Graham West

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The Honourable
Graham West

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Member for Campbelltown
In office
3 February 2001 – 26 March 2011
Preceded by Michael Knight
Succeeded by Bryan Doyle
Personal details
Born (1973-09-21) 21 September 1973 (age 41)
Campbelltown, New South Wales
Political party Australian Labor Party
Spouse(s) Tanya West

Graham James West (born 21 September 1973), a former Australian politician, was a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly for Campbelltown between 2001 and 2011 for the Australian Labor Party.

West was elected Member for Campbelltown at a by-election on 3 February 2001 following the resignation of Labor MP Michael Knight. He was re-elected at the general election in March 2003 and Premier Morris Iemma appointed him as Parliamentary Secretary assisting the Premier on Community and Veterans Affairs, and Assisting the Treasurer, and Assisting the Minister for Finance. He was re-elected on 24 March 2007 and was appointed Minister for Gaming and Racing, and Minister for Sport and Recreation.[1]

He was appointed Minister for Juvenile Justice, Minister for Volunteering and Minister for Youth in the New South Wales State Government on 8 September 2008.[2] On 4 June 2010, West announced in Parliament his decision to resign from Cabinet and would not contest the 2011 state election, giving his motivation as a desire to work for communities and organisations in a non-partisan way.[3]

In November 2010 he was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of the NSW State Council of the St Vincent de Paul Society.[4] In September 2012 he became Chief Executive Officer of the National Australia Day Council. As of October 2013 he has listed [5] his profession as being proprietor, farmer and rouseabout at Yindi Bahloo, a 212 hectare property at East Jindabyne.[6]


  1. ^ "Mr Graham James West, MP". Members of Parliament. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 12 February 2010. 
  2. ^ "Former Members Index A-Z". Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 22 October 2012. 
  3. ^ Robins, Brian (4 June 2010). "Another Keneally minister quits". The Sydney Morning Herald (Fairfax Media). Retrieved 7 June 2010. 
  4. ^ "St Vincent de Paul Society NSW appoints new Chief Executive Officer" (PDF). St Vincent de Paul Society. Retrieved 22 October 2012. 
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Parliament of New South Wales
Preceded by
Michael Knight
Member for Campbelltown
Succeeded by
Bryan Doyle