Kim Hames

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The Honourable
Dr Kim Hames
Health Minister Kim Hames (cropped).jpg
Minister for Health; Tourism
Assumed office
14 December 2010
Premier Colin Barnett
Minister for Health; Indigenous Affairs
In office
23 September 2008 – 14 December 2010
Premier Colin Barnett
Minister for Housing; Aboriginal Affairs; Water Resources
In office
9 January 1997 – 15 February 2001
Premier Richard Court
Member of the Western Australian Parliament
for Dawesville
Assumed office
26 February 2005
Preceded by Arthur Marshall
Member of the Western Australian Parliament
for Yokine
In office
14 December 1996 – 10 February 2001
Preceded by New creation
Succeeded by Bob Kucera
Member of the Western Australian Parliament
for Dianella
Assumed office
6 February 1993
Preceded by Keith Wilson
Succeeded by Abolished
Personal details
Born Kim Desmond Hames
(1953-03-24) 24 March 1953 (age 61)
Subiaco, Western Australia
Citizenship Australian
Political party Liberal Party of Australia
Spouse(s) Stephanie
Alma mater University of Western Australia
Profession Physician
Military service
Service/branch Australian Army
Unit Australian Army Reserve

Dr Kim Desmond Hames MBBS JP MLA (born 24 March 1953) is a Western Australian politician and Deputy Premier of Western Australia under Colin Barnett. Dr Hames represents the seat of Dawesville in the Western Australian Legislative Assembly for the Liberal party since 2005 election.[1]

First elected in 1993 to the electorate of Dianella, Hames lost his seat in a redistribution in 1994, he was subsequently elected to the new seat of Yokine in 1996 then lost the seat in the 2001 election. Hames won preselection for the seat of Dawesville after the retirement of the sitting member Arthur Marshall.[2]

Appointed as the minister of Housing, Aboriginal Affairs and Water resources in 1997, Hames held on to these portfolios until the defeat of Richard Court's Liberal government in the 2001 election.

Hames is currently the minister of Health and Indigenous Affairs and Deputy Premier.[3]

On becoming Deputy Premier in 2008, Hames became the first Liberal to occupy that role since Cyril Rushton (served 1982-83).


Western Australian Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
Keith Wilson
Member for Dianella
Succeeded by
Seat abolished
Preceded by
New seat
Member for Yokine
Succeeded by
Bob Kucera
Preceded by
Arthur Marshall
Member for Dawesville