Treasurer of Western Australia

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Treasurer of Western Australia
Incumbent
Mike Nahan
Style The Honourable
Appointer Governor of Western Australia
Term length At the Governor's pleasure
Formation 29 January 1890
First holder Sir John Forrest

The Treasurer of Western Australia is the title held by the Cabinet Minister who is responsible for the management of Western Australia's public sector finances, and for preparing and delivering the annual State Budget. With only rare exceptions, until 2001, the position of Treasurer was usually held by the Premier of Western Australia.

List of Treasurers of Western Australia[edit]

Treasurer Party Assumed Office Left Office Term
William Henry Drake (none) 1838[1] 1848 10 years
Anthony O'Grady Lefroy none 1856[2] December 1890 34 years, 181 days
Sir John Forrest (pro-Forrest)1 29 December 1890 15 February 1901 10 years, 48 days
George Throssell (pro-Forrest)1 15 February 1901 27 May 1901 101 days
Frederick Illingworth Opposition1 27 May 1901 21 November 1901 178 days
Alf Morgans Ministerialist1 21 November 1901 23 December 1901 32 days
Frederick Illingworth Opposition1 23 December 1901 1 July 1902 190 days
James Gardiner Opposition1 1 July 1902 20 April 1904 1 year, 294 days
Cornthwaite Rason Opposition1 20 April 1904 10 August 1904 112 days
Henry Daglish Labor 10 August 1904 25 August 1905 1 year, 15 days
Hector Rason Ministerialist 25 August 1905 7 May 1906 255 days
Frank Wilson Ministerialist 7 May 1906 30 June 1909 3 years, 54 days
Sir Newton Moore Ministerialist 30 June 1909 16 September 1910 1 year, 78 days
Frank Wilson Ministerialist 16 September 1910 7 October 1911 1 year, 21 days
John Scaddan Labor 7 October 1911 27 July 1916 4 years, 294 days
Frank Wilson Liberal (WA) 27 July 1916 28 June 1917 336 days
James Gardiner Country 28 June 1917 2 April 1919 1 year, 278 days
Sir Henry Lefroy Nationalist 2 April 1919 17 April 1919 15 days
Sir Hal Colebatch Nationalist 17 April 1919 17 May 1919 30 days
Sir James Mitchell Nationalist 17 May 1919 16 April 1924 4 years, 335 days
Philip Collier Labor 16 April 1924 24 April 1930 6 years, 8 days
Sir James Mitchell Nationalist 24 April 1930 24 April 1933 3 years, 0 days
Philip Collier Labor 24 April 1933 20 August 1936 3 years, 118 days
John Willcock Labor 20 August 1936 31 July 1945 8 years, 345 days
Frank Wise Labor 31 July 1945 1 April 1947 1 year, 244 days
Sir Ross McLarty Liberal 1 April 1947 23 February 1953 5 years, 328 days
Albert Hawke Labor 23 February 1953 2 April 1959 6 years, 38 days
Sir David Brand Liberal 2 April 1959 3 March 1971 11 years, 335 days
Tom Evans Labor 3 March 1971 12 October 1971 223 days
John Tonkin Labor 12 October 1971 8 April 1974 2 years, 178 days
Sir Charles Court Liberal 8 April 1974 25 January 1982 7 years, 292 days
Ray O'Connor Liberal 25 January 1982 19 February 1983 1 year, 25 days
Brian Burke Labor 19 February 1983 25 February 1988 5 years, 6 days
Peter Dowding Labor 25 February 1988 12 February 1990 1 year, 352 days
Dr Carmen Lawrence Labor 12 February 1990 16 February 1993 3 years, 4 days
Richard Court Liberal 16 February 1993 10 February 2001 7 years, 360 days
Eric Ripper Labor 16 February 2001 23 September 2008 7 years, 220 days
Troy Buswell Liberal 23 September 2008 27 April 2010 1 year, 216 days
Colin Barnett Liberal 27 April 2010 14 December 2010 231 days
Christian Porter Liberal 14 December 2010 12 June 2012 1 year, 181 days
Colin Barnett Liberal 12 June 2012 7 July 2012 25 days
Troy Buswell Liberal 7 July 2012 10 March 2014 1 year, 246 days
Colin Barnett Liberal 10 March 2014 17 March 2014 7 days
Mike Nahan Liberal 17 March 2014 Incumbent 2 years, 128 days

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mennell, Philip (1892). "Wikisource link to Drake, Sir William Henry". The Dictionary of Australasian Biography. London: Hutchinson & Co. Wikisource 
  2. ^ Lefroy, G. C. "Lefroy, Anthony O'Grady (1816–1897)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Canberra: Australian National University. Retrieved 13 December 2013.