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Ken Wyatt: Australian politician
Kenneth George Wyatt is an Australian politician who has been a member of the House of Representatives since 2010, representing the Division of Hasluck for the Liberal Party. He is the first Indigenous Australian elected to the House of Representatives, the first to serve as a government minister, and the first appointed to cabinet. Wyatt was appointed Minister for Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health in the Turnbull Government in January 2017, after previously serving as an assistant minister since September 2015. He was elevated to cabinet in May 2019 as Minister for Indigenous Australians in the Morrison Government.

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Lessons from Vincent Lingiari: a Voice is worth fighting for

Ken Wyatt has ruled out a constitutionally enshrined First Nations' Voice, but without it Aboriginal people won't be heard.
The Age - Published

Don't give-up on PM over 'voice': Wyatt

Indigenous Australians Minister Ken Wyatt believes Scott Morrison is still willing to listen over the issue of an indigenous "voice' in the federal parliament.
SBS - Published

Ken Wyatt 'gauging support' in government for Indigenous recognition

Indigenous Australians Minister Ken Wyatt says he was consulting fellow MPs to gauge their support for constitutional recognition of Aboriginal people.
SBS - Published

Ken Wyatt, a man in the crosshairs of history

The Minister for Indigenous Australians is attempting to defy history - again. It's looking like a forlorn hope, but he's invoking the triumph of 1967.
The Age - Published

Most voters support indigenous recognition

Indigenous Affairs Minister Ken Wyatt has reassured coalition MPs that indigenous recognition in the constitution won't mean a third chamber in parliament.
SBS - Published

Fed govt backs away from 3rd chamber

Indigenous Affairs Minister Ken Wyatt has reassured coalition MPs that indigenous recognition in the constitution won't mean a third chamber in parliament.
SBS - Published

Ken Wyatt urged to 'stand strong’ on Indigenous voice after pressure from Coalition MPs

Indigenous advocates for a voice to parliament have urged Ken Wyatt not to give in to pressure from his conservative colleagues.
SBS - Published

One giant leap for Indigenous Australia, but let's be clear about the Voice

An Indigenous lawyer and human rights activist welcomes Ken Wyatt's pledge for a referendum for constitutional recognition, but she says there is a way to go.
The Age - Published

Walk with me, Australia: Ken Wyatt's historic pledge for Indigenous recognition

A speech by the first Aboriginal Minister for Indigenous Australians, committing to a referendum on constitutional recognition of the nation's First Peoples.
The Age - Published

Government to hold referendum on Indigenous constitutional recognition within three years

Indigenous Australians Minister Ken Wyatt is preparing to hold a referendum on Indigenous constitutional recognition in this parliamentary term.
SBS - Published

Indigenous referendum within three years

Indigenous Australians Minister Ken Wyatt will make his first major speech at Canberra's Press Club since becoming the first Aboriginal person to hold the role.
SBS - Published

Minister to reveal 'indigenous voice' plan

Indigenous Australians Minister Ken Wyatt will make his first major speech at Canberra's Press Club since becoming the first Aboriginal person to hold the role.
SBS - Published

Ken Wyatt lays out his strategy to bring an Indigenous voice to Australia's parliament

In a NAIDOC Week interview with SBS News, the first Indigenous person appointed Minister for Indigenous Australians says the Coalition is committed to exploring steps towards a referendum.
SBS - Published

Ken Wyatt sworn in as minister for Indigenous Australians in historic first

In a historic first, an Aboriginal man has been sworn in as minister for Indigenous Australians.
SBS - Published

Morrison reveals new-look ministry with historic Indigenous appointment

West Australian MP Ken Wyatt has made history as the first Indigenous Australian to be appointed Indigenous Affairs Minister.
SBS - Published

Historic day for new indigenous minister

West Australian MP Ken Wyatt has made history as the first indigenous man to be appointed federal minister for indigenous Australians.
SBS - Published

Minister optimistic about indigenous voice

Aged care minister Ken Wyatt, who is tipped to take on the indigenous affairs portfolio, believes there is community support for constitutional recognition.
SBS - Published

Howard says election could go 'either way'

John Howard has joined Liberal minister Ken Wyatt in his seat of Hasluck in Western Australia in a bid to win votes.
SBS - Published

Howard backs 'dignified' MP Wyatt in WA

John Howard has joined Liberal minister Ken Wyatt in his seat of Hasluck in Western Australia in a bid to win votes.
SBS - Published

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