Kim Hames has served as health minister for seven years.

Hames to step down as deputy premier

Deputy Premier Kim Hames will stand down from that role in February next year, but will remain as minister for health and tourism as he prepares for his retirement from politics at the 2017 state election.


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Total staff

1st-Department of Education40,113
2nd-Department of Health35,622
3rd-WA Police Force8,933
4th↑Department of Communities5,523
5th↓Department of Justice6,035
45 state government departments ranked by total staff in WA