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Keynote - The Hon Ken Wyatt AM MP

2021 AIATSIS Summit Keynote

Day 1 Plenary - Community

Ken Wyatt

The Minister for Indigenous Australians, the Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP entered Parliament in 2010 as the federal member for Hasluck. In 2016 he was appointed as the Minister for Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health becoming the first Indigenous minister to serve in a federal government. In 2019 he was appointed as the first Aboriginal Minister for Indigenous Australians.

A proud Noongar man, Minister Wyatt has had an extensive career in senior government roles in health and education. In 1996 he was recognised for his work in training and mentoring young people with an Order of Australia.