Donna Faragher

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The Honourable
Donna Faragher
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Donna Faragher
Member of the Western Australian Legislative Council for East Metropolitan Region
Assumed office
22 May 2005
Personal details
Born (1975-09-12) 12 September 1975 (age 39)
Middle Swan, Western Australia
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) Scott Faragher

Donna Evelyn Mary Faragher (née Taylor) (born 12 September 1975) is an Australian politician. She has been a Liberal member of the Western Australian Legislative Council since 2005, representing the region of East Metropolitan.

Faragher was born in Middle Swan, Western Australia in 1975. Prior to entering state politics, she was a staffer to federal Senator Chris Ellison. Before the Coalition's election in 2008, Faragher was the shadow spokesperson for youth, drug abuse and disability services.[1][2]

Faragher was sworn in as Minister for Environment and Youth on 23 September 2008. At that time, she was the youngest ever female minister appointed in Western Australia.[2]

Faragher resigned as a Minister on 22 November 2010 shortly before the birth of her first child, Clare Evelyn Jean Faragher, on 26 November 2010. She remains an MP on the backbench.[3][4]

On 14 December 2010, she was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier.[5]


  1. ^ "Member List - Hon. Donna Evelyn Mary Faragher MLC". Parliament of Western Australia. Retrieved 15 May 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "About Donna". Liberal Party of Australia, Western Australian Division. Retrieved 15 May 2012. 
  3. ^ Phillips, Yasmine (4 December 2010). "Donna Faragher's baby opens doors in Liberal's Cabinet". PerthNow. Retrieved 15 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "Environment Minister Donna Faragher resigns". ABC News. 22 November 2010. Retrieved 15 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "New frontbench announced". Government of Western Australia. 14 December 2010. Retrieved 21 April 2011. 

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