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

Member for Canning (WA)

Liberal Party of Australia

Parliamentary Service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Swan, Western Australia, 1996. Defeated at general elections 1998. Elected to the House of Representatives for Canning, Western Australia, 2001. Re-elected 2004 and 2007, 2010 and 2013. Died in Office, 21.7.2015.

Parliamentary Positions

Member, Speaker's Panel from 4.3.14 to 21.7.15

Committee Service

Joint Statutory: Native Title and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Land Account from 1.12.2004 to 23.3.2006.

Joint Standing: Migration from 19.8.2002 to 10.11.2008 (Chair from 19.8.2002 to 17.10.2007); Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 4.12.2013 to 21.7.2015.

House of Representatives Standing: Communications, Transport and Microeconomic Reform from 29.5.1996 to 31.8.1998; Legal and Constitutional Affairs from 30.5.1996 to 31.8.1998; Industry and Resources from 20.3.2002 to 31.8.2004; Library from 20.3.2002 to 31.8.2004; Publications from 20.3.2002 to 31.8.2004; Employment and Workplace Relations from 19.8.2002 to 31.8.2004; Employment, Workplace Relations and Workforce Participation from 1.12.2004 to 17.10.2007; House from 9.2.2006 to 17.10.2007; Privileges from 9.2.2006 to 17.10.2007; Privileges and Members' Interests from 11.3.2008 to 5.8.2013; Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government from 10.11.2008 to 19.7.2010; Procedure from 4.12.2013 to 21.7.2015 (Chair from 11.2.2014 to 21.7.2015); Selection from 4.12.2013 to 21.7.2015.

Parliamentary Party Positions

Shadow Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Opposition from 6.12.2007 to 22.9.2008.

Shadow Cabinet Secretary from 6.12.2007 to 22.9.2008.

Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Energy and Resources from 22.9.2008 to 10.11.2008.

Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Roads and Transport from 10.11.2008 to 14.9.2010.

Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Local Government from 14.9.2010 to 18.9.2013.

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

Other Positions

Justice of the Peace


Born 2.5.1953, Merredin, Australia

Died 21.7.2015, Boddington


Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament

Dip.T (Graylands Teachers College)

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

Marketing consultant

Teacher 1974-93


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

Electors enrolled: 101804 (at 7.9.2013)

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

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