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RANDALL, Donald (Don) JamesBiography for RANDALL, Donald (Don) James

Member for Canning (WA) 2001-2015

Liberal Party of Australia

Parliamentary Service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Swan, Western Australia, 1996. Defeated at general elections 1998.

Re-elected to the House of Representatives for Canning, Western Australia, 2001, 2004, 2007, 2010 and 2013. Died 21.7.2015.

Parliamentary Positions

Member, Speaker's Panel from 4.3.14 to 21.7.15.

Committee Service

House of Representatives Standing: Communications, Transport and Microeconomic Reform from 29.5.96 to 31.8.98; Legal and Constitutional Affairs from 30.5.96 to 31.8.98; Industry and Resources from 20.3.02 to 31.8.04; Library from 20.3.02 to 31.8.04; Publications from 20.3.02 to 31.8.04; Employment and Workplace Relations from 19.8.02 to 31.8.04; Employment, Workplace Relations and Workforce Participation from 1.12.04 to 17.10.07; House from 9.2.06 to 17.10.07; Privileges from 9.2.06 to 17.10.07; Privileges and Members' Interests from 11.3.08 to 5.8.13; Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government from 10.11.08 to 19.7.10; Procedure from 4.12.13 to 21.7.15 (Chair from 11.2.14 to 21.7.15); Selection from 4.12.13 to 21.7.15.

Joint Statutory: Native Title and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Land Account from 1.12.04 to 23.3.06.

Joint Standing: Migration from 19.8.02 to 10.11.08 (Chair from 19.8.02 to 17.10.07); Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 4.12.13 to 21.7.15.

Parliamentary Party Positions

Shadow Parliamentary Secretary Assisting the Leader of the Opposition and Shadow Cabinet Secretary from 6.12.07 to 22.9.08; Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Energy and Resources from 22.9.08 to 10.11.08; Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Roads and Transport from 10.11.08 to 14.9.10; Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Local Government from 14.9.10 to 18.9.13.

Party Positions

Member, Liberal Party State Council (WA) 1992-94.

President, Liberal Party Swan Division 1993-94.

Member, Liberal Party State Executive (WA) 1993-94.

Member, Membership Services Committee (WA) 1994-95.

Proxy Delegate, Selection Committee (WA) 1994-95.


Born 2.5.1953, Merredin, WA.

Died 21.7.2015, Boddington, WA.


Qualifications and Occupation before entering Federal Parliament

DipT (Graylands Teachers College).

Teachers' Higher Certificate (Centre for Further Education, Perth).

Teacher 1974-93.

Marketing consultant.

Justice of the Peace.

Local Government Service

Councillor, Belmont City Council 1993-96.

Chair, Planning and Development Committee, Belmont City Council.

Chair, Belmont Community Recreation Association Management Committee.

Committee Member, Belmont Chamber of Commerce and Industry.


Description: outer metropolitan.

Location: south-eastern outskirts of Perth; it includes the centres of Armadale, Byford, Cardup, Dwellingup, Forrestdale, Halls Head, Jarrahdale, Kelmscott, Mandurah, Mundijong, North Dandalup, Oakford, Pinjarra, Ravenswood, Roleystone, Serpentine, Waroona, Westfield, Wungong and Yunderup.

Area: 6178 sq km (approx.).

Electors enrolled: 101 804 (at 7.9.13).

Industries: light industry, bauxite mining, stone and citrus fruits, beef and dairy farming, market gardens and forestry.

State electorates: Canning includes the Western Australian Legislative Assembly electorates of Armadale and Dawesville, and parts of Darling Range, Mandurah, Murray-Wellington and Wagin.