Minister for Water (Western Australia)

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Minister for Water is a position in the government of Western Australia, currently held by Dave Kelly of the Labor Party. The position was first created in 1913, for the government of John Scaddan, and has existed in almost every government since then. The minister is responsible for the state government's Department of Water, which manage water resources in Western Australia. Until the 1930s, the responsibilities now held by the Minister for Water were often shared by two ministers, each with a different title.

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.

Dave Kelly (politician) Australian politician

David Joseph Kelly is an Australian politician who has been a member of the Legislative Assembly of Western Australia since 2013, representing the seat of Bassendean. In the McGowan Ministry, he is Minister for Water, Minister for Fisheries, Minister for Forestry, Minister for Innovation and ICT, and Minister for Science.

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 endMinister(s)Party
16 January 191323 November 1914 William Johnson   Labor
23 November 191427 July 1916 Philip Collier   Labor
27 July 191628 June 1917 James Mitchell   Liberal
28 June 191715 April 1924 William George   Nationalist
15 April 192415 December 1927 Alick McCallum   Labor
15 December 192723 April 1930Alick McCallum
(Metropolitan)
  Labor
James Cunningham
(Agricultural and Goldfields)
  Labor
24 April 193024 April 1933 John Lindsay
(Metropolitan)
  Country
Charles Baxter
(Country)
  Country
24 April 193316 March 1935Alick McCallum (again)  Labor
26 March 19359 December 1943 Harold Millington   Labor
9 December 19431 April 1947 Albert Hawke   Labor
1 April 19476 April 1950 Victor Doney   Country
6 April 195023 February 1953 David Brand   Liberal
23 February 19532 April 1959 John Tonkin   Labor
2 April 195916 March 1965 Gerald Wild   Liberal
16 March 19653 March 1971 Ross Hutchinson   Liberal
3 March 19718 April 1974 Colin Jamieson   Labor
8 April 197410 March 1977 Des O'Neil   Liberal
10 March 197725 August 1978 Ray O'Connor   Liberal
25 August 19785 March 1980 Graham MacKinnon   Liberal
5 March 198025 February 1983 Andrew Mensaros   Liberal
25 February 198312 May 1986 Arthur Tonkin   Labor
12 May 198625 July 1986 Des Dans   Labor
25 July 198616 February 1993 Ernie Bridge   Labor
16 February 199310 February 1995 Paul Omodei   Liberal
10 February 199521 December 1995 Peter Foss   Liberal
21 December 19959 January 1997 Roger Nicholls   Liberal
9 January 199716 February 2001 Kim Hames   Liberal
16 February 20011 July 2001 Judy Edwards   Labor
2001–2005: no minister – responsibilities held by the Minister for the Environment
10 March 200525 January 2006 Geoff Gallop   Labor
25 January 20063 February 2006 Alan Carpenter   Labor
3 February 200623 September 2008 John Kobelke   Labor
23 September 200814 December 2010 Graham Jacobs   Liberal
14 December 201021 March 2013 Bill Marmion   Liberal
21 March 201311 December 2013 Terry Redman   National
11 December 201317 March 2017 Mia Davies   National
17 March 2017 Dave Kelly   Labor

See also

Minister for the Environment is a position in the government of Western Australia, currently held by Stephen Dawson of the Labor Party. The position was first created in December 1970, in what would be the last months of the government of Sir David Brand. It has existed in every government since then, sometimes under different titles. The minister is responsible two state government departments – the Department of Environment Regulation and the Department of Parks and Wildlife.

Minister for Fisheries is a position in the government of Western Australia, currently held by Dave Kelly of the Labor Party. The position was first created after the 1947 state election, in the new ministry formed by Ross McLarty. It has existed in every government since then, sometimes under different titles. The minister is currently responsible for the state government's Department of Fisheries, which is responsible for commercial and recreational fishing in Western Australia.

Minister for Lands is a position in the government of Western Australia, currently held by Rita Saffioti of the Labor Party. The position was first created in 1870, under the name Commissioner of Crown Lands, at a time when Western Australia was still a British colony and had not yet achieved responsible government. Exception for a brief period between 2001 and 2003, it has existed in every government since then. The minister is currently responsible for the state government's Department of Lands, which is responsible for the management of crown land in Western Australia.

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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).