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GORMAN, the Hon. PatrickBiography for GORMAN, the Hon. Patrick

Member for Perth (WA)

Australian Labor Party

Parliamentary Service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Perth, Western Australia at by-election 2018, vice T Hammond (resigned). Re-elected 2019 and 2022.

Ministerial Appointments

Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister from 1.6.2022.

Assistant Minister for the Public Service from 31.5.2023.

Committee Service

House of Representatives Standing: Procedure served from 10.9.2018 to 11.4.2022; Publications served from 10.9.2018 to 11.4.2022; Tax and Revenue served from 10.9.2018 to 11.4.2019; Communications and the Arts served from 22.7.2019 to 11.4.2022; Privileges and Members' Interests served from 22.7.2019 to 11.4.2022

Joint Standing: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade served from 23.7.2019 to 11.4.2022

Joint Statutory: Corporations and Financial Services served from 22.7.2019 to 24.3.2021

Parliamentary Party Positions

Shadow Assistant Minister for Western Australia from 28.1.2021 to 23.5.2022.

Party Positions

Secretary of the Australian Labor Party Curtin University Sub-branch from 2006 to 2008.

Secretary of Young Labor (WA) from 2007 to 2008.

Convenor of the Australian Labor Party Conservation, Environment and Climate Change Policy Committee (WA), 2009.

Secretary of the Australian Labor Party State Branch (WA) from 2015 to 2018.


Born: 12.12.1984, East Fremantle, Australia

Gender: Male

Marital Status: Married

Qualifications and Occupations

GradDipBus (University of Western Australia).

MBA (University of Western Australia).

BSocSci (Curtin University).

Secretary of the Australian Labor Party (WA Branch).

Principal Adviser to the Prime Minister, the Hon. K Rudd, MP.


Name: Perth

Location: Perth is bordered by the Swan River to the south and east, the Mitchell Freeway and Kings Park to the west and the Cities of Vincent and Bassendean, the suburbs of Coolbinia (part), Menora, Inglewood (part), Bedford, Morley(part) and Noranda to the north. Suburbs include Ashfield, Bassendean, Bayswater, Bedford, Coolbinia (part), Dianella (part), East Perth, Eden Hill, Embleton, Highgate, Inglewood, Kings Park, Leederville, Maylands, Menora, Morley (part), Mount Hawthorn, Mount Lawley, Noranda, Northbridge, North Perth, Perth and West Perth.

Area: 80 Sq km

Electors enrolled: 101,535 (at 11.6.2019)

Industries: Industries include medical, education, retail, recreation, light industrial, commercial, tourism, transport, professional services, public services and hospitality.