Katie Hodson-Thomas

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Katie Hodson-Thomas
In office
14 December 1996 – 6 September 2008
Preceded byJim Clarko
Succeeded byTony Krsticevic
Personal details
Born28 April 1957
Adelaide South Australia
Political partyLiberal

Katina Hodson-Thomas (born 28 April 1957, in Adelaide in South Australia) was a Liberal member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly representing the electorate of Carine after winning the seat in the 1996 election.[1] She was subsequently re-elected to the seat in 2001 and 2005 but retired just before the 2008 election.

Born in Norwood, South Australia, a suburb of Adelaide, South Australia, she was educated at the local high school before leaving to arrive in Western Australia in 1987.[2]

In January 2008, Hodson-Thomas announced that she will retire from politics at the end of her term. She left the party as a result of a bitter leadership feud between Paul Omodei and current leader Troy Buswell, and after Buswell had made inappropriate sexist comments to her in front of a large number of male colleagues, for which Buswell later apologised. She went on to remark that the state parliament was a boys club and the male members need to lift their standards.[3][4]

Her successor in Carine is Tony Krsticevic who won pre-selection and then the seat in the 2008 election.[5]


  1. ^ "Extract from the Western Australian Parliamentary Handbook". 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-10.
  2. ^ "Katie Hodson-Thomas MLA JP - Member of Carine". 2008. Archived from the original on 13 June 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-10.
  3. ^ "The West Australian - Katie Hodson-Thomas quits Boys Club". 2008. Archived from the original on 24 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-10.
  4. ^ "ABC News - Hodson-Thomas resigns from politics". 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-10.
  5. ^ "2008 Western Australian Election 2008". 2008. Retrieved 2009-03-03.