Dr Mike Nahan MLA,
Member for Riverton

BA(Econ), MA(AgEcon), PhD(Econ)

Mike Nahan was elected as the Member for Riverton in the 2008 State Election. He is the Minister for Energy, Finance, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs.

In Parliament, Mike has been the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Education, Energy and Indigenous Affairs, the Chairman of the Economics and Industry Standing Committee and has undertaken important inquiries into issues such as Domestic Gas Prices, DEC's management of former pastoral leases, and the Kimberley Ultra Marathon.

The Premier, Colin Barnett, has given Mike the special task of helping to make WA's relationship with Singapore and Malaysia even stronger, broader and closer. There is great potential for further trade and commercial links, for the sharing of cultural events and facilities, and for the exchange of people and skills.

Mike has been in Australia since 1978. He is originally from the United States and arrived in Western Australia in 1982. Prior to his role as a State politician, Mike was employed as Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs, which is Australia's oldest and largest private think tank.

He brings to the role a lifetime of experience, leadership and values as a parent, a State public servant, an economist and a proven champion for the local community.

Mike holds a PhD in Economics from the Australian National University and was awarded a Centenary Medal by the Australian Government in 2000 for his contribution to public policy.

A keen sportsman himself, Mike is proud to be the Patron of the Riverton Football Club Inc and the Willetton Baseball Association. Mike also has a strong involvement in the Riverton RSL.

Mike is married to Dr Nyuk Nahan, who is originally from Malaysia and they have two children, a daughter Keavy who is doing her Masters in the USA and a son Key, who is studying podiatry at UWA. The Nahan family also have a dog named Mango.

Mike has a passion for ideas, debate and growth, and a keen interest in sailing.

Key, Nyuk and Mike Nahan at home ...

...not forgetting Mango, the dog!




































Electorate Office Hours for Christmas/New Year

Mike's electorate office will close on the afternoon of Friday 19 December 2014 and reopen on Monday 5 January 2015.

Enjoy discounts and benefits with WA Seniors Card!

I am pleased to announce that the new 2014-2016 WA Seniors Card Discount Directory is now available from my Riverton Electorate office.

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I am proud to offer Riverton Seniors the opportunity to access up to $1,000 worth of State Government concessions and business discounts throughout the state and I encourage WA Seniors Card holders to pick up their copy of the new directory to start saving!

If you are over 60 years old and have yet to apply for a WA Seniors Card, or should you require further information, please feel free to contact my office on 9457 1282 for assistance.

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