Minister for Small Business (Western Australia)

Minister for Small Business is a position in the government of Western Australia, currently held by Paul Papalia of the Labor Party. The position was first created in 1984, for the government of Brian Burke, and has existed in most governments since then. The minister is responsible for the state government's Small Business Development Corporation.

TitlesEdit

  • 20 December 1984 – present: Minister for Small Business

List of ministersEdit

Term start Term end Minister Party
20 December 1984 12 May 1986 Mal Bryce   Labor
12 May 1986 25 February 1988 Gavan Troy   Labor
25 February 1988 28 February 1989 Ernie Bridge   Labor
1989–1990: no minister – responsibilities held by the Minister for Economic Development and Trade
19 February 1990 20 December 1990 Jeff Carr   Labor
1990–1992: no minister – responsibilities held by other ministers
7 September 1992 16 February 1993 Gordon Hill   Labor
1993–1995: no minister – responsibilities held by the Minister for Commerce and Trade
10 February 1995 16 February 2001 Hendy Cowan   National
16 February 2001 27 June 2003 Clive Brown   Labor
27 June 2003 10 March 2005 Bob Kucera   Labor
10 March 2005 3 February 2006 John D'Orazio   Labor
3 February 2006 9 November 2006 Norm Marlborough   Labor
9 November 2006 23 September 2008 Margaret Quirk   Labor
2008–2010: no minister – responsibilities held by the Minister for Commerce
14 December 2010 21 March 2013 Simon O'Brien   Liberal
21 March 2013 5 August 2013 Liza Harvey   Liberal
5 August 2013 31 March 2016 Joe Francis   Liberal
31 March 2016 17 March 2017 Sean L'Estrange   Liberal
17 March 2017 Paul Papalia   Labor

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