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.
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.
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.
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.
|Term start||Term end||Minister(s)||Party|
|16 January 1913||23 November 1914||William Johnson||Labor|
|23 November 1914||27 July 1916||Philip Collier||Labor|
|27 July 1916||28 June 1917||James Mitchell||Liberal|
|28 June 1917||15 April 1924||William George||Nationalist|
|15 April 1924||15 December 1927||Alick McCallum||Labor|
|15 December 1927||23 April 1930||Alick McCallum|
| James Cunningham |
(Agricultural and Goldfields)
|24 April 1930||24 April 1933|| John Lindsay |
| Charles Baxter |
|24 April 1933||16 March 1935||Alick McCallum (again)||Labor|
|26 March 1935||9 December 1943||Harold Millington||Labor|
|9 December 1943||1 April 1947||Albert Hawke||Labor|
|1 April 1947||6 April 1950||Victor Doney||Country|
|6 April 1950||23 February 1953||David Brand||Liberal|
|23 February 1953||2 April 1959||John Tonkin||Labor|
|2 April 1959||16 March 1965||Gerald Wild||Liberal|
|16 March 1965||3 March 1971||Ross Hutchinson||Liberal|
|3 March 1971||8 April 1974||Colin Jamieson||Labor|
|8 April 1974||10 March 1977||Des O'Neil||Liberal|
|10 March 1977||25 August 1978||Ray O'Connor||Liberal|
|25 August 1978||5 March 1980||Graham MacKinnon||Liberal|
|5 March 1980||25 February 1983||Andrew Mensaros||Liberal|
|25 February 1983||12 May 1986||Arthur Tonkin||Labor|
|12 May 1986||25 July 1986||Des Dans||Labor|
|25 July 1986||16 February 1993||Ernie Bridge||Labor|
|16 February 1993||10 February 1995||Paul Omodei||Liberal|
|10 February 1995||21 December 1995||Peter Foss||Liberal|
|21 December 1995||9 January 1997||Roger Nicholls||Liberal|
|9 January 1997||16 February 2001||Kim Hames||Liberal|
|16 February 2001||1 July 2001||Judy Edwards||Labor|
|2001–2005: no minister – responsibilities held by the Minister for the Environment|
|10 March 2005||25 January 2006||Geoff Gallop||Labor|
|25 January 2006||3 February 2006||Alan Carpenter||Labor|
|3 February 2006||23 September 2008||John Kobelke||Labor|
|23 September 2008||14 December 2010||Graham Jacobs||Liberal|
|14 December 2010||21 March 2013||Bill Marmion||Liberal|
|21 March 2013||11 December 2013||Terry Redman||National|
|11 December 2013||17 March 2017||Mia Davies||National|
|17 March 2017||Dave Kelly||Labor|
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