Kim Hames

Kim Hames

Infobox MLA | name =Kim Hames

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nationality =Australian
order =
term_start =6 February 1993
term_end =
deputy =
predecessor =Arthur Marshall
successor =
birth_date =Birth date and age|1953|3|24|mf=y
birth_place =Subiaco, Western Australia Western Australia
constituency =Dawesville
party =Liberal Party of Australia
spouse =
profession =Doctor
education =MBBS
religion =

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Kim Desmond Hames (born 24 March 1953 in Subiaco, Western Australia) is a Western Australian politician and Deputy Premier under Colin Barnett. Dr Hames represents the seat of Dawesville in the Western Australian Legislative Assembly for the Liberal party since 2005 election. [cite web|url=|title=Extract from the Western Australian Parliamentary Handbook|year=2007|accessdate=2008-05-30]

First elected in 1993 to the electorate of Dianella, Hames lost his seat in a redistribution in 1994, he was subsequently elected to the new seat of Yokine in 1996 then lost the seat in the 2001 election. Hames won preselection for the seat of Dawesville after the retirement of the sitting member Arthur Marshall. [cite web|url=|title=ABC Online News - Western Australian Election 2005|year=2008|accessdate=2008-06-01]

Appointed as the minister of Housing, Aboriginal Affairs and Water resources in 1997, Hames held on to these portfolios until the defeat of Richard Court's Liberal government in the 2001 election.

Hames is currently the shadow minister of Health and Indigenous Affairs and was appointed the the Deputy Leader of the Opposition in 2008. [cite web|url=|title=Liberal Party of WA - Kim Hames|year=2008|accessdate=2008-06-03]


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