|Member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly
27 November 2010
|Preceded by||Bob Stensholt|
18 August 1976 |
Norseman, Western Australia
|Political party||Liberal Party of Australia|
|Alma mater||Edith Cowan University|
Graham Travis Watt (born 18 August 1976) is an Australian politician, who is currently (since 2010) the member for the Victorian Legislative Assembly for the Electoral district of Burwood. He is a member of the Liberal Party.
Watt was born in Western Australia. He grew up in public housing and is one of 11 children with 10 sisters.
Before moving to Victoria, Watt graduated from Edith Cowan University, obtaining a Bachelor of Business, and majoring in Finance and Economics. He has since been the owner of a mobile phone retail store and a carpet cleaning business.
Watt unsuccessfully ran for the Liberal Party in 2002 and 2006 in the electoral district of Northcote, which was a safe seat for the ALP. He said: Those campaigns were really about learning and gaining the most experience I could.
In October 2016 Graham Watt created a petition for members of the Australian-Chinese community, opposing aspects of the Safe Schools program. It was reported that the petition raised concerns about the program's "inappropriate contents, the political agenda it promotes in schools, the lack of parental consent involved, and its failure to respect cultural and religious diversity".
He lives in Ashburton and is engaged with multiple community organisations, such as the Eastern Lions Soccer Club in his electoral district and his children's school.
- "Watt, Graham". re-member. Parliament of Victoria. Retrieved 2011-12-19.
- "Burwood Liberal candidate Graham Watt keen to clean up". Retrieved 19 December 2011.
- "STATE ELECTION: Burwood back in Liberal hands". Retrieved 19 December 2011.
- "Safe Schools 'stealing our culture' says campaign aimed at Chinese Australians". Retrieved 14 October 2016.
|Victorian Legislative Assembly|
|Member for Burwood