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Minister for Health is a position in the government of Western Australia, currently held by Roger Cook of the Labor Party. The position was first created in 1919, in the first ministry formed by James Mitchell, and has existed in every government since, with the minister being responsible for the Department for Health. Prior to 1919, the minister responsible for public health was the Colonial Secretary.

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Term startTerm endMinisterParty
17 May 19193 April 1921 Hal Colebatch   Nationalist
13 April 192122 August 1922 Frank Broun   Country
22 August 192215 April 1924 Richard Sampson   Country
16 April 192430 April 1927 John Drew   Labor
30 April 192723 April 1930 Selby Munsie   Labor
24 April 193024 April 1933 Charles Latham   Country
24 April 193312 March 1938Selby Munsie (again)  Labor
24 March 19383 August 1945 Alexander Panton   Labor
3 August 19451 April 1947 Emil Nulsen   Labor
1 April 19475 January 1948 Hubert Parker   Liberal
5 January 19487 October 1949 Arthur Abbott   Liberal
7 October 194923 February 1953 Florence Cardell-Oliver   Liberal
23 February 19532 April 1959Emil Nulsen (again)  Labor
2 April 195917 August 1965 Ross Hutchinson   Liberal
17 August 19653 March 1971 Graham MacKinnon   Liberal
3 March 19718 April 1974 Ron Davies   Labor
8 April 197420 May 1975 Norm Baxter   National Country
20 May 19755 June 1975Graham MacKinnon (again)  Liberal
5 June 197510 March 1977Norm Baxter (again)  National Country
10 March 197725 August 1978 Alan Ridge   Liberal
25 August 197825 February 1983 Ray Young   Liberal
25 February 198325 February 1986 Barry Hodge   Labor
25 February 198625 February 1988 Ian Taylor   Labor
25 February 198813 November 1992 Keith Wilson   Labor
26 November 199216 February 1993Ian Taylor (again)  Labor
16 February 199310 February 1995 Peter Foss   Liberal
10 February 199521 December 1995 Graham Kierath   Liberal
21 December 199528 July 1998 Kevin Prince   Liberal
28 July 199816 February 2001 John Day   Liberal
16 February 200117 June 2003 Bob Kucera   Labor
27 June 200323 September 2008 Jim McGinty   Labor
23 September 200831 March 2016 Kim Hames   Liberal
31 March 201617 March 2017John Day (again)  Liberal
17 March 2017 Roger Cook   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).