Member for Murray-Wellington
Murray Cowper was elected to the Western Australian Parliament in the seat of Murray on February 26, 2005.
After more than seven years in the Western Australian Legislative Assembly, Murray was appointed Minister for Training and Workforce Development and Corrective Services on June 29, 2012.
During the Liberal Party’s time in Opposition Murray served as the Shadow spokesperson for Road Safety, Transport and later Emergency Services and Industrial Relations.
Murray has worked long and hard to make a difference to benefit the people of Western Australia.
While in Opposition, Murray wrote several Private Member’s Bills. His work to ensure proper worker’s compensation for police officers, making seatbelts on school buses mandatory and improving the Misuse of Drugs Act saw these moves later become legislation.
Following the September 2008 election, Murray became Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Police; Emergency Services; Road Safety between September 2008 and August 2009.
He was then appointed Parliamentary Secretary representing the Minister for Training and Workforce Development; Indigenous Affairs, remaining in this important role from 2010 to 2012.
Murray has also held the position of Acting Speaker.
Before entering Parliament, Murray worked as a police officer across the vast State of Western Australia.
He has developed a deep understanding of the many issues affecting West Australians during an impressive 28-year career within the police force.
His service included time spent in Broome, Fitzroy Crossing, Halls Creek, Dampier, Denmark, Australind and in metropolitan Perth.