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Ian Goodenough

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Preceded by  Mal Washer
Role  Politician
Name  Ian Goodenough

Alma mater  Curtin University
Nationality  Australian
Education  Curtin University
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Full Name  Ian Reginald Goodenough
Born  3 July 1975 (age 40) Singapore (1975-07-03)
Political party  Liberal Party of Australia
Occupation  Accountant, property developer
Party  Liberal Party of Australia

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Ian Reginald Goodenough (born 3 July 1975) is an Australian politician who is the current Liberal Party member for the Division of Moore in the House of Representatives, located in the northern suburbs of Perth, Western Australia. Goodenough was elected to parliament at the 2013 federal election, replacing the retiring Mal Washer. A property developer and businessman prior to his election, he had previously also served as a City of Wanneroo councillor.


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Early life and business career

Goodenough was born in Singapore in 1975, and emigrated to Australia with his family in December 1984, becoming an Australian citizen in 1987. He is of English, Portuguese, and Malaysian Chinese descent, and identifies as a member of the Eurasian community, with his branch of the Goodenough family having first arrived in Singapore in the 1800s. A direct ancestor, Samuel Goodenough, was Bishop of Carlisle in the early 19th century, and a great-granduncle, Sir William Goodenough, was an admiral in the Royal Navy. After moving to Australia, Goodenough attended Leederville Primary School and Aranmore Catholic College. He graduated as the dux of his high school in 1992, and then began work for an accounting firm, Hendry Rae & Court. At the same time, he attended night classes at Curtin University, eventually receiving a Bachelor of Commerce (BComm) degree in 1998. In 2003, Goodenough returned to Curtin for two years to obtain a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree, and later also attended an executive development program (EDP) at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School in Philadelphia, USA.

Aged 21, Goodenough invested money borrowed from his parents into Pipe Supports Australia, a pipe manufacturing and wholesale business, and in 1998 he co-founded Westcapital Group, a property developer. He remains a managing director of both companies, and in 2006 was named in Business News' 40 Under 40, with his profile noting his "diverse business interests". Until resigning in February 2011, he additionally served as managing director of several companies in the Claymont Group, on his resignation exchanging his shares in the companies for land worth $9.7 million. From 1997 to 2001, during the Court–Cowan government, Goodenough worked part-time as a research officer in WA's Department of the Premier and Cabinet, assisting, amongst others, George Cash (the President of the Legislative Council), and Ian Osborne (the government whip). He was a recipient of the Australian government's Centenary Medal in 2001, for "service to the community through local government, education and charity".

Local government and political career

Goodenough was an unsuccessful candidate for the Town of Vincent's Mount Hawthorn Ward in December 1997, placing third of three candidates with 19.40% of the vote. In 1999, after the City of Joondalup's separation from the City of Wanneroo necessitated new elections for both councils, Goodenough was elected to the City of Wanneroo's Coastal Ward. He remained a councillor until his election to federal parliament in September 2013. A "longstanding member of the Liberal Party", Goodenough was president of the party's branch in the Division of Moore from 2007 to 2011, replacing Michaelia Cash following her election to the Senate at the 2007 federal election. He was preselected for Moore in July 2012, and won the seat at the 2013 federal election with 53.08 percent on first preferences (and 61.86 percent of the 2PP vote), replacing the retiring Mal Washer. A member of the conservative faction of the Liberal Party, Goodenough sits on the Standing Committees for Procedure and Tax and Revenue, and on the Joint Standing Committee for Electoral Matters. He also sits on the Speaker's Panel, whose members chair the house in the absence of both the Speaker and Deputy Speakers.


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