Shane Hill

Shane Robin Hill (born 2 December 1965 in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia) is an Australian politician. He represented the electorate of Geraldton in the Western Australian Legislative Assembly from the 2001 election for the Labor Party until losing the seat in the 2008 election.[1]

Shane Hill
Member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly
for Geraldton
In office
10 February 2001 – 6 September 2008
Preceded byBob Bloffwitch
Succeeded byIan Blayney
Personal details
Born (1965-12-02) 2 December 1965 (age 54)
Kalgoorlie, Western Australia
Political partyLabor Party
OccupationPublic servant

Hill defeated the sitting Liberal member, Bob Bloffwitch, in the 2001 state election. In the 2005 state election Hill held the seat by a margin of 2.7%.[2]

Hill was a member of the standing committee for Health and Education from 2001 to 2005. He has also been a member of the Joint Parliamentary Services Committee since 2001 and a member of the Community Development and Justice Standing Committee since 2005.

In 2006 Hill was appointed to be the Government Whip of the Legislative Assembly.

In the 2008 election, Hill's seat was significantly altered. He'd previously held one of Labor's more marginal seats, but the redistribution gave the Liberals a notional three-percent majority. He was soundly defeated by Liberal challenger Ian Blayney.[3]

Hill was preselected as the Labor candidate for Durack at the 2010 federal election, at which he was unsuccessful,[4] and was also unsuccessful as the Labor candidate for North West Central at the 2017 state election.


  1. ^ "Extract from the Western Australian Parliamentary Handbook". 2008. Retrieved 29 May 2008.
  2. ^ "ABC - Western Australian Election 2005". 2005. Retrieved 30 May 2008.
  3. ^ "ABC - Western Australian Election 2008". 2008. Retrieved 3 March 2009.
  4. ^ "ABC - Australian Federal Election 2010". 2010. Retrieved 30 July 2010.
Western Australian Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
Bob Bloffwitch
Member for Geraldton
Succeeded by
Ian Blayney