Graham Giffard

Graham Thomas Giffard (born 21 February 1959) is an Australian politician. He was a Labor member of the Western Australian Legislative Council from 2000 to 2008, representing the North Metropolitan Region.

Graham Giffard
Member of the Legislative Council
of Western Australia
In office
7 February 2000 – 11 August 2008
ConstituencyNorth Metropolitan Region
Personal details
Born (1959-02-21) 21 February 1959 (age 61)
Camberwell, Victoria, Australia
Political partyLabor Party
EducationBA MA
ProfessionIndustrial Officer CFMEU

Born in Camberwell, Victoria, Giffard moved to Western Australia in 1981 and joined the Labor Party in 1986. For two years he worked for the member for Fremantle, John Dawkins and then another two years for secretary of the Cabinet, Bill Thomas.

For the following eight years Giffard worked for the Builders Labourers Federation.[1]

He was first elected to Parliament in February 2000 on a countback for the South Metropolitan Region after the resignation of John Halden, and subsequently re-elected to the North Metropolitan Region in the 2001 and 2005 state elections he is a member of the Labor Party.[2]

Giffard resigned his seat on 11 August 2008 to stand as the Labor Party candidate for the Legislative Assembly district of Swan Hills at the 2008 state election. He was defeated by Liberal Party candidate Frank Alban.


  1. ^ "Graham Giffard - Inaugural Speech" (PDF). 2008. Archived (PDF) from the original on 24 December 2010. Retrieved 24 July 2008.
  2. ^ "Extract from the Western Australian Parliamentary Handbook". 2008. Retrieved 24 July 2008.