Dr Sally Talbot
|Member of the Western Australian Legislative Council for South West Region|
|Assumed office |
22 May 2005
Sally Elizabeth Talbot
22 March 1953
London, England, United Kingdom
|Education||Royal College of Music|
Sally Elizabeth Talbot (born 22 March 1953) is an Australian politician. She has been a Labor Party member of the Western Australian Legislative Council since 2005, representing the region of South West.
Talbot came from a family active in the British Labour Party where politics was actively discussed and engaged in. At 16 she finished her secondary schooling and attended the Royal College of Music in London, specialising in the cello. She spent the next 15 years working as a musician, however she said her life always turned back to her interest in politics.
While attending Murdoch University in Perth in 1983, she joined the staff as a federal member of parliament, her first formal job in politics. In 2001 she became the Assistant Secretary of the Labor Party, a position she held until 2005. It was in this role that she discovered the importance of engaging ordinary citizens in politics to create a better community, thus it was important to have active and healthy political parties. She left her staff role with the party to become a member of parliament, and later as the first President of the Western Australian branch of the Labor Party to be elected by popular ballot in 2008.
- Making a Difference – A Frontier of Firsts, Parliament of Western Australia.
- "Sally Talbot MLC SHADOW MINISTER FOR ENVIRONMENT; CLIMATE CHANGE; LANDS; YOUTH; PEEL Member for South West Region". Letter of the Opposition. Retrieved 4 April 2012.
- Smith, Megan (3 July 2007). "Sally Talbot: Life and Politics". outinperth.com. Retrieved 4 April 2012.