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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).

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 (Deputy Chair from 12.9.2018); Treaties from 10.9.2018.

House of Representatives Standing: Economics from 7.12.2017 to 10.5.2018; Economics from 10.9.2018.


Born 5.6.1972, London, England.


Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament

M.A (Hons) (Uni. Melb.)

B.A (Hons) (UWA)

Freelance photojournalist, 1995-2009

Paralegal, Phillips Fox, 1996-98

Paralegal, Blake Dawson Waldron, 1998-2004

Associate Lecturer, Curtin University, 2001-09

Media Advisor, Hon. Carmen Lawrence, 2004-07

Chief of Staff, Hon. Melissa Parke MP, 2007-16

Local Government Service

Councillor, City of Fremantle from 2009 to 2016.

Deputy Mayor, City of Fremantle from 2011 to 2016.


Description: Inner Metropolitan

Location: south-west of Perth; it includes the Cities of Fremantle, Cockburn and Melville (part); the town of East Fremantle; and the suburbs of 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: 99550 (at 2.7.2016)

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