Nick Griffiths

Nicholas (Nick) David Griffiths OAM (born 24 December 1951) is an Australian politician. He was a member of the Western Australian Legislative Council representing the East Metropolitan Region.

Nick Griffiths
In office
22 May 1993 – 22 May 2009
ConstituencyEast Metropolitan Region
Personal details
Born (1951-12-24) 24 December 1951 (age 69)
Barry, Wales
NationalityAustralian
Political partyLabor Party
Spouse(s)Tracie
EducationLL.B.
ProfessionBarrister and solicitor

Griffiths was born in Barry, Wales. Elected to Parliament in the 1993 state election and subsequently re-elected in the 1996, 2001 and 2005 state elections, he is a member of the Labor Party.[1] The Griffiths family emigrated to Western Australia in 1958.

Griffiths has held several ministerial positions since entering parliament including: Shadow Attorney-General (1996–1999), Minister of Racing and Gaming (2001–2005) and Minister of Housing and Works (2003–2005). Following the 2005 election, he was elected as President of the Western Australian Legislative Council, a post which he held until 21 May 2009.

Griffiths was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the 2018 Australia Day Honours, "For service to the people and Parliament of Western Australia."[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Extract from the Western Australian Parliamentary Handbook". 2008. Retrieved 1 August 2008.
  2. ^ "GRIFFITHS, Nicholas David". Australian Honours Search Facility, Dept of Prime Minister & Cabinet. Retrieved 9 February 2018.