Establishment of the Catholic Education Commission of Western Australia Categories: Leadership Timelines: Historical Timeline

In May 1971 the Bishops of Western Australia brought together Catholic schools across their four Dioceses (Perth, Broome, Geraldton and Bunbury) into one state-wide system with the establishment of the Catholic Education Commission of Western Australia.

The decision of the Bishops and heads of religious congregrations in 1971 to establish a Catholic Education Commission in Western Australia was a significant event.

The Bishops serving at the time were:

Archbishop Launcelot John Goody, Archbishop of Perth

Bishop Peter Quinn, Auxiliary Bishop of Perth

Bishop John Jobst S.A.C, Bishop of Broome

Bishop Miles McKeon, Bishop of Bunbury

Bishop Francis Xavier Thomas, Bishop of Geraldton