|Government Whip in the Legislative Council|
16 May 2018
|Preceded by||Martin Pritchard|
|Member of the Western Australian Legislative Council for the North Metropolitan Region|
22 May 2021
|Preceded by||Alannah MacTiernan|
|Member of the Western Australian Legislative Council for the South Metropolitan Region|
22 May 2017 –21 May 2021
|Preceded by||Sheila Mills|
|Succeeded by||Klara Andric|
|Member of the Gosnells City Council|
19 October 2013 –22 May 2017
Yang Shuai Yang (杨帅)
27 January 1983
Harbin, Heilongjiang, China
|Alma mater||University of Western Australia (LLB, BA)|
|Branch/service||Australian Army Reserve|
|Years of service||2006–2016|
Pierre Shuai Yang (simplified Chinese :杨帅; traditional Chinese :楊帥; pinyin :Yáng Shuài; born on 27 January 1983) is a Chinese Australian lawyer and politician. He was elected to the Western Australian Legislative Council at the 2017 state election, as a Labor member in South Metropolitan Region. His term began on 22 May 2017.
Yang moved to Australia when he was 15-years-old (1998), as an overseas student. Around three years later, in September 2001, Yang joined the Labor Party, stating (of the party) in his inaugural speech in the Legislative Council: “The Labor Party believes in a fair and compassionate society where a fair day’s work will return a fair day’s pay and the most vulnerable of our community are supported and protected. The Labor Party believes in giving voice to the voiceless and creating jobs for the jobless, and the Labor Party believes in giving people a fair go.”
Yang was a member of Gosnells City Council before entering state politics.He joined the Australian Army Reserve in 2006, and at the rank of captain, was assigned as a liaison officer and translator on board the Chinese salvage/rescue vessel Dong Hai Jiu 101 during the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
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In 2018, it was reported that Yang had not declared to parliament his membership of the Northeast China Federation and the Association of Great China, which are allegedly affiliated with the Chinese Communist Party through its United Front Work Department. He subsequently stated that he had resigned from the two organisations.
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