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AU WA S2485




  • 1987-03-16 - 1993-02-16 (Creation)

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AU WA A1018 - HON. GRAHAM JOHN EDWARDS MLC (1987-03-16 - 1993-02-16)

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The Honourable Graham John Edwards MLC first assumed Ministerial office on 16 March 1987 as Minister for Sport and Recreation under the Burke Ministry. Following the reconstitution of the Ministry on 25 February 1988 the portfolio of Consumer Affairs was added to his brief, until 28 February 1989 when it was replaced with the portfolios of Racing and Gaming, and Youth. Further reconstitution of the Ministry on 20 December 1990 saw the Honourable Graham John Edwards MLC assume the office of Minister for Police; Emergency Services and The Aged under the Lawrence Administration. On 20 August 1991 the portfolio for The Aged was replaced with that of Sport and Recreation. The Minister maintained these portfolios until 16 February 1993.

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Newspaper clippings compiled by the Government Media Office Clipping Service relating to the Ministerial portfolio's of the Hon Graham John Edwards MLC. Clippings are arranged in chronological order by portfolio in the following sequence: Consumer Affairs and Sport and Recreation (Interfiled for the first four years), Police and Emergency Services. Articles included within these files have been gathered from a variety of Western Australian newspapers (both metropolitan and rural) by the Government Media Office Clipping Service for the information of the Minister. The articles contained in these files relate either directly or indirectly to the Minister's portfolios, or contain some reference to the Minister himself.

There are also two special collections of newspaper cuttings from the Police Department - relating to Firearms and prostitution, which are filed independently of the other sequences. Firearms articles relate to proposed changes to gun laws, and the prostitution articles deal with changes of laws dealing with prostitution and the taxation of brothel owners.


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