Western Australian state branch of the Australian Labor Party

The Australian Labor Party , 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.

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List of ministers

Term startTerm endMinisterParty
25 January 198225 February 1983 Cyril Rushton   Liberal
1983–1990: no minister – responsibilities held by combined Minister for Police and Emergency Services
19 February 199016 February 1993 Graham Edwards   Labor
16 February 19939 January 1997 Bob Wiese   National
9 January 199728 July 1998 John Day   Liberal
28 July 199816 February 2001 Kevin Prince   Liberal
16 February 20011 July 2001 Michelle Roberts   Labor
2001–2008: no minister – responsibilities held by combined Minister for Police and Emergency Services
23 September 20086 December 2011 Rob Johnson   Liberal
6 December 201121 March 2013 Troy Buswell   Liberal
21 March 201317 March 2017 Joe Francis   Liberal
17 March 2017 Fran Logan   Labor

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David William Black is a Western Australian historian. He has lectured and written extensively on Australian and Western Australian history, especially political history. He was Professor in History and Politics in the School of Social Sciences and Asian Languages at Curtin University of Technology until his retirement in 2002, and is now Professor Emeritus. He is currently Chairperson of the Parliamentary History Advisory Committee, and a Parliamentary Fellow (History).