Joe Francis (politician)

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Joe Francis
Member of the Western Australian Parliament
for Jandakot
Assumed office
6 September 2008
Preceded by New creation
Personal details
Born Joseph Michael Francis
(1970-12-11) 11 December 1970 (age 43)
Sydney, New South Wales
Citizenship Australian
Political party Liberal Party of Australia

Joseph Michael "Joe" Francis (born 11 December 1970, Sydney) is an Australian politician. He has been a Liberal Party member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly since the 2008 state election, representing Jandakot. He won the seat after overcoming the notional Labor majority.[1]

Joe Francis was elected to the Thirty-Eighth Parliament for Jandakot (new seat) on 6 September 2008 and re-elected March 2013.

Parliamentary Appointments

Acting Speaker of the Legislative Assembly from 11 November 2008 to 9 August 2012.

Ministerial Appointments

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Finance; Commerce; Small Business from 29 June 2012 to 21 March 2013. Minister for Emergency Services; Corrective Services; Veterans from 21 March 2013.

Standing Committees

Member Public Accounts Committee from 13 November 2008 (Deputy Chairman from 26 November 2008) to 14 August 2012. Member Joint Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation from 13 November 2008 (Chairman from 3 December 2008) to 14 August 2012.


Joe Francis was born on 11 December 1970 in Sydney, New South Wales. He arrived in Western Australia in 2000. Prior to entering Parliament he was a Naval Officer with the Royal Australian Navy (Submariner).[2]


  1. ^ "Mr Joseph (Joe) Michael Francis MLA". Parliament of Western Australia. 2009. Retrieved 22 August 2012. 
  2. ^
Western Australian Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
Seat re-created
Member for Jandakot