- Margaret Quirk
Margret Quirk Incumbent Assumed office
10 February 2001
Preceded by Edward Cunningham Constituency Girrawheen Personal details Born 26 June 1957
Adelaide, South Australia South Australia
Nationality Australian Political party Australian Labor Party Profession Barrister Solicitor
Margaret Mary Quirk is a current Australian Labor Party MP serving the role of Minister for Corrective Services; Small Business; Minister Assisting the Minister for Federal-State Relations in the state of Western Australia. She is the current Member for Girrawheen.
She was elected as the member for Girrawheen in 2001 and served as Government Whip and was Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Justice. During her second term in office she was appointed as Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier.
As Corrective Services Minister, Quirk received wide criticism in 2007 for her initial refusal to grant convicted heroin trafficker Holly Deane-Johns the opportunity to a prisoner exchange arrangement with Thailand. The decision was later rescinded, and Deane-Johns arrived back in Australia on 7 December 2007.
- ^ "Quirk rejects Deane-Johns plea". perthnow.com. 15 June 2007. http://www.news.com.au/perthnow/story/0,21598,21903979-2761,00.html. Retrieved 2007-06-28. [dead link]
- ^ Gabrielle Knowles (7 December 2007). "Holly Deane-Johns flies home from Thailand". The West. http://www.thewest.com.au/default.aspx?MenuID=77&ContentID=49962. Retrieved 2007-12-07. [dead link]
Born to parents Professor James Quirk and Helen Quirk with older brother Christopher Quirk. She currently has three nephews (Charles, Thomas and John) and two nieces (Eleanor and Anna).
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