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Premier  Colin Barnett
Profession  Accountant
Preceded by  Tony Dean
Name  John Castrilli
Succeeded by  David Smith
Spouse  Loretta Castrilli
Citizenship  Australian

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Full Name  Giovanni Mario Castrilli
Born  22 November 1950 (age 65) Roccamandolfi, Italy (1950-11-22)
Political party  Liberal Party of Australia
Role  Member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly
Office  Member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly since 2005
Party  Liberal Party of Australia

Giovanni "John" Mario Castrilli was born 22 November 1950 in Roccamandolfi in Italy. He was a Liberal member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly representing the electorate of Bunbury after winning the seat in the 2005 election his retirement in 2017.


Early life

Castrilli's father, Antonio, arrived in Australia in 1952 from after migrating from Roccamandolfi in Italy, he was joined by the rest of his family in 1954.

Political career

Starting his career in local politics in 1991, Castrilli served as a councillor of the City of Bunbury from 1991 to 1997. Castrilli was then elected as Mayor of Bunbury in 1997 and re-elected in 2001 with a two-party vote of 73.5%.

Contesting the seat of Bunbury for the first time in the 2005 election Castrilli beat the sitting Labor member with a swing of +0.6 points and winning the seat by 0.4 points.

He immediately became a shadow minister under leader Matt Birney, serving in the Local Government and Regional Development shadow portfolio from March 2005 to May 2005.

After the defeat of the Labor government at the 2008 election, he was appointed to the Barnett Ministry and became Minister for Local Government, in which role he has handled a controversial proposition to amalgamate smaller local councils.


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