Congratulations Ken Wyatt AM MP on Ministrial Appointment

Ken Wyatt

(L-R) Greg Hunt, Michael Sukkar, Malcom Turnbull, David Gillespie, Arthur Sinodinos and Ken Wyatt. Credit – ABC News: Nick Haggarty

On the 24th January 2017 the Hon. Ken Wyatt AM MP was sworn into the Commonwealth Ministry as the Minister for Indigenous Health and Aged Care.
“It is a great honour and privilege to have been asked by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to serve as Minister for Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health,” Mr Wyatt said.
IAHA welcomes this appointment and would like to further congratulate Mr Wyatt on becoming the first Indigenous Australian to hold a Commonwealth Ministerial position.
“The health outcomes of Indigenous Australians are of paramount importance to me. I am humbled by the opportunity to be the first Indigenous person to be appointed to the Commonwealth Ministry and to be the Minister responsible for such an important portfolio,” Mr Wyatt said.
“Supporting strong Indigenous health leadership is vital to ensuring that our People receive culturally responsive health services. Mr Wyatt’s appointment is a step in the right direction to achieving health equity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Through his leadership, we look forward to seeing more Indigenous health professionals to take on leadership positions,” said IAHA Chairperson Nicole Turner.
IAHA would also like to congratulate the appointment of the Hon. Greg Hunt MP as Health Minister and Dr. David Gillespie as Assistant Health Minister.
IAHA looks forward to working in collaboration with Mr. Hunt, Mr Gillespie and Mr Wyatt to support allied health workforce development and improve the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples


January 30, 2017


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