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, Helen Plange, on (08) 9347 0169 or by email at oldhale@hale.wa.edu.au. 

Name

Achievement

Year

John King Atkins AOAgent General for Western Australia in London2015-2018
Dan Bull5th Mayor City of Bayswater2017-

Hon. Richard Court AC

26th Premier of WA
Australian Ambassador to Japan

1993-2001
2017-
 

Hon. Hendy Cowan AO

Leader of the National Party (WA)
Deputy Premier of WA

1979-2001
1993-2001

Thomas DavyMinister for Education WA
Deputy leader of the Nationalist Party
Attorney-General of Western Australia
1931-1933
1927-1933
1930-1933

Bruce Donaldson

Member of WA Legislative Council
Member of WA Liberal Party

1993-2009

Peter Dowding

24th Premier of WA

1988-1990

Hon. Alexander Forrest CMG

Member for Kimberley
Member for West Kimberley 
Mayor of Perth

1887-1890
1890-1901
1893-1895 and 1898-1900

The Rt Hon. Lord John Forrest, GCMG, PC

First Premier of WA
First Federal Treasurer
Acting Prime Minister (19 March to 27 June)

1890-1901
1905-1918
1907

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

Bill Hassell AMLiberal Party Member for Cottesloe
20th Leader of the Western Australia Liberal Party
Agent General for Western Australia in London
1977-1990
1984-1986
1994-1996
David Irvine AO10th Director-General of the Australian Secret Intelligence Service
12th Director-General of Security
2003-2009
2009-2014

Sir Walter James, KCMG, KC

5th Premier of WA

1902-1904

Edward Bertram Johnson

Federal Senator

1938-1942

George Leake, CMG,KC

3rd Premier of WA

MLA for Roebourne, Albany, West Perth

27 May 1901 - 21 Nov 1901
23 Dec 1901 - 24 June 1902
 

Bill Marmion MLA BE, MBA

Member for Nedlands
Variously - Minister for Environment, Water, Mines, State Development and Innovation
Deputy Leader of the Opposition WA

2008, 2013 and 2017
2010-2017
2019-

Hon. Dr Kevin Minson MLAMember for Greenough
Shadow Minister for Conservation, Land Management, Waterways & Midwest
Deputy Leader of the Opposition
Minister for the Enviroment, Abboriginal Affairs & Disability Services
1989-2001
1989

1990-1992
1993

Sir Duncan Ross McLarty KBE MM

17th Premier of WA

1947-1953

Peter Nattrass

Lord Mayor of Perth

1995-2007

Tony Nutt AOPrincipal Adviser to former Prime Minister, the Hon John Howard OM AC
Federal Director of the Liberal Party of Australia
1997- 2007
2015-2017

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 

Attorney-General of Western Australia
WA - Minister for Corrective Services 
Treasurer - WA
Federal - Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister
Minister for Social Services
Minister for Industrial Relations
Attorney-General for Australia

2008-2012
2008-2010
2010-2012
2014-2015
2015-2017
2019 -
2017-

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

Hon Sir Edward Wittenoom 

Member for Geraldton / North Province
Agent General for Western Australia in London

1883 / 98 - 1902 / 26
1898-1901