Minister for Health (Western Australia)

Minister for Health is a position in the government of Western Australia, currently held by Roger Cook of the Labor Party. The position was first created in 1919, in the first ministry formed by James Mitchell, and has existed in every government since, with the minister being responsible for the Department for Health. Prior to 1919, the minister responsible for public health was the Colonial Secretary.

TitlesEdit

  • 17 May 1919 – 15 April 1924: Minister for Public Health
  • 16 April 1924 – present: Minister for Health

List of ministersEdit

Term start Term end Minister Party
17 May 1919 3 April 1921 Hal Colebatch   Nationalist
13 April 1921 22 August 1922 Frank Broun   Country
22 August 1922 15 April 1924 Richard Sampson   Country
16 April 1924 30 April 1927 John Drew   Labor
30 April 1927 23 April 1930 Selby Munsie   Labor
24 April 1930 24 April 1933 Charles Latham   Country
24 April 1933 12 March 1938 Selby Munsie (again)   Labor
24 March 1938 3 August 1945 Alexander Panton   Labor
3 August 1945 1 April 1947 Emil Nulsen   Labor
1 April 1947 5 January 1948 Hubert Parker   Liberal
5 January 1948 7 October 1949 Arthur Abbott   Liberal
7 October 1949 23 February 1953 Florence Cardell-Oliver   Liberal
23 February 1953 2 April 1959 Emil Nulsen (again)   Labor
2 April 1959 17 August 1965 Ross Hutchinson   Liberal
17 August 1965 3 March 1971 Graham MacKinnon   Liberal
3 March 1971 8 April 1974 Ron Davies   Labor
8 April 1974 20 May 1975 Norm Baxter   National Country
20 May 1975 5 June 1975 Graham MacKinnon (again)   Liberal
5 June 1975 10 March 1977 Norm Baxter (again)   National Country
10 March 1977 25 August 1978 Alan Ridge   Liberal
25 August 1978 25 February 1983 Ray Young   Liberal
25 February 1983 25 February 1986 Barry Hodge   Labor
25 February 1986 25 February 1988 Ian Taylor   Labor
25 February 1988 13 November 1992 Keith Wilson   Labor
26 November 1992 16 February 1993 Ian Taylor (again)   Labor
16 February 1993 10 February 1995 Peter Foss   Liberal
10 February 1995 21 December 1995 Graham Kierath   Liberal
21 December 1995 28 July 1998 Kevin Prince   Liberal
28 July 1998 16 February 2001 John Day   Liberal
16 February 2001 17 June 2003 Bob Kucera   Labor
27 June 2003 23 September 2008 Jim McGinty   Labor
23 September 2008 31 March 2016 Kim Hames   Liberal
31 March 2016 17 March 2017 John Day (again)   Liberal
17 March 2017 Roger Cook   Labor

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