Mick Murray (politician)


Mick Murray (politician)
Mick Murray
Incumbent
Assumed office
10 February 2001
Preceded by Hilda Turnbull
Constituency Collie-Preston
Personal details
Born November 26, 1949 (1949-11-26) (age 61)
Subiaco, Western Australia Western Australia
Nationality Australian
Political party Australian Labor Party
Profession Mechanic

Michael "Mick" Philip Murray was born on 26 November 1949 in Perth, Australia. He has been a Labor member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly since February 2001. He represented the electorate of Collie from 2001 to 2005 and has represented the electorate of Collie-Preston since an electoral redistribution in 2005.[1]

Growing up in the small town of Duranillin in the Shire of West Arthur, Murray attended the local primary school before moving to Collie with his parents and completing his education in local state schools. Murray completed his apprenticeship as a mechanic and worked in the North West of Western Australia before settling back in Collie to work in the coal mines.

Murray contested the seat of Collie twice before defeating the sitting member, Hilda Turnbull, in the 2001 election on a swing of 9.4% and a two-party-preferred majority of 2.6%.[2] The electorate of Collie was abolished in 2003 to become Collie-Wellington and Murray retained the seat in 2005 election with a comfortable majority of 9.3%.

While in Parliament, Murray has been a member of the Economics and Industry Standing Committee and Joint Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation committees. He has been a trustee of the Parliamentary superannuation fund from 2001 and a Deputy government whip from 2001 to 2005. Additionally, he is the Convenor of the Country Labor grouping within the Western Australian Labor Party.

References


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Mick Murray — may refer to: Mick Murray (Irish republican) (c.1936–1999), ringleader of the Birmingham Pub Bombings Mick Murray (politician) (born 1949), member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly See also Michael Murray (disambiguation) This… …   Wikipedia

  • Murray Cowper — Not to be confused with Murray Couper. Murray Cowper Incumbent Assumed office 26 February 2005 Constituency Murray Wellington Personal details Born 25 October 1960 Perth …   Wikipedia

  • Murray, Utah —   City   Murray City Hall …   Wikipedia

  • Mick Connelly — For other people of that name, see Michael Connelly (disambiguation). Parliament of New Zealand Years Term Electorate Party 1956–57 Labour …   Wikipedia

  • Mark McGowan (politician) — Mark McGowan Incumbent Assumed office 14 December 1996 Preceded by Michael Barnett Constituency Rockingham Personal details Born July 13, 1967 …   Wikipedia

  • Joe Wilson (U.S. politician) — Joe Wilson Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from South Carolina s 2nd district Incumbent Assumed office …   Wikipedia

  • Colin Barnett — The Honourable Colin Barnett MLA 29th Premier of Western Australia Elections: 2008 …   Wikipedia

  • Birmingham pub bombings — Infobox terrorist attack title=Birmingham Pub Bombings location=Birmingham, United Kingdom target=Public Houses in Birmingham date=21 November 1974 time = 2017 2025 timezone = GMT type= Time bombs fatalities=21 injuries=182 perps=Provisional… …   Wikipedia

  • Chris Tallentire — Christopher John Chris Tallentire is an Australian politician. He has been a Labor Party member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly since the 2008 state election, representing Gosnells. Prior to the election, Tallentire was the… …   Wikipedia

  • Mike Nahan — opening the Willeton Rotary Fair 2010 Michael Dennis Mike Nahan (born 2 July 1950) is an Australian politician. He has been a Liberal member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly since 2008. Nahan first entered politics at the 2008 state …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.