|Member of the Western Australian Parliament
for West Swan
6 September 2008
26 May 1972 |
Perth, Western Australia
|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, she was appointed to her current role as Minister for Transport, Planning and Lands.
Saffioti grew up on her family's orchard in Roleystone, south-east of Perth. There she attended the local schools and went on to become dux of Kelmscott Senior High School. In 1992, she successfully completed her Bachelor of Business degree at Curtin University, majoring in Economics. She is married and has three children.
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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