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During a 19-year term as Member for Fremantle in the Western Australian Parliament, Jim McGinty held the positions of Minister for Health (2003–08), Attorney-General (2001–08) and Leader of the Opposition


As Western Australia’s Attorney-General, Mr McGinty is recognised for his contribution to law reform – creating new legal institutions and modernising the law to reflect 21st century standards and values.


Mr McGinty is on the boards of Telethon Kids Institute, Brightwater Care Group and Access Housing. He is also a volunteer with Fremantle Sea Rescue.




Mrs Edwardes was appointed as a member of the Foreign Investment Review Board in August 2017 for a five-year period. She is also a Company Director on a number of ASX Boards, private companies and not-for-profit associations.


A solicitor by profession, Mrs Edwardes is a former Minister in the Court Government (and WA’s first female Attorney general) with extensive experience and knowledge of WA’s legal and regulatory framework relating to mining projects, environmental, native title, heritage and land access.


Mrs Edwardes was awarded an Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2016 for “significant service to the people and Parliament of Western Australia, to the law and to the environment, and through executive roles with business, education and community organisations.”




Peter Blaxell graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Western Australia in 1967. He was an articled clerk then solicitor and partner at Lavan & Walsh from 1967–1974.


Mr Blaxell was co-ordinator of the Law Society’s Legal Assistance Scheme from 1974–1975 and established the Kununurra office of the Aboriginal Legal Service in 1975.


He joined the Independent Bar in 1975, practising solely as a barrister until 1991.  He was a judge of the District Court of Western Australia from 1991 until  2005.


Peter Blaxell was appointed a judge of the Supreme Court of Western Australia in February 2005. He retired in February 2011.


Following retirement Mr Blaxell has been active with a number of community organisations including the Board of the SAS Resources Fund, the Trustees of Fremantle Sailing Club, and the Governors of the Leeuwin Ocean Adventure Foundation.



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