The Maiden Speech of Australia’s First MHR Ken Wyatt was a Ripper

Ken Wyatt, member for Hasluck, WA was elected into the Federal House of Representatives and became the first Indigenous member of the lower house. Australia has had two Indigenous Senators elected prior to this.

On Wednesday 29th September 2010 he gave his maiden speech.

As a Canberra journo Stephen Spencer tweeted “I can’t think of a better maiden speech in this place in the 25 years I’ve been in Canberra. #kenwyatt

I only heard it after the event and it sent tingles down my spine. I urge you all to visit the and listen to his speech.

1/10/2010 – Text of speech available

4/10/2010 Video of his maiden speech now available.

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Robbo is a pharmacist working with a very remote Aboriginal Health Service in the deserts of Western Australia. + Andrew Robbo Roberts

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  2. Have you found a copy of Wyatt’s maiden speech yet? I’d be very interested to read it. Do you have a copy or could you point me in the right direction?



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