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Mike Nahan

Leader of the Opposition; Shadow Minister for Public Sector Management; State Development; Jobs and Trade; Federal-State Relations

Member for Riverton

Hi I’m Mike Nahan and I was first elected in 2008 to represent you in the Parliament of Western Australia as your local Member for Riverton.

I have thoroughly enjoyed representing the people of Parkwood, Riverton, Rossmoyne, Shelley and Willetton for the past 8 years and why wouldn’t I? Our area is an amazing place to live, work and enjoy life.

The community has so many strengths – we have some of the best public schools in the nation, we have the most successful senior citizens’ centre in Perth and our sporting culture is second to none.

I am proud to say we’ve had a number of achievements together over my 8 years, with several accomplishments standing out for me:

  • After many years of advocating, I successfully secured funding for the complete rebuild of Willetton Senior High School; meaning students will not only learn at one of the State’s best schools, they will learn in state-of-the-art facilities.
  • I secured $25m in funding to progress the staged rebuild of Rossmoyne Senior High School, which includes new facilities for the Year 7s. A total of $30.1 million has been invested in the school since 2007.
  • After the collapse of the Willetton Sports Club, I worked with a variety of stakeholders and secured $2.3 million for the refurbishment of the Willetton Sports Club facilities, and brand new facilities for the Willetton Bowling Club.
  • Along with the community, I held the Southern Metropolitan Regional Council to account with a number of problems plaguing the facility in Canning Vale, causing a regular odour problem for residents. The SMRC eventually upgraded its facilities to stop the issues.

As well as representing the people of Riverton, I am also the Treasurer of Western Australia, the Minister for Energy, and the Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Interests. It’s a privilege to serve in these roles, and I have been working hard to stop WA’s GST rip-off, implement important energy reforms and engage with our culturally diverse community.

I migrated to Australia in 1978 from the United States and arrived in Western Australia in 1982, having worked in many different roles for a number of organisations around the world before entering State Parliament. I have a PhD in Economics from ANU, and in 2000 I was awarded a Centenary Medal by the Australian Government for my contribution to public policy in Australia.

My wife is Dr Nyuk Nahan, a professor of law, who is originally from Malaysia and together we are the proud parents of two adult children; our daughter Keavy who has completed her masters in the USA, and our son Key, who has completed podiatry at the University of Western Australia. I bring with me a lifetime of experience, leadership and values as a parent, a State public servant, an economist, a university lecturer, a director, a journalist and a proven champion for the local community, to proudly serve as your local MP, and as a Minister of the Crown.

It remains an absolute honour to represent the Riverton community, and if re-elected this year, I also look forward to welcoming Bull Creek to the electorate, and working to achieve great things together.

Great to hear from Dawesville residents this afternoon. Thank you to the hard working @zrfk for hosting.

Office Details

Shop P05, Stockland Riverton,
Cnr of High Road and Willeri Drive,
Riverton WA 6148

Tel: (08) 9457 1282

Email Mike here