Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP

Minister for Indigenous Australians / Member for Hasluck, WA

Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP was elected in 2010 as the Federal Member for Hasluck, located east of Perth, making history as the first Indigenous Member of the House of Representatives.

In 2015 Ken became the first Indigenous member of the Federal Executive after being sworn in as the Assistant Minister for Health. In January 2016 Ken again made history as the first Indigenous Minister to serve in a Federal Government, after being appointed as the Minister for Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health. In August 2018 he was also made the Minister for Senior Australians.

In addition to Ken’s extensive career in health and education, he has made an enormous contribution to the wider community in training and mentoring young people. This was recognised in 1996 when Ken was awarded the Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

In 2000, Ken was awarded a Centenary of Federation Medal for ‘his efforts and contribution to improving the quality of life for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and mainstream Australian society in education and health.’

Ken Wyatt will introduce Indigenous Voice: Engaging our community in the co-design process (Webinar Two).

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