Member for Perth
Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Western Australia
Shadow Parliamentary Secretary Regional Development and Infrastructure
Alannah came to Perth from Melbourne at age 18 where she has remained her whole working life. After a stint at everything from checkout chick to barmaid, she enrolled at University of Western Australia and graduated in Arts and, later, Law.
Alannah’s professional life in Perth has included working for the Commonwealth Government in Aboriginal Employment and Training, establishing and operating a local newspaper which eventually became the Guardian Express, establishing her own legal practise, and serving for six years on the Perth City Council.
She was elected to Parliament and served as WA Minister for Planning and Infrastructure for eight years, and immediately before entering Federal Parliament she was the Mayor for the City of Vincent.
Alannah is a big believer in the importance action on climate change and investment in infrastructure. As a Minister for the West Australian Government she oversaw major Labor initiatives for WA including roads, ports and the development of the Mandurah Railway line.
She is passionate about her local community, where her family have lived for over thirty years, and enjoys spending time participating in the many local community events that make sunny Perth a great place to live.