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Meet the first South Sudanese Australian Member of Parliament.

Meet the first South Sudanese Australian Member of Parliament.

A massive congratulations to Ayor Makur for being elected as the Labor Member to the Western Australian Legislative Council, as the Member for the North Metropolitan Region.

I understand Ayor is the first South Sudanese Australian Member of Parliament. A huge achievement and we couldn’t be prouder.

Ayor was born in Ethiopia and raised in South Sudan and Kenya. She moved to Australia with her mum and siblings in 2005.

As a child she lost her father to armed conflict in South Sudan and lived in a refugee camp in Kenya for many years before her family were able to come to Australia to start a new life.

She has worked as an international model and an accountant, she established her own modelling agency, founded Face of South Sudan Beauty Pageant (Perth) in 2012 and Africa Fashion Week WA.

She wants to be a voice for her community and other migrant communities in the WA Parliament. Since arriving in Western Australia as a 16 year old with a carry-on suitcase, she gained an education, started a successful business, and established a family. She wants to ensure that other newly arrived Australians are given opportunity to succeed and thrive as she has.

“I am passionate about supporting and mentoring young women and if elected I am committed to ensuring that our Party and Parliament are a place where young women like me are supported and encouraged.

I want to join Mark McGowan’s team to continue my active involvement in the community and work to deliver WA Labor’s plan to keep WA safe and strong”.

*Although results are preliminary Labor hold 57.69% of the vote in the North Metropolitan Region which means there will be 4 Labor member representing that region. Ayor was number 3 on the ticket.

Well done sista and well done to the entire Labor team.

📸 African Australian community


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