Premier Pays Tribute To Peter Tinley

  • Willagee MLA Peter Tinley to stand down at 2025 State Election after almost 15 years in Parliament

Premier Roger Cook has paid tribute to Willagee MLA and former minister Peter Tinley, who today announced he will not contest the 2025 State Election.

Mr Tinley was elected to Parliament in 2009 as the Member for Willagee, after a distinguished 25-year career serving the nation in the Australian Army, including 17 years in the Special Air Service Regiment.

Mr Tinley was appointed to Cabinet in 2017, and served as a Minister from 2017 to 2021 in a range of important portfolios.

As Housing Minister, Mr Tinley kickstarted the renewal of the State’s public housing portfolio, after inheriting significantly ageing housing stock from the previous Liberal-National government.

In the Fisheries portfolio, Mr Tinley helped to drive Western Australia’s fledgling aquaculture industry, while supporting the lobster industry manage international market shocks during the COVID-19 pandemic through innovative policy and legislative changes.

As Veterans Issues Minister, Mr Tinley delivered a number of important initiatives and facilities for the WA veteran community, including the State’s first Veterans and Families Strategy.

Over the past three years Mr Tinley has led a range of important initiatives for the State, including chairing a cross-agency Government working group tasked with building the case for a WA-based National Rugby League team.

He is continuing to lead the Parliamentary inquiry into WA’s domestic gas policy, in his role as chair of the Economics and Industry Standing Committee.

As stated by Premier Roger Cook:

“Peter has served his community, the Parliament, the State and his country with distinction for decades as a local member, Minister, and of course, during his time in the armed forces.

“He has been an important part of our Labor team for almost 15 years passionate about his community, a natural leader and always focused on delivering for the State.

“I want to thank Peter for his service and wish him all the best for the future.”

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