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 AustralianPolitics.com and listen to his speech.
1/10/2010 – Text of speech available
4/10/2010 Video of his maiden speech now available.