Ben Wyatt has Yamatji heritage through his father. Ben grew up in regional Western Australia, with his parents teaching in various locations in the Goldfields, including Laverton and Kalgoorlie. He returned to Perth to attend high school at Aquinas College, and later studied at the University of Western Australia, graduating with a Bachelor of Laws degree.
He also attended the Royal Military College, Duntroon, graduating as an Australian Army Reserve officer in 1996, and later received the Australian Defence Medal. After working in law firms in Perth and Sydney, Wyatt received a scholarship allowing him to study comparative politics at the London School of Economics.
He was elected to Parliament in 2006 and currently serves as Treasurer and Minister for Finance, Energy and Aboriginal Affairs.
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Victoria Park Electorate Map
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Statistical Profile of the Victoria Park Electorate
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About the Victoria Park Electorate
Number of Electors: 26,633 (9 March 2015)
Source: Western Australian Electoral Commission. State Electorate Information.
Nomenclature: The suburb of Victoria Park derives its name from Victoria Park Estate, a development that took place here in the 1890's. It is believed the name was given to the estate because Queen Victoria was still on the throne, although it may be connected with the Melbourne suburb of Victoria Park. It was declared a municipality in 1897.
(Source: Western Australia. Department of Land Administration. Names and Places. )
Suburbs/Towns: and Welshpool* and Wilson.
* = Suburb/Town split between more than one District.
Source: Western Australian Electoral Commission. State Electorate Information
Bentley Primary School
Carson Street School
East Victoria Park Primary School
Lathlain Primary School
Millen Primary School
Victoria Park Primary School
Wilson Primary School
Al-Hidayah Islamic School
Perth Montessori School
Rehoboth Christian College - Victoria Park
Santa Clara School
St Clare's School
Ursula Frayne Catholic College
Victoria Park Christian School
Southern Gazette (Victoria Park)
Victoria Park Examiner
* Election analysis
Successive Members for the Victoria Park District
Constituency created under Redistribution of Seats 1929
b = by-election