The Deputy Premier

The Committee for Perth invited key representatives from our membership to our Food For Thought Leaders Luncheon, held on Tuesday, 9 August to hear from special guest speaker The Hon. Liza Harvey MLA, Deputy Premier; Minister for Police; Road Safety; Training and Workforce Development; Women's Interests.

Meet our speakers and panellists

The Hon. LIza Harvey MLA Image
The Hon. LIza Harvey MLA

Deputy Premier; Minister for Police; Road Safety; Training and Workforce Development; Women's Interests

Liza Harvey represents the electorate of Scarborough in the Western Australian Legislative Assembly, having been elected at the 2008 General Election and then re-elected in March 2013.

Born in Manjimup, Liza is the third of six children and a fifth generation Western Australian. Her father is a surveyor, which meant Liza and her siblings travelled around the State during their childhood, with the majority of their time spent living in the Pilbara and Kimberley regions. She has lived in Scarborough for the last 20 years and is a small business owner employing over 50 Western Australians.

As a business owner and an active member in her local community, Liza is acutely aware of the importance of law and order and community safety, both of which are of high priority to the people of Western Australia.

Liza was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Finance; Commerce; Small Business in December 2010 and was promoted to the position of Minister for Police and Road Safety in June 2012. She was given the added responsibility of Small Business and Women’s Interests after the March 2013 State Election. The Tourism portfolio replaced Small Business in August 2013, which was later replaced in December 2014 by the Training and Workforce Development portfolio. In February 2016 Liza was elevated to the position of Deputy Premier.

She is mother to Elizabeth and Jack, stepmother to Sarah and grandmother to Riley, Orlando and Poppy.

Acknowledgement of Country

The Committee For Perth acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.