Hon. Donna Faragher MLC retirement

January 10, 2024 8:00 AM
Libby Mettam
WA Liberal Leader

Today I would like to offer my most heartfelt thanks to my colleague The Hon. Donna Faragher MLC for her work and service to the Parliament and people of Western Australia over the past almost 20 years.

Donna announced today that she would not be standing for preselection for the 2025 State Election.

Donna has a record of service and achievement over her time in Parliament that many would aspire to, being first elected to Parliament at just 29 years of age.

Her selfless dedication to her ministerial roles marks her as a role model for aspiring politicians of all persuasions.

In her Ministerial roles, Donna was, and continues to be, a compassionate advocate for people with disability, she spearheaded environmental and conservation initiatives and continues to campaign strongly for better access to child development services.

Donna has always been a willing mentor to new members and I have personally benefitted from her wise counsel, measured advice, support and friendship during my time in politics.

When she retires in May 2025, Donna will be the longest serving woman to represent the Liberal Party in State Parliament, an inspirational achievement grounded in an era when women in parliament numbered considerably less than they do today.

On behalf of the Parliamentary Liberal Party and from me personally, thank you Donna.

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