Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Mental Health; Child Protection
Member for South Metro
Hon Nick Goiran MLC was elected to the 38th Parliament of Western Australian as the Member for the South Metropolitan Region in 2008. His term in the Legislative Council commenced on 22 May 2009. He was then re-elected in 2013.
Nick completed a double Bachelor Degree in Law and Commerce (including a double major in Banking and Finance) at Murdoch University and after graduating was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Western Australia in December 2000. He worked as a Solicitor and quickly became an Equity Partner some 18 months later. In 2007, Nick sold his equity in the firm before joining CLP Legal as a Consultant.
In his Inaugural Speech given on 3 June 2009, Nick noted that “…as a young adult I had not had much interest in entering politics. However… I have been inspired to retire at a young age from the legal profession and commence a new season in my life as a Member of Parliament.” Nick made the transition into politics because he saw an opportunity to positively affect the legislation he had spent years working with.
Nick has already served on many parliamentary committees. That service included two 4 year terms as the Chairman of the Joint Standing Committee on the Corruption and Crime Commission, which is tasked with monitoring and reporting to Parliament on the exercise of the functions of both the Commission and the Parliamentary Inspector of the Commission. Additionally in both his first two terms in Parliament he has been a member of the Standing Committee on Procedure and Privileges, which reviews the law and custom of Parliament, of the House and its committees, and make recommendations to the House to assist or improve these areas.
On 23 September 2016 Nick was appointed as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Mental Health and Child Protection. This role sees him working closely with the Minister and in two portfolios close to his heart.
Nick is a dedicated husband and father. He is continually intentional in ensuring his family holds its rightful place in his priorities. Having lived in the South Metropolitan Region for most of his life, Nick has a tremendous amount of local knowledge. He understands the challenges and opportunities that face the Region, and continues to work to ensure progress is made to benefit the Region.
Nick is a known conservative, who upholds that, first, governments and members of society should ensure that laws and policies protect human life from conception until natural death, and, second lifelong marriage between a man and a woman guarantees children their biological birthright of a mother and a father which has a proven track record of providing them with protection, education, welfare, support and nurture. He believes that these conservative values are the guiding principles of our civilisation and the cornerstone of good governance.
Unit 2, 714 Ranford Road,
Southern River WA 6110
Tel: (08) 9398 3800