"Paul has been a strong and committed local member who also understands the importance of how people can contribute and strengthen a community," Premier Colin Barnett said.
Mr Miles, who has been Parliamentary Secretary to the Attorney General and Minister for Commerce since March 2013, said he was looking forward to elevating the important role of seniors and the invaluable work of volunteers in the community.
"As a Lions Club member for 30 years, communities are close to my heart," Mr Miles said.
Agricultural scientist and Mining and Pastoral Region MLC Mark Lewis has been appointed Agriculture and Food Minister, Mr Barnett announced today.
"Before entering State Parliament in 2013, Mark was involved in developing irrigated agricultural opportunities and also held management positions within the Department of Agriculture and Food in a region which covered the extent of his current electorate," he said.
"Mark was raised on farming, cattle and sheep properties in Queensland and will bring to the portfolio a vast knowledge about the agricultural sector and the challenges it faces."
The Premier said the sector was among a number of industries critical to the broadening of the Western Australian economy. Appointing a dedicated Minister to the portfolio would ensure the sector was given Mr Lewis' full attention in progressing key policies, including upgrading the Doppler tower network and launching the WA Biosecurity Strategy.
Senior Minister Bill Marmion will take on the Transport portfolio.
"Bill was a civil engineer for Main Roads before entering State Parliament. He has been a Minister since 2010 and I have every confidence he is the right person to continue to move forward major public infrastructure projects such as the Forrestfield-Airport Link, NorthLink WA and Roe 8," Mr Barnett said.
The Premier said Mr Marmion would divest his Finance portfolio to Sean L'Estrange, who would add the responsibility to his Mines and Petroleum and Small Business roles. Mr Marmion would retain State Development and Innovation.
"The opportunity for new people, with new ideas, to sit at the State Cabinet table will re-energise the Cabinet and the Liberal National Government as we move toward the March 2017 election," he said
Mr Barnett said two new Parliamentary Secretaries had also been appointed.
South Metropolitan Region MLC Nick Goiran will become the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Mental Health and Child Protection.
Carine MLA Tony Krsticevic will be Parliamentary Secretary to the Attorney General and Minister for Commerce.
HON C J BARNETT MLA
Premier; Minister for Tourism; Science
HON L M HARVEY MLA
Deputy Premier; Minister for Police; Road Safety; Training and Workforce Development; Women's Interests
HON B J GRYLLS MLA
Minister for Housing; Racing and Gaming
HON P C COLLIER MLC
Minister for Education; Aboriginal Affairs; Electoral Affairs
HON J H D DAY MLA
Minister for Health; Culture and the Arts
HON Dr M D NAHAN MLA
Treasurer; Minister for Energy; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests
HON W R MARMION MLA
Minister for State Development; Transport; Innovation
HON M MISCHIN MLC
Attorney General; Minister for Commerce
HON A P JACOB MLA
Minister for Environment; Heritage
HON J M FRANCIS MLA
Minister for Emergency Services; Fisheries; Corrective Services; Veterans
HON M J DAVIES MLA
Minister for Water; Sport and Recreation; Forestry
HON D T REDMAN MLA
Minister for Regional Development; Lands; Minister Assisting the Minister for State Development
HON D FARAGHER MLC
Minister for Planning; Disability Services
HON A MITCHELL MLA
Minister for Mental Health; Child Protection
HON S L'ESTRANGE MLA
Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Finance; Small Business
HON P T MILES MLA
Minister for Local Government; Community Services; Seniors and Volunteering; Youth
HON M W LEWIS MLC
Minister for Agriculture and Food
Mr John McGrath MLA
Paliamentary Secretary to the Premier
Hon Alyssa Hayden MLC
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Tourism
Hon Jim Chown MLC
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Transport
Hon Colin Holt MLC
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Housing, Racing and Gaming; and; Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Water; Sport and Recreation; Forestry
Mr Shane Love MLA
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Regional Development; Lands; Minister Assisting the Minister for State Development
Mr Matt Taylor MLA
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Innovation
Mr Jan Norberger MLA
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Planning
Mr Nick Goiran MLA
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Mental Health; Child Protection
Mr Tony Krsticevic MLA
Parliamentary Secretary to the Attorney General; Minister for Commerce
Ms Libby Mettam MLA
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