Minister for Lands (Western Australia)

Minister for Lands is a position in the government of Western Australia, currently held by Ben Wyatt of the Labor Party. The position was first created in 1870, under the name Commissioner of Crown Lands, at a time when Western Australia was still a British colony and had not yet achieved responsible government. Exception for a brief period between 2001 and 2003, it has existed in every government since then. The minister is currently responsible for the state government's Department of Lands, which is responsible for the management of crown land in Western Australia.

TitlesEdit

  • 18 December 1870 – 27 May 1901: Commissioner of Crown Lands
  • 27 May 1901 – 25 February 1983: Minister for Lands
  • 25 February 1983 – 25 February 1986: Minister for Lands and Surveys
  • 25 February 1986 – 16 February 2001: Minister for Lands
  • 27 June 2003 – 23 September 2008: Minister for Land Information
  • 23 September 2008 – present: Minister for Lands

List of ministersEdit

Term start Term end Minister Party
18 December 1870 9 April 1883 Malcolm Fraser   None
10 July 1883 9 June 1887 John Forrest   None
9 June 1887 4 January 1888 J. C. H. James   None
6 March 1888 21 October 1890 John Forrest (again)   None
29 December 1890 4 December 1894 William Marmion   None
4 December 1894 13 March 1897 Alexander Richardson   Ministerial
13 March 1897 14 February 1901 George Throssell   Ministerial
15 February 1901 27 May 1901 Charles Moran   Ministerial
27 May 1901 21 November 1901 Charles Sommers   Ministerial
21 November 1901 23 December 1901 John Nanson   Ministerial
23 December 1901 23 January 1903 Adam Jameson   Ministerial
23 January 1903 10 August 1904 John Hopkins   Ministerial
10 August 1904 7 June 1905 John Drew   Independent
7 June 1905 25 August 1905 Thomas Bath   Labor
25 August 1905 30 June 1909 Newton Moore   Ministerial
30 June 1909 7 October 1911 James Mitchell   Ministerial
17 October 1911 23 November 1914 Thomas Bath (again)   Labor
23 November 1914 27 July 1916 William Johnson   Labor
27 July 1916 17 April 1919 Henry Lefroy   Lib./Nat.
17 April 1919 15 April 1924 James Mitchell (again)   Nationalist
16 April 1924 30 April 1927 William Angwin   Labor
30 April 1927 23 April 1930 Frank Troy   Labor
24 April 1930 24 April 1933 Charles Latham   Country
24 April 1933 15 March 1939 Frank Troy (again)   Labor
15 March 1939 3 August 1945 Frank Wise   Labor
3 August 1945 1 April 1947 Alexander Panton   Labor
1 April 1947 23 February 1953 Lindsay Thorn   Country
23 February 1953 17 December 1957 Ernest Hoar   Labor
17 December 1957 2 April 1959 Lionel Kelly   Labor
2 April 1959 3 March 1971 Stewart Bovell   Liberal
3 March 1971 8 April 1974 David Evans   Labor
8 April 1974 10 March 1977 Alan Ridge   Liberal
10 March 1977 25 August 1978 June Craig   Liberal
25 August 1978 25 January 1982 David Wordsworth   Liberal
25 January 1982 25 February 1983 Ian Laurance   Liberal
25 February 1983 25 February 1986 Ken McIver   Labor
25 February 1986 16 March 1987 Ian Taylor   Labor
16 March 1987 25 February 1988 Keith Wilson   Labor
25 February 1988 28 February 1989 Yvonne Henderson   Labor
28 February 1989 5 February 1991 Kay Hallahan   Labor
5 February 1991 16 February 1993 David Smith   Labor
16 February 1993 26 April 1996 George Cash   Liberal
26 April 1996 9 January 1997 Graham Kierath   Liberal
9 January 1997 16 February 2001 Doug Shave   Liberal
22 December 1999 16 February 2001 Rob Johnson   Liberal
2001–2003: no minister – responsibilities held by the Minister for Planning and Infrastructure
27 June 2003 10 March 2005 Nick Griffiths   Labor
10 March 2005 3 February 2006 John Bowler   Labor
3 February 2006 23 September 2008 Michelle Roberts   Labor
23 September 2008 11 December 2013 Brendon Grylls   National
11 December 2013 17 March 2017 Terry Redman   National
17 March 2017 13 December 2018 Rita Saffioti   Labor
13 December 2018 Incumbent Ben Wyatt   Labor

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