Fred Riebeling

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Fred Riebeling
Speaker of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly
In office
1 May 2001 – 6 September 2008
Preceded by George Strickland
Succeeded by Grant Woodhams
Constituency Ashburton (1992–1996)
Burrup (1996–2005)
North West Coastal (2005–2008)
Personal details
Born (1953-01-29) 29 January 1953 (age 62)
Bridgetown Western Australia
Nationality Australian
Political party Australian Labor Party
Spouse(s) Colleen
Profession Registrar

Fredrick (Fred) Riebeling (born 29 January 1953) is an Australian politician. He was a Labor member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly from 1992 to 2008.

Riebeling was born in Bridgetown. He firstly represented the electorate of Ashburton until the electorate was abolished in 1994 and became part of the electorate of Burrup which itself later abolished in a redistribution in 2003 and became part of the electorate of North West Coastal[1] Riebeling was appointed as the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly in 2001.

He is married to Colleen Riebling and has three sons: Brendan, Shane and Paul.

Riebeling retired shortly before the 2008 election and Vince Catania, the son of Balcatta MP Nick Catania won preselection for the vacant seat and retained the seat for the Labor Party.[2]

Riebeling is currently an elected member for the City of Mandurah after winning his 2011 WA Local Government election contest for a Coastal Ward seat.

In 2013, Riebeling stood against incumbent Liberal Kim Hames for the Electoral district of Dawesville in the 2013 State Election, however was unsuccessful in his bid.