Terry Redman

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The Honourable
Terry Redman
Member of the Western Australian Parliament
for Blackwood-Stirling
Assumed office
6 February 2008
Preceded by New creation
Member of the Western Australian Parliament
for Stirling
In office
26 February 2005 – 6 February 2008
Preceded by Monty House
Succeeded by Seat abolished
Personal details
Born (1963-04-16) 16 April 1963 (age 52)
Subiaco, Western Australia
Citizenship Australian
Political party The Nationals
Education B.Sc Agric Dip Ed
Occupation Teacher

Donald Terence "Terry" Redman (born 16 April 1963) is an Australian politician. He has been a National Party member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly since February 2005, representing the electorates of Stirling (2005-2008) and Blackwood-Stirling (2008-present). He is the current state leader of the National Party as well as Minister for Regional Development; Lands and Minister Assisting the Minister for State Development in the Barnett Ministry.[1]


Early life[edit]

Terry Redman was born on 16 April 1963 in the Perth suburb of Subiaco. He has a Bachelor of Science majoring in Agriculture and a post graduate diploma in Education.[2]


Prior to entering politics he was a teacher, principal of the Western Australian College of Agriculture in Denmark and businessman.[3] He is married to Marie Redman and they have two children: Ben and Alysha.

Winning preselection for the National Party after the retirement of the sitting member Monty House, Redman retained the seat of Stirling for his party at the 2005 state election.[4] Following Stirling's abolition, he won the new seat of Blackwood-Stirling at the 2008 state election.

The Western Australian election, held on 6 September 2008, resulted in a hung parliament after a swing away from the incumbent Labor Party.

On 14 September 2008, the National Party, for which Redman had been re-elected as an MP, agreed to support the Liberal Party as a minority government. Redman along with two other Nationals, including leader Brendon Grylls and deputy leader Terry Waldron, were appointed to Cabinet on 23 September 2008.

Redman served as Minister for Agriculture and Food; Forestry; and Minister Assisting the Minister for Education from 23 September 2008 to 14 December 2010. He then served as Minister for Agriculture and Food; Forestry; and Minister for Corrective Services until 29 June 2012, when he became the Minister for Housing.[5] He became Leader of the WA Nationals in December 2013. Redman was also appointed Minister of Regional Development; Lands, taking on the responsibility of overseeing the Royalties for Regions program.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Hon. Donald Terrence (Terry) Redman MLA BSc, DipEd". Extract from the Western Australian Parliamentary Handbook. Parliament of Western Australia. Retrieved 8 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "National Party Profile - Terry Redman". 2007. Archived from the original on 2008-07-19. Retrieved 2008-04-10. 
  3. ^ "BushChange - Stirling". 2007. Retrieved 2008-04-10. [dead link]
  4. ^ "ABC 2005 Election Result". 2005. Retrieved 2008-04-10. 
  5. ^ http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-06-28/buswell-back-in-cabinet-after-cabinet-reshuffle/4098102?section=wa
Parliament of Western Australia
Preceded by
Troy Buswell
Minister for Agriculture and Food
Preceded by
Kim Chance
Minister for Agriculture and Food
2008 – 2012
Minister for Forestry
2008 – 2012
New creation Minister Assisting the Minister for Education
2008 – 2012
Preceded by
Monty House
Member for Stirling
District abolished
New district Member for Blackwood-Stirling
Party political offices
Preceded by
Brendon Grylls
Leader of the National Party of Western Australia