Minister for Science is a position in the government of Western Australia, currently held by Roger Cook as part of the McGowan Ministry. The position was first created in 2001, in the ministry of Geoff Gallop, and has existed in every government since then. The minister is responsible for the state government's Office of Science, which falls within the Department of Premier and Cabinet.
|Term start||Term end||Minister||Party|
|16 February 2001||10 March 2005||Geoff Gallop||Labor|
|10 March 2005||3 February 2006||Judy Edwards||Labor|
|3 February 2006||13 December 2006||Fran Logan||Labor|
|13 December 2006||23 September 2008||Alan Carpenter||Labor|
|23 September 2008||28 April 2010||Troy Buswell||Liberal|
|28 April 2010||14 December 2010||Bill Marmion||Liberal|
|14 December 2010||21 March 2013||John Day||Liberal|
|21 March 2013||17 March 2017||Colin Barnett||Liberal|
|17 March 2017||Dave Kelly||Labor|
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