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Roger Hugh Cook is an Australian politician who is currently the Deputy Prime Minister of Western Australia, led by Mark McGowan. He has been a member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly since 2008, representing the seat of Kwinana. He was elected deputy leader of the Labor Party ten days after first being elected to parliament, and continues to hold the position. Cook worked as a public relations consultant before entering politics. He was involved in student politics earlier, serving as the first president of the National Student Union.

Cook was born in Perth and attended Scottish Academy. He then attended Murdoch University, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration, and later a Postgraduate Diploma in Business (Public Relations) and an MBA from Curtin University. While at Murdoch University, Cook became involved in student politics, serving as the student representative to the University Senate.

In mid-1986, he also participated in the establishment of the National Student Union, as the representative of the National Labor Students Organization, becoming its first national president.

After graduation, Cook worked in the offices of many Labour MPs, including Stephen Smith, Jim McGinty and Chris Evans. He was Labour’s state chairman from 1999 to 2000. Cook later joined Aboriginal advocacy groups, serving at various times as policy coordinator for the Western Australia Aboriginal Aboriginal Property Rights Working Group, as well as CEO of Yamatji Marlpa, Barna Baba, Maaja, Aboriginal Corporation, and for South West Aboriginal Land and Sea. Council’s Government Relations Manager. From 2004 to 2008 he was country manager for CPR, a public relations firm with close ties to the Labour Party.

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