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Indigenous political pioneer to deliver Oration

By Richmond Hodgson

Federal Member for Hasluck, Western Australia, Ken Wyatt AM, will deliver the 2013 Menzies Oration Federal Member for Hasluck, Western Australia, Ken Wyatt AM, will deliver the 2013 Menzies Oration

An opportunity to hear from Australia’s first Indigenous Member of the House of Representatives about his vision for Indigenous health is set to attract hundreds of people to an upcoming public address in Darwin.

The Federal Member for Hasluck, Western Australia, Ken Wyatt AM, will deliver the 2013 Menzies Oration, a free lecture to stimulate and challenge the community on a topic related to Menzies’ work in Indigenous health and wellbeing.

Menzies Director, Professor Alan Cass said he was thrilled to have Mr Wyatt deliver this year’s Oration and generate robust discussion within the Darwin community about the future of Indigenous health.

Since his election to Parliament in 2010, Mr Wyatt has worked tirelessly to be a strong advocate for improving the quality of life for Indigenous people and mainstream Australian society in education and health.

Before entering politics, Mr Wyatt had an extensive career in the fields of health and education including as district director for the Swan Education District, and director of Aboriginal health in New South Wales and Western Australia.

The 2013 Menzies Oration will be held on Saturday, 26 October 2013 from 5pm at the Darwin Convention Centre.

All attendees need to register before the event through the Eventbrite ticketing site.
For more information visit the event homepage.