|Member of the Western Australian Parliament
for West Swan
6 September 2008
|Born||26 May 1972|
|Political party||Australian Labor Party|
|Alma mater||Curtin University|
|Committees||Public Accounts committee member (2009-13)|
|Portfolio||Minister for Transport; Planning; and Lands.|
Rita Saffioti (born 26 May 1972) is an Australian politician and economist, currently representing the seat of West Swan in the Western Australian Legislative Assembly. On 17 March 2017, Rita Saffioti was appointed to her current role as Minister for Transport, Planning and Lands.
Rita grew up on her family's orchard in Roleystone, south-east of Perth. There she attended the local schools and went on to be awarded Dux of Kelmscott Senior High School. In 1992 Rita successfully completed her Bachelor of Business degree at Curtin University, majoring in Economics. Saffioti is married and has three children. Saffioti is possibly the first female Australian politician to give birth to three children in one term of parliament.
In April 2013, Saffioti was made shadow minister for planning, finance, government accountability and women's interests. In June 2015 she became shadow minister for transport, planning, infrastructure and finance. With the election of the McGowan Labor government in March 2017, she was appointed minister for transport, planning and lands.
|Western Australian Legislative Assembly|
|Member for West Swan
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