Aussies Elect First Indigenous MP
Posted on Aug 29, 2010
In a historic moment for Australia, an Aboriginal man has won a seat in the country’s House of Representatives, the first indigenous person to be elected as an MP in Australia’s century-long history as a democracy.
An Aboriginal man has been elected to Australia’s House of Representatives, becoming the first indigenous MP in the country’s history.
Ken Wyatt, 57, took the seat of Hasluck in Western Australia for the centre-right Liberal Party.
Neither the Liberals nor the governing Labor Party gained enough seats at last week’s election for a majority.
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Newly elected MP Ken Wyatt with Australian Sen. Judith Adams.