Tony Buti

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Tony Buti

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Member of the Legislative Assembly
of Western Australia
Assumed office
2 October 2010
Preceded byAlannah MacTiernan
Personal details
Born (1961-08-20) 20 August 1961 (age 57)
Collie, Western Australia
Political partyLabor Party
OccupationUniversity lecturer

Antonio De Paulo "Tony" Buti (born 20 August 1961) is an Australian politician. He has been a Labor Party member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly representing the seat of Armadale since 2 October 2010, when he was elected in a by-election.

Buti attended the University of Western Australia and later the Australian National University, where he studied law, receiving his LL.B in 1992.[1] He completed his PhD, which dealt with guardianship law and the Stolen Generations, at Oxford University in 2003. From 1997, Buti lectured at the School of Law in Murdoch University.[2] He is the author of several books on the removal of Aboriginal children from their families, as well as sports law.[2] Another book he wrote was an overview of the Perth Mint Swindle in 2011.[3] He also wrote a biography of Sir Ronald Wilson.[4][5]

He is also chairman of the Armadale Redevelopment Authority.

In 2010, following Labor frontbencher Alannah MacTiernan's resignation from the state Parliament to contest the federal seat of Canning at the 2010 federal election, Buti was preselected as Labor's candidate for the by-election. He won the seat easily with 57.9% of the primary vote and a two-party-preferred vote of 70.6% versus the Christian Democratic Party (the governing Liberal Party did not run a candidate).[2]


  1. ^ "Antonio Buti". Scribblers Publishing. 1997–2006. Retrieved 5 October 2010.
  2. ^ a b c Green, Antony (2010). "2010 Armadale by-election". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 5 October 2010.
  3. ^ Buti, Antonio (2011), Brothers : justice, corruption and the Mickelbergs, Fremantle Press, ISBN 978-1-921888-47-2
  4. ^ Buti, Antonio (2007), A matter of conscience : Sir Ronald Wilson, UWA Press, ISBN 978-0-9802964-1-9
  5. ^ Kirby, Michael (1 June 2009), "Sir Ronald Wilson: A Matter of Conscience.(Book review)", Sydney Law Review, Wm. W. Gaunt and Sons Inc, 31 (2): 331–340, ISSN 0082-0512
Western Australian Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
Alannah MacTiernan
Member for Armadale