Politics & Community Service

Old Haleian involvement within the Government of Western Australia has been significant.


Below is a list of Notable Old Haleians who have been influential in the field of politics from the early years of Western Australian settlement right through to the present day. If there are any other Old Haleians  you believe should be included, contact our Manager, Judy Greaney, on (08) 9347 0169 or by email at oldhale@hale.wa.edu.au. 

Name

Achievement

Year

Richard Court

26th Premier of WA
Currently - Ambassador to Japan

1993-2001

Hendy Cowan 

Retired
Leader of the National Party (WA)

1979-2001

Bruce Donaldson

Member of WA Legislative Council
Member of WA Liberal Party

1993

Peter Dowding

24th Premier of WA

1988-1990

Alexander Forrest CMG

Member for the Kimberley / West Kimberley 1887 / 1901 1887.
Mayor of Perth 1893-95 and 1898-1900

1901-1902

Lord John Forrest, GCMG, PC

First Premier of WA
First Federal Treasurer
Acting Prime Minister

1890-1901
1908

Sir Victor Garland KBE

Australian High Commissioner - UK
Liberal Party member of the House of Representatives

1981-1983
1969-1981

Brian Greig

Federal Senate - Democrats

1998-2005

Hugh Halbert

Liberal Party member for Moore

1958-1961

Air Marshall Sir Colin Hannah KCMG KCVO KBE CB

Royal Australian Air Force
Chief of the Air Staff,
Governor of Queensland

1970
1972-1977

Sir Walter James, KCMG, KC

5th Premier of WA

1902-1904

Edward Bertram Johnson

Federal Senator

1938-1942

George Leake, CMG,QC

3rd Premier of WA
(27 May 1901 - 21 Nov 1901
23 Dec 1901 - 24 June 1902)  MLA for Roebourne, Albany, West Perth

 

Bill Marmion MLA BE, MBA

Member Member for Nedlands
Variously - Minister for Environment, Water, Mines, State Development and Innovation

2008, 2013 and 2017

2010-2017

Sir Duncan Ross McLarty KBE MM

17th Premier of WA

1947-1953

Peter Nattrass

Lord Mayor of Perth

1995-2007

Hubert Parker DSO VD

Member for NE Fremantle
Member for Metropolitan-Surburban Province

1930-1933
1934-1954

Sir Stephen Parker KCMG

Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Western Australia

1906-1914

Christian Porter 

State Attorney General    
WA - Minister for Corrective Services 
Treasurer - WA
Federal - Parliamnetary Secretary to the Prime Minister
Minister for Social Services

2008-2012
2008-2010
2012
2014-15
2015 -

Charles Veryard

City of Perth Councillor
Lord Mayor of Perth

1927-1964
1964-1967

Terry Waldron

Nationals Member for Wagin

 

Frances Willmott 

MLC Liberal Member

1955-1974

Charles Wittenoom

State Legislative Council

1928-1940

Sir Edward Wittenoom 

Member for Geraldton / North Province 1883 / 98 - 1902 / 26
Agent General for West Australia in London 1898-1901

1865