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6 Aveley Street, Willetton WA 6155

Biography

Ben Morton was elected as the Federal Liberal Member for Tangney at the 2016 Federal Election.

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.

From Ben

Last night, I joined leaders and ministers from over 30 countries in a virtual conference to discuss what support can be given to Beirut and the Lebanese people following the explosion disaster last week. As part of a broader global response Australia lifted our commitment $5 million to support relief efforts in Lebanon. This will be delivered through longstanding international partners including the World Food Programme, UNICEF and the Red Cross. It’s to help ensure food, medical care and essential items are provided to those affected by this tragedy. Australia is home to a large Lebanese community, with more than 230,000 Australians having Lebanese heritage. Our hearts go out to them, the people of Lebanon and all those affected by this disaster. Thank you to President Macron and the UN Secretary-General for hosting the conference. I’ve joined with them and others calling for a full, impartial and credible investigation into the explosion.

Aug 11

The Australian Government is providing an additional $2.6 million to assist Victorians with severe mental illness. Read more: https://lbr.al/xg08

Aug 10

#LIVE: Press conference from Parliament House, Canberra

Aug 10

We’re expanding JobKeeper to help even more people following the introduction of increased restrictions in Victoria. This additional $15.6 billion investment brings our total commitment to JobKeeper to over $100 billion. Many people and businesses are doing it tough right now. That’s why we’re expanding JobKeeper as well as providing further childcare relief for Victorians, the new Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment and more mental health support.

Aug 07

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6 Aveley Street, Willetton WA 6155