Katie Hodson-Thomas

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Katie Hodson-Thomas
In office
14 December 1996 – 6 September 2008
Preceded by Jim Clarko
Succeeded by Tony Krsticevic
Constituency Carine
Personal details
Born 28 April 1957
Adelaide South Australia
Nationality Australian
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) Kerry

Katina "Katie" 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 2008-06-13. Retrieved 2008-06-10. 
  3. ^ "The West Australian - Katie Hodson-Thomas quits Boys Club". 2008. Archived from the original on 2008-03-24. 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.