Minister for Youth (Western Australia)

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Minister for Youth is a position in the government of Western Australia, currently held by Peter Tinley of the Labor Party. The position was first created after the 1983 state election, for the government of Brian Burke, and has existed in almost every government since then. The youth portfolio falls within the state government's Department of Local Government and Communities.

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.

Peter Tinley Australian politician

Peter Charles Tinley is an Australian politician and former soldier. He has been a Labor Party member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly since November 2009, representing the electorate of Willagee.

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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Titles

List of ministers

Term startTerm endMinister(s)Party
25 February 198325 February 1986 Keith Wilson   Labor
25 February 198628 February 1989 Kay Hallahan   Labor
28 February 198912 February 1990 Graham Edwards   Labor
12 February 19905 February 1991 Gordon Hill   Labor
1991–1995: no minister – responsibilities held by other ministers
29 June 199521 December 1995 Roger Nicholls   Liberal
21 December 19953 April 1996 Cheryl Edwardes   Liberal
3 April 19969 January 1997 Richard Court   Liberal
9 January 199716 February 2001 Mike Board   Liberal
6 March 200110 March 2005 Sheila McHale   Labor
10 March 20053 February 2006 Mark McGowan   Labor
3 February 200613 December 2006 David Templeman   Labor
13 December 200623 September 2008 Ljiljanna Ravlich   Labor
23 September 200822 November 2010 Donna Faragher   Liberal
22 November 201014 December 2010 John Day   Liberal
14 December 201021 March 2013 Robyn McSweeney   Liberal
21 March 201320 September 2016 Tony Simpson   Liberal
22 September 201617 March 2017 Paul Miles   Liberal
17 March 2017 Peter Tinley   Labor

See also

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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).