Ben Morton was elected as the Federal Liberal Member for Tangney at the 2016 Federal Election. On 8 October 2021, Ben was sworn in as the Special Minister of State in addition to his other portfolio responsibilities - Minister Assisting the Prime Minister and Cabinet; and Minister for the Public Service.Ben is in Parliament for hardworking Australians and families who want to apply their effort and succeed. He wants to help build an Australia that empowers people, that rewards individual and community effort and where everyone can reach their full potential. He is a very accessible and available local MP. Community groups, local schools and individual constituents have Ben's absolute focus with mobile offices, community and business visits and meetings. Ben was promoted to Chair of the Joint Standing Committee on the National Capital and External Territories. As Chair of the Government's Social Services Policy Committee Ben continues to advocate for a welfare system that requires greater mutual obligations and gets jobseekers into work. Prior to being elected, Ben worked in the private sector as a Senior Manager for one of Australia's largest home builders, BGC. Ben was also previously the State Director of the Liberal Party of Western Australia, one of WA's largest membership based organisations and an Advisor in the Howard Government. Ben lives locally with his wife Asta and two young children.