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Nick Griffiths

Nick Griffiths

Australian politician
Nick Griffiths
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Intro Australian politician
Is Politician
From Australia Wales
Type Politics
Gender male
Birth 24 December 1951, Barry, Vale of Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom
Age: 68 years
Star sign CapricornCapricorn
Politics Australian Labor Party
Education
Newman College, Perth
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Biography

Nicholas (Nick) David Griffiths OAM (born 24 December 1951) is an Australian politician. He was a member of the Western Australian Legislative Council representing the East Metropolitan Region.

Griffiths was born in Barry, Wales. Elected to Parliament in the 1993 state election and subsequently re-elected in the 1996, 2001 and 2005 state elections, he is a member of the Labor Party. The Griffiths family emigrated to Western Australia in 1958.

Griffiths has held several ministerial positions since entering parliament including: Shadow Attorney-General (1996–1999), Minister of Racing and Gaming (2001–2005) and Minister of Housing and Works (2003–2005). Following the 2005 election, he was elected as President of the Western Australian Legislative Council, a post which he held until 21 May 2009.

Griffiths was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the 2018 Australia Day Honours, "For service to the people and Parliament of Western Australia."

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http://www.parliament.wa.gov.au/Parliament/Memblist.nsf/WAllMembersFlat/Griffiths,+Nicholas+(Nick)+David?opendocument
https://honours.pmc.gov.au/honours/awards/2000273
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