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Hon. Benjamin (Ben) Sana Wyatt
Australian Labor Party
Speeches by Hon. Benjamin (Ben) Sana Wyatt
Extract from the Western Australian Parliamentary Handbook
WYATT, Hon. Benjamin (Ben) Sana, MLA
Former Member for Victoria Park
Australian Labor Party
Elected to the Thirty-Seventh Parliament for Victoria Park at the by-election on 11 March 2006 held to fill the vacancy consequent upon the resignation of
Dr Geoffrey (Geoff) Ian Gallop
Re-elected 2008, 2013, 2017.
Did not contest the general election of 13 March 2021 and succeeded by
Hannah Mary Beazley
Treasurer; Minister for Finance; Energy; Aboriginal Affairs from 17 March 2017 to 13 December 2018.
Treasurer; Minister for Finance; Aboriginal Affairs; Lands from 13 December 2018 to 13 March 2021.
Shadow Ministerial Appointments
Shadow Treasurer; Shadow Minister for Federal State Relations; Culture and the Arts from 26 September 2008 to 8 April 2009.
Shadow Treasurer; Shadow Minister for Federal State Relations from 8 April 2009 to 27 January 2012.
Shadow Treasurer; Shadow Minister for Indigenous Affairs; Native Title; Cost of Living from 27 January 2012 to 9 April 2013.
Shadow Treasurer; Shadow Minister for Aboriginal Affairs; Native Title; Kimberley; Pilbara; Cost of Living from 9 April 2013 to 26 June 2015.
Shadow Treasurer; Shadow Minister for Aboriginal Affairs; Native Title; Kimberley; Pilbara; Cost of Living; Government Accountability from 26 June 2015 to 11 March 2017.
Member, Public Accounts Committee from 5 April 2006 to 7 September 2008.
Member, Public Accounts Committee from 9 May 2013 to 30 January 2017 (Deputy Chair from 22 May 2013).
Member, Joint Audit Committee from 13 June 2013 to 30 January 2017.
Member, Joint Select Committee on Aboriginal Constitutional Recognition from 2 December 2014 to 26 March 2015.
Born 1 April 1974, Wewak, Papua New Guinea.
Arrived in Western Australia, 1976
Qualifications and occupation before entering Parliament
Barrister and Solicitor.
VICTORIA PARK - ELECTORATE PROFILE
The electorate of Victoria Park is located in the South Metropolitan Region and includes all or parts of the City of Canning and the Town of Victoria Park.
Comprising of all or parts of the localities of Bentley, Burswood, Carlisle, East Victoria Park, Lathlain, St James, Victoria Park, Welshpool, and Wilson.
Enrolment (2017) 28,179; area: 24 sq kms.
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Acknowledgement of Country
The Parliament of Western Australia is honoured to be situated on the ancestral lands of the Whadjuk Noongar people. The Parliament acknowledges the First Australians as the traditional owners of the lands we represent and pays respects to their Elders both past and present.