|Member of the Western Australian Parliament
for West Swan
6 September 2008
|Preceded by||New Seat|
|Born||26 May 1972|
|Political party||Australian Labor Party|
|Alma mater||Curtin University|
|Committees||Public Accounts committee member (2009–13)|
|Portfolio||Shadow Minister for Planning; Finance; Government Accountability; Women's Interests.|
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 9 April 2013, Rita Saffioti was appointed as Shadow Minister for Planning; Finance; Government Accountability; and Women's Interests.
Rita grew up on her family's orchard in Roleystone, south-east of Perth. There she attended the local schools and went on to be awarded Dux of Kelmscott Senior High School. In 1992 Rita successfully completed her Bachelor of Business degree at Curtin University, majoring in Economics. Saffioti is married and has three children. Saffioti is possibly the first female Australian politician to give birth to three children in one term of parliament.
9 April 2013 – Appointed Shadow Minister for Planning; Finance; Government Accountability; and Women's Interests.
Before being elected to parliament, Saffioti was a senior advisor and chief of staff to premiers Gallop and Carpenter.
Saffioti has been a member of the Australian Labor Party since 1996.
- "MLA give birth". inMyCommunity (Community Newspaper Group). 6 December 2011. Retrieved 8 July 2012.
- 2008 State General Election Details, Western Australian Electoral Commission, retrieved 8 July 2012 Check date values in:
- "2008 Western Australian Election – West Swan", ABC Elections (Australian Broadcasting Corporation), retrieved 8 July 2012
|Western Australian Legislative Assembly|
|Member for West Swan
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