Minister for Tourism (Western Australia)

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The Minister for Tourism is a position in the Cabinet of Western Australia, first created in 1959 during the Brand–Watts Ministry under the title Minister for Tourists. The current title was adopted in 1971.

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The current Minister for Tourism is Paul Paplia of the Labor Party. The minister, who has generally held other portfolios in addition to tourism, is responsible for Tourism Western Australia (previously the Western Australian Tourism Commission), the state government agency responsible for promoting Western Australia as a holiday destination and as an events venue.

List of Ministers for Tourism

Twenty-three people have been appointed as Minister for Tourism or equivalent. The inaugural minister, Sir David Brand, was also the longest-serving minister, serving for 11 years and 335 days. He was also premier during his time as tourism minister, which has since also occurred with Brian Burke, Richard Court, and Colin Barnett. Barnett was briefly minister during the Court–Cowan government, from 1993 to 1994, and then served twice as minister during his own government (briefly in 2013 and then from 2016), a gap of almost 20 years. Pam Beggs and Kim Hames also served non-consecutive terms as minister. [1]

In the table below, members of the Legislative Council are designated "MLC". All others were members of the Legislative Assembly at the time of their service. In Western Australia, serving ministers are entitled to be styled "The Honourable", and may retain the style after three years' service in the ministry. [2]

OrderMinisterPartyPremierTitleTerm startTerm endTerm in office
1Sir David Brand   Liberal Brand Minister for Tourists2 April 19593 March 197111 years, 335 days
2 Tom Evans   Labor Tonkin 3 March 197112 October 1971223 days
3 Don Taylor  Minister for Tourism12 October 197130 May 19731 year, 230 days
4 Ronald Thompson MLC 30 May 19738 April 1974313 days
5 Bill Grayden   Liberal C. Court 8 April 19745 June 19751 year, 58 days
6 Alan Ridge  5 June 197510 March 19771 year, 278 days
7 Graham MacKinnon MLC 10 March 19775 March 19802 years, 361 days
8 Ray O'Connor  5 March 198012 February 1981344 days
9 Peter Jones  12 February 198125 January 1982347 days
10 Barry MacKinnon   O'Connor 25 January 198225 February 19831 year, 31 days
11 Brian Burke   Labor Burke 25 February 198320 December 19841 year, 299 days
12 Des Dans MLC 20 December 198426 February 19861 year, 68 days
11 Pam Beggs  26 February 198625 February 1988see below
  Dowding 25 February 198828 February 1989
12 Julian Grill  28 February 198912 February 1990349 days
(11)Pam Beggs  Lawrence 12 February 199016 February 19936 years,
6 days
13 Doug Shave   Liberal R. Court 16 February 199324 August 1993189 days
14 Colin Barnett  25 August 199325 January 1994see below
15 Richard Court  25 January 199421 December 19951 year, 330 days
16 Norman Moore MLC 21 December 199516 February 20015 years, 57 days
17 Clive Brown   Labor Gallop 6 March 200127 June 20032 years, 113 days
18 Bob Kucera  27 June 200310 March 20051 year, 256 days
19 Mark McGowan  10 March 200525 January 2006330 days
  Carpenter 25 January 20063 February 2006
20 Sheila McHale  3 February 200623 September 20082 years, 233 days
21 Liz Constable   Independent Barnett 23 September 200814 December 20102 years, 82 days
22 Kim Hames   Liberal 14 December 201022 July 2013see below
(14)Colin Barnett 22 July 20135 August 2013167 days
23 Liza Harvey  5 August 20138 December 20141 year, 125 days
(22)Kim Hames 8 December 201431 March 20161 year, 114 days
24Paul Paplia LaborMcGowan6 April 2017Incumbent3 years, 96 days

List of assistant Ministers for Tourism

Ian Laurance was assistant minister to Ray O'Connor and Peter Jones during the last years of the Court government, led by Sir Charles Court. O'Connor and Jones both held multiple other portfolios. [1]

OrderMinisterPartyPremierTitleTerm startTerm endTerm in office
1 Ian Laurance   Liberal C. Court Honorary Minister assisting the Minister for Tourism5 March 198025 January 19821 year, 326 days

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References

  1. 1 2 Tourism Ministers of Western Australia – Parliamentary Library of Western Australia. Last updated 29 June 2012. Retrieved 10 March 2015.
  2. Addressing a Member of Parliament – Parliament of Western Australia. Retrieved 10 March 2015.