Collie-Preston MLA Mick Murray named as minister for sport and recreation

Collie-Preston MLA Mick Murray has been named in the state government cabinet as minister for sport and recreation, seniors and ageing and minister for volunteering.

Collie-Preston MLA Mick Murray has been named in the state government cabinet as minister for sport and recreation, seniors and ageing and minister for volunteering.

WA Labor leader Mark McGowan has unveiled his state government cabinet with Collie-Preston MLA Mick Murray handed a number of important portfolios. 

Mr Murray, who has been a member of parliament since 2001, has been selected to be the minister for sport and recreation, minister for volunteering and minister for seniors and ageing.

Premier Mark McGowan will be minister for state development, public sector management, jobs and trade and federal-state relations. 

Deputy Premier Roger Cook will be the minister for health and mental health while leader of the legislative council Sue Ellery will be education and training minister. 

Michelle Roberts will resume her former post as police minister while also looking after road safety while Fran Logan becomes minister for emergency services and corrective services. 

John Quigley will be the attorney general while Alannah MacTiernan will be the minister for regional development, agriculture and food and the minister for jobs and trade. 

Ben Wyatt is set to become the first Indigenous state treasurer in Australia while also taking on the role of minister for finance, energy and aboriginal affairs. 

Rita Saffioti will handle transport, lands and planning while Paul Papalia will be minister for tourism, racing and gaming, small business, defence issues, citizenship and multicultural affairs. 

Dave Kelly was given the water, fisheries, forestry, innovation and ICT and Science portfolios while Simone McGurk was put in charge of child protection, women’s interests, prevention of family and domestic violence and community services.

David Templeman has been named minister for local government, heritage, culture and the arts and will be leader of the house. 

Bill Johnston was named minister for asian engagement, housing, electoral affairs, commerce and industrial relations while Stephen Dawson takes on the portfolios of environment and disability services and Peter Tinley was handed the mines and petroleum, veterans issues and youth portfolios. 

WA’s new Premier and the cabinet will be formerly sworn in on Friday by WA governor general Kerry Sanderson. 

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