Pierre Yang

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Pierre Yang

MLC
杨帅
Pierre Yang, Portrait.jpg
Government Whip in the Legislative Council
Assumed office
16 May 2018
Premier Mark McGowan
Leader Sue Ellery
Preceded by Martin Pritchard
Member of the Western Australian Legislative Council for the North Metropolitan Region
Assumed office
22 May 2021
Preceded by Alannah MacTiernan
Member of the Western Australian Legislative Council for the South Metropolitan Region
In office
22 May 2017 21 May 2021
Preceded by Sheila Mills
Succeeded by Klara Andric
Member of the Gosnells City Council
In office
19 October 2013 22 May 2017
Personal details
Born
Yang Shuai Yang (杨帅)

(1983-01-27) 27 January 1983 (age 38)
Harbin, Heilongjiang, China
Nationality Australian
Political party Labor
Spouse(s)Hazel Yang
Children2
Alma mater University of Western Australia (LLB, BA)
Occupation
  • Lawyer
  • Politician
Military service
AllegianceFlag of Australia (converted).svg Australia
Branch/service Australian Army Emblem.svg Australian Army Reserve
Years of service2006–2016
Rank Australian Army OF-2.svg Captain

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.” [1]

Yang was a member of Gosnells City Council before entering state politics. [2] 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. [3]

On 16 May 2018, Yang was elected by the Labor Caucus to the position of Government Whip in the Legislative Council, following the resignation of the position by Martin Pritchard. [4]

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. [5] [6] [7] [8]

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References

  1. "Inaugural Speech – Hon. Pierre Yang, MLC" (PDF). Western Australian Legislative Council. 25 May 2017.
  2. Spagnolo, Joe (12 November 2015). "Matt Keogh to contest Burt for Labor after Pierre Yang withdraws". PerthNow . Archived from the original on 25 March 2017. Retrieved 25 March 2017.
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  4. "Government Whip – Statement" (PDF). Western Australian Legislative Assembly. 16 May 2018.
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