Western Australian Young Liberals

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Young Liberal Movement of Australia (WA Division)
Leader Anthony Spagnolo
Founded 1945
Headquarters Level 4, 640 Murray Street
West Perth WA
Ideology Liberalism, Liberal Conservatism
Politics of Australia
Political parties

The Young Liberal Movement of Western Australia, is the youth wing of the Liberal Party of Australia (W.A. Division). Membership is open to any person under 31 who shares a belief in liberalism. The Young Liberal Movement is heavily involved in campaigning for Liberal candidates running in State and Federal elections. It is also involved in policy debates and is able to raise motions of Policy in the Liberal Party's various forums of discussion.


The Young Liberal Movement of Western Australia, like the Liberal Party itself, adheres to the political philosophies of Liberalism and Liberal Conservatism. There is a general focus on the freedom of the individual and free market economics, as well as a general respect for the traditions and history of Australia.


The Movement is made up of a number of Committees. These are divisionally based, with one per Federal electorate.

Currently, The Movement has constitutionally-active committees in the divisions of Brand, Canning, Cowan, Curtin, Durrack, Fremantle, Forrest, Hasluck, Moore, O'Connor, Perth, Pearce, Stirling, Swan, and Tangney.

The current Patrons of the Movement are the Hon. Peter Collier MLC as the State Patron, Hon. Julie Bishop MP as the Federal Patron and Richard Wilson[disambiguation needed] as the Organisational Patron.

The Current Vice-Patrons of the Movement are Sen. Dean Smith as the Federal Vice Patron and Tony Kristecevic as the State Vice Patron and Jonathan Daventry as the Organisational Vice Patron


Perth was host to the annual 2008 Federal Convention of the Young Liberals Movement of Australia. Held over the Australia Day weekend it brings together Young Liberal from across Australia for a series of policy debates, guest State and Federal Parliamentary and Industry speakers, a Gala Dinner Dance and Cocktail Party. Organised almost exclusively by a Committee of Western Australian Young Liberals the event was deemed highly successful, and described as "the best in living memory" by Senator Mathias Cormann and Julie Bishop, Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party of Australia.

Past presidents[edit]

Past Presidents have included:

Life Members[edit]

Life Members of the Movement include (year elected)