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WILSON, Joshua (Josh) HamiltonBiography for WILSON, Joshua (Josh) Hamilton

Member for Fremantle (WA)

Australian Labor Party

Parliamentary Service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Fremantle, Western Australia, 2016. Resigned 10.5.2018. Elected to the House of Representatives for Fremantle, Western Australia at by-election 2018, vice J Wilson (resigned). Re-elected 2019 and 2022.

Committee Service

Joint Standing: Treaties from 1.9.2016 to 10.5.2018; National Broadband Network from 10.10.2016 to 10.5.2018 (Deputy Chair from 13.10.2016 to 10.5.2018); National Broadband Network from 10.9.2018 to 1.7.2019 (Deputy Chair from 12.9.2018 to 1.7.2019); Treaties from 10.9.2018.

House of Representatives Standing: Economics from 7.12.2017 to 10.5.2018; Economics from 10.9.2018 to 11.4.2019; Environment and Energy from 22.7.2019 (Deputy Chair from 24.7.2019).

House of Representatives Select: Regional Australia from 29.7.2019 to 15.3.2022.

Conferences, Delegations and Visits

Delegate in the 45th Parliament to the Inter-Parliamentary Union: co-rapporteur in the Committee on Finance, Trade and Sustainable Development; member of the Committee to Promote Respect for International Humanitarian Law.

Member of the Parliamentary Delegation to India from 3.11.2019 to 7.11.2019.

Parliamentary Party Positions

Shadow Assistant Minister for the Environment from 2.6.2019 to 23.5.2022.


Born 5.6.1972, London, England


Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament

BA(Hons) (University of Western Australia).

MA(Hons) (University of Melbourne).

Freelance writer and photographer from 1995 to 2009.

Paralegal at Phillips Fox from 1996 to 1998.

Paralegal at Blake Dawson Waldron from 1998 to 2004.

Associate Lecturer at Curtin University from 2001 to 2009.

Media Adviser to the Hon. C Lawrence, MP from 2004 to 2007.

Chief of Staff to the Hon. M Parke, MP from 2007 to 2016.

Local Government Service

Councillor, City of Fremantle from 2009 to 2016.

Deputy Mayor, City of Fremantle from 2011 to 2016.


Name: Fremantle

Location: Fremantle covers the Cities of Cockburn, Fremantle and Melville (part) and the town of East Fremantle. It is situated south west of Perth and includes Rottnest Island. The suburbs include Atwell, Aubin Grove, Banjup, Beaconsfield, Beeliar, Bibra Lake, Coolbellup, Coogee, Cockburn Central, East Fremantle, Fremantle, Hamilton Hill, Hammond Park, Henderson, Hilton, Jandakot, Kardinya (part), Leeming (part), Munster, North Coogee, North Fremantle, North Lake, O'Connor, Palmyra, Samson, South Fremantle, South Lake, Spearwood, Success, Wattleup, White Gum Valley and Yangebup.

Area: 196 Sq km

Electors enrolled: 105,465 (at 6.6.2019)

Industries: Industries include retail, commercial, manufacturing, medical, education, professional services, hospitality, tourism and fishing.