Hon Liza Harvey MLA
Deputy Leader of the Opposition; Shadow Minister for Transport; Planning; Lands
Member for Scarborough
Liza Harvey represents the electorate of Scarborough in the Western Australian Legislative Assembly, having been elected at the 2008 General Election and then re-elected in March 2013.
Born in Manjimup, Liza Harvey is the third of six children and a fifth generation Western Australian. Her father is a surveyor, which meant Liza and her siblings travelled around the State during their childhood, with the majority of their time spent living in the Pilbara and Kimberley regions. She has lived in Scarborough for the last 20 years and is a small business owner employing over 50 Western Australians.
As a business owner and an active member in her local community, Liza is acutely aware of the importance of law and order and community safety, both of which are of high priority to the people of Western Australia.
She is mother to Elizabeth and Jack, stepmother to Sarah and grandmother to Riley, Orlando and Poppy.
Liza Harvey was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Finance; Commerce; Small Business in December 2010 and was promoted to the position of Minister for Police and Road Safety in June 2012. She was given the added responsibility of Small Business and Women’s Interests after the March 2013 State Election. The Tourism portfolio replaced Small Business in August 2013, which was later replaced in December 2014 by the Training and Workforce Development portfolio. In February 2016 Liza was elevated to the position of Deputy Premier.
Following the 2017 State Election, Liza retained her seat of Scarborough, was again elected Deputy Leader of the State Parliamentary Liberal Party and is the Shadow Minister for Transport, Planning and Lands.
As former Minister for Women’s Interests, Liza Harvey is keenly aware of the many issues that primarily face women and is proud to support Breaking the Silence as Patron.