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EVANS, Richard David ConroyBiography for EVANS, Richard David Conroy

Member for Cowan (WA) 1993-98

Liberal Party of Australia

Parliamentary Service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Cowan, Western Australia, 1993 and 1996. Defeated at general elections 1998.

Committee Service

House of Representatives Standing: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs from 12.5.93 to 29.1.96; Environment, Recreation and the Arts from 12.5.93 to 29.1.96; Long Term Strategies from 30.9.93 to 29.1.96; Community Affairs from 23.2.94 to 29.1.96; Industry, Science and Technology from 29.5.96 to 31.8.98; Publications from 26.6.96 to 31.8.98.

Joint Statutory: Public Works from 29.5.96 to 31.8.98; Broadcasting of Parliamentary Proceedings from 30.5.96 to 31.8.98.

Party Positions

Branch President, Liberal Party 1990.

Cowan Division Campaign Director, Liberal Party 1991-93.

Conferences, Delegations and Visits

Member, Official Delegation to South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Botswana, July 1994.


Born 7.9.53 at Melbourne, Vic.


Qualifications and Occupation before entering Federal Parliament


Fellow, Company Directors Institute.



Sales executive.

Corporate manager.

Business consultant.

Small business operator.


Description: Outer metropolitan.

Location: North of Perth; it includes the centres of Alexander Heights, Ballajura, Girrawheen, Greenwood, Kingsley, Koondoola, Landsdale, Malaga, Marangaroo, Noranda, Wangara, Woodvale, and parts of Balga, Dianella, Morley and Wanneroo.

Area: 109 sq km (approx.).

Electors enrolled: 81 270 (at 5.2.96).

Industries: Retail and service industries, market gardens, vineyards, light industry.

State electorates: Cowan includes the Western Australian Legislative Assembly electorate of Kingsley, and parts of Balcatta, Dianella, Marangaroo, Morley, Nollamara and Swan Hills.