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SIMPKINS, Luke Xavier LintonBiography for SIMPKINS, Luke Xavier Linton

Member for Cowan (WA) 2007-2016

Liberal Party of Australia

Parliamentary Service

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

Committee Service

House of Representatives Standing: Petitions from 11.3.08 to 30.11.09; Family, Community, Housing and Youth from 30.11.09 to 19.7.10.

Joint Statutory: Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity from 25.10.10 to 5.8.13.

Joint Standing: Treaties from 11.3.08 to 19.7.10; National Capital and External Territories from 25.10.10 to 9.5.16 (Chair from 12.12.13 to 9.5.16); Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 4.12.13 to 22.9.14.

Party Positions

Member, Liberal Party Cowan Division from 2003.


Born 8.6.1964, Sydney, NSW.

Qualifications and Occupation before entering Federal Parliament


Graduate Certificate in Security Management (Edith Cowan).

Federal policeman 1986-87.

Army officer 1988-2002 (see Military service below).

Security consultant 2003-04 and 2007.

Ministerial adviser 2005-06.

Military Service

Cadet, Royal Military College 1988-89.

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


Description: outer metropolitan.

Location: north of Perth; it includes the suburbs of Alexander Heights, Ashby, Ballajura, Cullacabardee, Darch, Girrawheen, Gnangara, Greenwood, Hocking, Jandabup, Kingsley, Koondoola, Landsdale, Madeley, Malaga, Marangaroo, Pearsall, Sinagra, Tapping, Wangara, Wanneroo, Warwick and Woodvale, and parts of Banksia Grove and Mariginiup.

Area: 180 sq km (approx.).

Electors enrolled: 95 477 (at 7.9.13).

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

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