Hon Amber-Jade Sanderson
Minister for Health; Mental Health
The Hon. Amber-Jade Sanderson is Western Australia’s Minister for Health and Mental Health.
First elected to WA Parliament in 2013 for the East Metropolitan region, she then went on to win the lower house seat of Morley in 2017.
In the McGowan Government’s first term, she served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier; Minister for Public Sector Management; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Federal-State Relations; Parliamentary Secretary of the Cabinet.
Amber-Jade was crucial in delivering Western Australia’s Voluntary Assisted Dying (VAD) laws. As the Chair of the Joint Select Committee on End of Life Choices she oversaw extensive community consultation, a year-long parliamentary inquiry and debate, and finally the passing of the VAD bill.
On 21 December, Amber-Jade Sanderson was sworn in as Minister for Health; Mental Health. Prior to this she was the Minister for Environment; Climate Action; Commerce.
Before entering Parliament, she was Assistant Secretary at United Voice and remains passionate about the protection of working people’s rights.
She holds a BA (Journalism) and lives in Bayswater with her partner Philip and her two children.