Hodgman, a man of so many hats
get a guernsey when the Liberals won government in 2014.
Instead, he has been Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees, and is the Government’s nomination for Speaker following Elise Archer’s elevation to Minister for Justice, Minister for Corrections, Minister for Environment and Parks and Minister for the Arts (no doubt looking forward to all those invitations).
There is Sarah Courtney (Bass), who has very impressive credentials. She started in the finance industry as a quantitative analyst, moved to equity analysis and stockbroking, then business development manager with a funds management firm. She holds a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering and Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Sydney, and a Master of Wine Technology and Viticulture.
Since being elected in 2014, she has been parliamentary secretary to the Premier and community and veterans’ affairs. She has served on a number of committees.
Roger Jaensch (Braddon) was elected in 2014 and is parliamentary secretary for Small Business, Trade and Red Tape Reduction. He studied science at Monash University, and after land use and industry development roles in WA, he became the inaugural chair and CEO of the Cradle Coast Authority in 2000.
Leonie Hiscutt was elected MLC for Montgomery in 2013. She is a marriage celebrant who was active in agri-politics, small business and tourism before entering the Upper House, where she is currently Leader of the Government.
Nic Street (Franklin) was elected in 2016 on a recount following the retirement of Paul Harriss. He graduated from the University of Tasmania with a Bachelor of Commerce.
He ran his family’s business in Blackmans Bay and was elected to Kingborough Council in 2011. He joined MHA Adam Brooks as an adviser in 2014 after the state election.
And then there is former minister Brooks (Braddon), who, along with Matthew Groom, has no official party duties and has been in the background since 2016.
He was stood down as the mining minister last year over concerns about possible conflicts of interest between his portfolio and business pursuits, and has been ruled out from returning to the front bench until the completion of an exhaustive audit of his email accounts.