West Australian Indigenous MP Ken Wyatt will become the first Indigenous Minister to be promoted to cabinet, serving as the new Minister for aged care and Indigenous health.
(Image source: Ken Wayatt and Julie Bishop - Wikipedia.com)
Malcolm Turnbull announced in a speech yesterday - Mr. Wyatt is an ideal choice for the ministry, given his extensive knowledge and experience as a senior public servant in Indigenous health, coupled with his work as an assistant minister in his portfolio.
Mr Wyatt addressed social media yesterday that he was deeply honored to have been promoted to the ministry.
The Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care
(SNAICC) last month released a report into the high rates of indigenous
child removal. The report, titles "Family Matters", includes worrying
statistics about the rates of child removal but also recommendations of
how this trend can be reversed.
4ZZZ reporter Andy Paine spoke to Gerry Moore, CEO of SNAICC, about the report.