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SIMPKINS, Luke Xavier LintonBiography for SIMPKINS, Luke Xavier Linton

Member for Cowan (WA)

Liberal Party of Australia

Parliamentary Service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Cowan, Western Australia, 2007. Re-elected 2010 and 2013. Defeated at general elections 2016.

Committee Service

House of Representatives Standing: Petitions served from 11.3.2008 to 30.11.2009; Family, Community, Housing and Youth served from 30.11.2009 to 19.7.2010

Joint Standing: Treaties served from 11.3.2008 to 19.7.2010; National Capital and External Territories served as Deputy Chair from 25.10.2010 to 3.12.2013; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade served from 4.12.2013 to 22.9.2014; National Capital and External Territories served from 4.12.2013 to 11.12.2013; National Capital and External Territories served as Chair from 12.12.2013 to 9.5.2016

Joint Statutory: Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity served from 25.10.2010 to 5.8.2013

Party Positions

Member of the Liberal Party Cowan Division from 2003.


Born: 8.6.1964, Sydney, Australia

Gender: Male

Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament

BA (University of New South Wales).

GradCertSecurityMgt (Edith Cowan University).

Federal policeman from 1986 to 1987.

Army officer from 1988 to 2002.

Security consultant from 2003 to 2004.

Ministerial adviser from 2005 to 2006.

Security consultant, 2007.

Military Service

Cadet, Royal Military College 1988-89.

Officer, Royal Australian Corps of Military Police 1989-2002.


Name: Cowan

Location: north of Perth; it includes the City of Joondalup, the City of Wanneroo and the City of Swan. It includes the suburbs of Alexander Heights, Ashby, Ballajura, Beechboro, Bennett Springs, Cullacabardee, Darch, Girrawheen, Gnangara, Greenwood, Hocking, Jandabup, Kiara, Kingsley (part), Koondoola, Landsdale, Lockridge, Madeley, Malaga, Marangaroo, Pearsall, Sinagra, Tapping, Wangara, Wanneroo, Warwick and Whiteman.

Area: 180 Sq km

Electors enrolled: 96,213 (at 2.7.2016)

Industries: retail and service industries, with some light industry, manufacturing and market gardens.

Includes: Cowan includes the Western Australian Legislative Assembly electorate of Kingsley, and parts of Butler, Girrawheen, Mirrabooka, Wanneroo and West Swan.