Government of Western Australia

The Government of Western Australia, formally referred to as Her Majesty's Government of Western Australia, is the Australian state democratic administrative authority of Western Australia. It is also commonly referred to as the WA Government or the Western Australian Government. The Government of Western Australia, a parliamentary constitutional monarchy, was formed in 1890 as prescribed in its Constitution, as amended from time to time. Since the Federation of Australia in 1901, Western Australia has been a state of the Commonwealth of Australia, and the Constitution of Australia regulates its relationship with the Commonwealth. Under the Australian Constitution, Western Australia ceded legislative and judicial supremacy to the Commonwealth, but retained powers in all matters not in conflict with the Commonwealth.

Her Majesty's Government in Western Australia
State Government
Logo of the Western Australian Government and its agencies Coat of arms of the State of Western Australia
Formation
Founding documentConstitution on Western Australia
State Western Australia
Country Australia
Websitewa.gov.au
Crown
Head of state (sovereign)Monarch (Queen)
Vice-regal representativeGovernor
SeatGovernment House
Legislative branch
LegislatureParliament of Western Australia
Meeting placeParliament House
Executive branch
Head of GovernmentPremier
Main bodyWestern Australian Ministry
AppointerGovernor on behalf of the Queen of Australia in right of the State of Western Australia.
HeadquartersDumas House
Main organExecutive Council
Departments18 departments
Judicial branch
CourtSupreme Court
SeatSupreme Court building, Perth

Executive and judicial powersEdit

Western Australia is governed according to the principles of the Westminster system, a form of parliamentary government based on the model of the United Kingdom. Legislative power rests with the Parliament of Western Australia, which consists of The Queen, represented by the Governor of Western Australia, and the two Houses, the Western Australian Legislative Council (the upper house) and the Western Australian Legislative Assembly (the lower house). Executive power rests formally with the Executive Council, which consists of the Governor and senior ministers.[citation needed]

The Governor, as representative of the Crown, is the formal repository of power, which is exercised by him or her on the advice of the Premier of Western Australia and the Cabinet. The Premier and Ministers are appointed by the Governor, and hold office by virtue of their ability to command the support of a majority of members of the Legislative Assembly. Judicial power is exercised by the Supreme Court of Western Australia and a system of subordinate courts, but the High Court of Australia and other federal courts have overriding jurisdiction on matters which fall under the ambit of the Australian Constitution.

MinistriesEdit

As of 1 June 2021, the following individuals serve as government ministers, at the pleasure of the Queen, represented by the Governor of Western Australia. The government cabinet and ministers are listed in order of seniority,[1] while their opposition counterparts are listed to correspond with the government ministers.[2] All ministers and shadow ministers are members of the Parliament of Western Australia.

