The Hon Sussan Ley MP

Minister for Health and Aged Care
Minister for Sport

Page last updated: 09 October 2015

Sussan Ley was first elected as the Federal Member for Farrer in NSW in 2001.

Before entering Parliament, Minister Ley worked a variety of jobs which provided a range of ‘real life’ experiences. At age 19, she enrolled in flight school and gained her commercial pilot's licence, which she still holds. This led to roles as an air traffic controller and commercial pilot – she has also been a shearer’s cook, wool and beef farmer.

While raising three children, ten years of part time study led to a Bachelor of Economics, Master of Taxation Law and a Master of Accounting before she took up a senior position with the Australian Taxation Office.

Since 2004 Ms Ley has been allocated responsibility in a number of portfolio areas and was appointed Minister for Health and Minister for Sport in December 2014. On 30 September 2015, the Aged Care portfolio was added to Ms Ley’s responsibilities.

Living in and representing regional Australia, the Minister is a strong advocate for regional and rural issues, especially those which assist in bridging the city-country divide.

Minister Ley welcomes Whitecoat joint venture

29/07/2016

Minister for Health Sussan Ley has welcomed the announcement that some private health insurers will increase the amount of information Australians can access about their health services.

Thousands of Australians now Hep C Free

28/07/2016

The Australian Government’s watershed commitment to eradicate Hepatitis C within a generation is paying off, with thousands of Australians now Hep C Free as a result of a $1 billion investment.

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