Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack has accepted an invitation from The Nationals WA MP Ian Blayney to meet concerned Geraldton and Mid West tourism operators, accommodation providers and small business owners. Mr Blayney, the Member for Geraldton, said the aftermath of Australia-wide bushfires, floods and drought and the growing impact of the COVID-19 virus have…
Leader | Member for Central Wheatbelt
Spokesperson for Regional Development; State Development; Public Sector Management; Jobs and Trade; Federal-State Relations
Mia was first elected to represent the Agricultural Region at the 2008 State election. At the 2013 State election, Mia successfully contested the seat of Central Wheatbelt for The Nationals WA.
In November 2013 Mia made history when she became the first female party member to be appointed Deputy Leader of The Nationals WA. A month later she was appointed to Cabinet as Minister for Water; Forestry and in late 2014 added the Sport and Recreation portfolio to her Ministerial responsibilities.
She has a particular interest in education and health and has been working to improve these services throughout the Wheatbelt region.
Prior to entering Parliament, Mia worked as a policy adviser for the Leader of the Parliamentary National Party, executive officer at the Chamber of Minerals and Energy and as a communications consultant. Mia holds a Bachelor of Marketing and the Media from Murdoch University.
She is a member of the Northam Chamber of Commerce, Avon Tourism Board, Wheatbelt Business Network, Avon Community Development Foundation, Country Women’s Association, Youth Advisory Council, Country Arts WA and the Royal Agricultural Society.
Following the 2017 State election, Mia was elected Parliamentary Leader of The Nationals WA.