Minister Office Portrait Party Opposition
counterpart
Office Portrait Party
Mark McGowan MLA Premier
Minister for Public Sector Management
Minister for Federal-State Relations
    Labor Mia Davies MLA Leader of the Opposition
Shadow Minister for Public Sector Management
Shadow Minister for Federal-State Relations
  National
Treasurer Steve Thomas MLC Shadow Treasurer   Liberal
Roger Cook MLA Deputy Premier     Labor Shane Love MLA Deputy Leader of the Opposition     National
Minister for Health
Minister for Medical Research
Libby Mettam MLA Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party
Shadow Minister for Health
  Liberal
Martin Aldridge MLC Shadow Minister for Regional Health   National
Minister for State Development
Minister for Science
David Honey MLA Leader of the Liberal Party
Shadow Minister for State Development
Shadow Minister for Science
  Liberal
Minister for Jobs and Trade Mia Davies MLA Shadow Minister for Jobs and Trade   National
Sue Ellery MLC Minister for Education and Training     Labor Peter Rundle MLA Shadow Minister for Education and Training   National
Leader of the Legislative Council Steve Thomas MLC Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Council   Liberal
Stephen Dawson MLC Minister for Mental Health     Labor Libby Mettam MLA Shadow Minister for Mental Health   Liberal
Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Vince Catania MLA Shadow Minister for Aboriginal Affairs     National
Minister for Industrial Relations Nick Goiran MLC Shadow Minister for Industrial Relations   Liberal
Deputy Leader in the Legislative Council Colin de Grussa MLC Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Council   National
Alannah MacTiernan MLC Minister for Agriculture and Food     Labor Shadow Minister for Agriculture and Food
Minister for Regional Development Mia Davies MLA Shadow Minister for Regional Development   National
Minister for Hydrogen Industry David Honey MLA Shadow Minister for Hydrogen   Liberal
David Templeman MLA Minister for Tourism   Labor Vince Catania MLA Shadow Minister for Tourism     National
Minister for Culture and The Arts Peter Collier MLC Shadow Minister for Culture and the Arts   Liberal
Minister for Heritage Neil Thomson MLC Shadow Minister for Heritage   Liberal
Leader of the House Shane Love MLA Manager of Opposition Business     National
John Quigley MLA Attorney General   Labor Nick Goiran MLC Shadow Attorney General   Liberal
Minister for Electoral Affairs Mia Davies MLA Shadow Minister for Electoral Affairs   National
Paul Papalia MLA Minister for Road Safety   Labor Martin Aldridge MLC Shadow Minister for Road Safety   National
Minister for Defence Industry Tjorn Sibma MLC Shadow Minister for Defence Industry   Liberal
Minister for Veterans Issues Colin de Grussa MLC Shadow Minister for Veterans Affairs   National
Minister for Police Peter Collier MLC Shadow Minister for Police   Liberal
Bill Johnston MLA Minister for Corrective Services   Labor Shadow Minister for Corrective Services
Minister for Energy David Honey MLA Shadow Minister for Energy   Liberal
Minister for Mines and Petroleum Shane Love MLA Shadow Minister for Mines and Petroleum     National
Rita Saffioti MLA Minister for Transport   Labor Shadow Minister for Transport
Minister for Ports Colin de Grussa MLC Shadow Minister for Ports   National
Minister for Planning Neil Thomson MLC Shadow Minister for Planning   Liberal
Tony Buti MLA Minister for Lands     Labor Shadow Minister for Lands
Minister for Sport and Recreation Peter Rundle MLA Shadow Minister for Sports and Recreation   National
Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Interests Tjorn Sibma MLC Shadow Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs   Liberal
Minister for Finance Mia Davies MLA Shadow Minister for Finance   National
Simone McGurk MLA Minister for Women's Interests     Labor Shadow Minister for Women's Interests
Minister for Child Protection Nick Goiran MLC Shadow Minister for Child Protection   Liberal
Minister for Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence Libby Mettam MLA Shadow Minister for Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence   Liberal
Minister for Community Services Donna Faragher MLC Shadow Minister for Community Services
Shadow Minister for Early Childhood Learning
    Liberal
Dave Kelly MLA Minister for Youth     Labor Shadow Minister for Youth
Minister for Water James Hayward MLC Shadow Minister for Water   National
Minister for Forestry Steven Martin MLC Shadow Minister for Forestry   Liberal
Amber-Jade Sanderson MLA Minister for the Environment   Labor Tjorn Sibma MLC Shadow Minister for Environment   Liberal
Minister for Commerce Vince Catania MLA Shadow Minister for Commerce
Shadow Minister for Government Accountability
    National
Minister for Climate Action Shane Love MLA Shadow Minister for Climate Action     National
John Carey MLA Minister for Housing   Labor Steven Martin MLC Shadow Minister for Housing   Liberal
Minister for Local Government James Hayward MLC Shadow Minister for Local Government
Shadow Minister for Regional Cities
  National
Don Punch MLA Minister for Disability Services   Labor Libby Mettam MLA Shadow Minister for Disability Services   Liberal
Minister for Fisheries Colin de Grussa MLC Shadow Minister for Fisheries   National
Minister for Innovation and ICT David Honey MLA Shadow Minister for Innovation and ICT   Liberal
Minister for Seniors and Ageing Donna Faragher MLC Shadow Minister for Seniors and Ageing     Liberal
Reece Whitby MLA Minister for Emergency Services
Minister for Volunteering
  Labor Martin Aldridge MLC Shadow Minister for Emergency Services
Shadow Minister for Volunteering
Shadow Minister for Regional Communications
  National
Minister for Racing and Gaming Peter Rundle MLA Shadow Minister for Racing and Gaming   National
Minister for Small Business Steve Thomas MLC Shadow Minister for Small Business   Liberal

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Western Australian Government Ministry". Premier of Western Australia & Cabinet Ministers. Government of Western Australia. 20 December 2019. Archived from the original on 6 March 2021. Retrieved 4 June 2021.
  2. ^ "Member List". Parliament of Western Australia. Parliament of Western Australia. Archived from the original on 18 March 2021. Retrieved 16 November 2021.

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