Dr Anne Aly to be Minister for Early Childhood Education in Albanese’s new ministry

Dr Anne Aly to be Minister for Early Childhood Education in Albanese’s new ministry

by Jason Roberts

June 01, 2022

Dr Anne Aly MP is set to become the next Federal Minister responsible for Early Childhood Education and Youth in Prime Minister Anthony Albanese’s new cabinet. 

 

Dr Aly MP is the member for Cowan, Western Australia and was first elected to the House of Representatives in 2016, being re-elected in 2019 and 2022. 

 

“It is an honour to  be appointed as Minister for Early Childhood Education and Youth,” Dr Aly said on her social media page, “I am excited to serve in this new portfolio.”

 

Prior to entering Federal Parliament Dr Aly received her Masters and PhD at Edith Cowan University and held a number of senior positions within the Western Australian Public Service. She then worked at both Curtin University and Edith Cowan University, focussing on counter terrorism and countering violent extremism.

 

Dr Aly, has been the recipient of numerous academic and civic awards including the Dean’s Award for Best New Researcher from Edith Cowan University, and entered the Western Australian Women’s Hall of Fame in 2011. 

 

Amanda Rishworth MP, who was the Shadow Minister for Early Childhood Education and Youth prior Labor’s Election 2022 win has been appointed as the Minister for Social Services. 

 

Dr Aly is one of thirteen women making up Prime Minister Albanese’s Cabinet, the largest number of women to have served since Federation. Her appointment is said to have been the last agreed on as internal party talks reached a conclusion – making her “the final and unexpected addition to a historic ministry.”

 

For more information about Dr Aly please see here

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