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WYATT, Kenneth (Ken) George, AMBiography for WYATT, Kenneth (Ken) George, AM

Member for Hasluck (WA)

Liberal Party of Australia



Parliamentary Service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Hasluck, Western Australia, 2010 and 2013.


Committee Service

House of Representatives Standing: Health and Ageing from 25.10.10 to 5.8.13; Health from 4.12.13.

Joint Statutory: Human Rights from 14.3.12.

Joint Select: Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples from 30.11.12.


Party Positions

Vice-President, Liberal Party Morley Branch 1997.

Delegate to State Conference and Office Bearer, Cowan Division 1997.

Delegate to State Conference and Office Bearer, Perth Division 1999.


Other Positions

Justice of the Peace.

Honorary Member, Golden Key Society.

Fellow, Edith Cowan University 2005.


Personal

Born 4.8.1952, Bunbury, WA.

Engaged.


Qualifications and Occupation before entering Federal Parliament

BEd (Churchlands CAE), DipT, DipEd (Mt Lawley CAE).

Teachers' Higher Certificate.

Primary school teacher, Dept of Education (WA) 1973-86.

Manager, Aboriginal Education, Dept of Education (WA) 1996-97.

Relieving Executive Director, Education Services, Dept of Education (WA) 1997-98.

Director, Aboriginal Education, Dept of Education (WA) 1998.

District Director, Swan Education District, Dept of Education (WA) 1998-99.

Director, Aboriginal Education Policy, Strategic Planning and Operations, Dept of Education (WA) 1999-2002.

Professional Consultant, Strategic Planning, Policy Development and Coordination 2002-03.

Director, Aboriginal Health, Dept of Health (NSW) 2003-07.

Director, Aboriginal Health, Dept of Health (WA) 2007-10.


Honours

Appointed Member of the Order of Australia, June 1996.

Awarded Centenary Medal 2003.

Indigenous Education Warrior Award, World Indigenous People's Conference 2008.


Electorate

Description: outer metropolitan.

Location: south-eastern outskirts of Perth; it includes the centres of Gosnells, Guildford, Maddington, Midland and Thornlie, and parts of Kalamunda.

Area: 245 sq km (approx.).

Electors enrolled: 98 464 (at 7.9.13).

Industries: retail, transport and service industries with some light industry, market gardens and vineyards.

State electorates: Hasluck includes the Western Australian Legislative Assembly electorate of Gosnells, and parts of Belmont, Cannington, Forrestfield, Kalamunda, Midland, Southern River, Swan Hills and West Swan.