| Sue Walker|
| 22 May 1954 (age 61)
Kalgoorlie, Western Australia (1954-05-22) |
Liberal Party of Australia
Member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly
Member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly since 2008
Liberal Party of Australia
William Richard "Bill" Marmion (born 22 May 1954) is an Australian politician who has been a member of the Legislative Assembly of Western Australia since 2008, representing the seat of Nedlands. He served as a minister in the government of Colin Barnett from 2010 to 2017.
Marmion was born in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, to Betty Ellen (née Ramm) and Richard Stephen Marmion. His great-grandfather, William Edward Marmion, was a member of parliament in the 19th century. His father was a mechanical engineer, and the family lived for periods in Kalgoorlie and Wittenoom before eventually settling in Bunbury. Marmion attended Bunbury Senior High School and then boarded at Hale School, Perth, for his final two years of high school. He went on to study at the University of Western Australia, initially graduating with a Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) degree and later returning to complete a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degree. Before entering politics, Marmion worked as a civil engineer for Main Roads Western Australia, as a VFM auditor for the state government's auditor-general, and for his own strategic planning business. He was also president of the state branch of Engineers Australia for three years.
From 1992 to 1997, Marmion was the private secretary to Peter Foss, a state Liberal MP and a minister in the government of Richard Court. In 1997, he transferred to Court's office, where he remained until the government's defeat at the 2001 state election. Marmion entered parliament himself at the 2008 state election, winning the seat of Nedlands from Sue Walker, an independent who had resigned from the Liberal Party earlier in the year. He was made parliamentary secretary to the Minister for Transport (Simon O'Brien) shortly after the election, and later served in a similar position for the premier. In April 2010, following the resignation of Troy Buswell, Marmion was elevated to the ministry as Minister for Commerce, Minister for Housing, and Minister for Science and Innovation. In a reshuffle in December 2010, he was instead made Minister for the Environment and Minister for Water. Another reshuffle occurred after the 2013 state election, with Marmion becoming Minister for Mines and Petroleum and Minister for Housing (for a second time). He was also made Minister for Finance in December 2014, and Minister for State Development in March 2016, but lost the mines portfolio to Sean L'Estrange. In September 2016, he was shifted from finance to transport to replace resigned minister Dean Nalder.
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