Hon Mia Davies MLA
Leader of The Nationals WA
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.
As Minister Mia was responsible for taking carriage of many important programs, including the $127.5 million Water for Food initiative, which is driving irrigated agriculture expansion in regional WA through 15 major projects. She implemented the Get On Board and Lead (GOAL) program encouraging greater representation of women both on and off the field in the sport and recreation context and advocated strongly for investment in regional sporting infrastructure and athlete talent development. Roll-out of a $21 million Softwood Industry Strategy and Native Sandalwood Industry Strategy were among her achievements in the Forestry portfolio.
Following the 2017 State Election Mia was elected Parliamentary Leader of The Nationals WA.