Simone McGurk

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The Honourable
Simone McGurk
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Simone McGurk being interviewed at Fremantle Hospital by Roger Cook
Member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly
for Fremantle
Assumed office
9 March 2013
Preceded by Adele Carles
Personal details
Born (1963-12-05) 5 December 1963 (age 54)
Perth, Western Australia
Political party Australian Labor Party

Simone Frances McGurk (born 5 December 1963[1]) is an Australian politician. She is the member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly for the seat of Fremantle, and Shadow Minister for Community Services, Children's Interests and Women's Interests.[2]

Prior to entering Parliament, McGurk was Secretary of UnionsWA,[3] Western Australia's peak trade union body, having previously served as an official of the Australian Manufacturing Workers Union and United Voice. She also served as a member of the Western Australian State Training Board, and on the board of the Industry superannuation fund, AustralianSuper.[4] McGurk has also worked as a producer for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, and in native title for the Yamatji Land and Sea Council.[3]

In Government[edit]

On 17 March 2017, McGurk was sworn in as Minister for Child Protection; Women’s Interests; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence; Community Services.[5][6]


  1. ^ "Simone Frances McGurk MLA". Parliament of Western Australia. Retrieved 27 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "WA Labor unveils reshuffled shadow Cabinet". Archived from the original on 9 July 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Independents Out". Fremantle Herald. 15 March 2013. Retrieved 16 November 2015. 
  4. ^ "New trustee board member for AustralianSuper". 29 March 2011. Retrieved 16 November 2015. 
  5. ^ "WA Labor ministry portfolios". 16 March 2017 Retrieved 16 March 2017.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  6. ^ "Mark McGowan sworn in as WA's 30th Premier". 17 March 2017. Retrieved 17 March 2017. 
Western Australian Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
Adele Carles
Member for Fremantle