Profile of The Hon Warren Snowdon MP, Minister for Indigenous Health
Warren was born in Canberra. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1973 and then completed a Diploma in Education in 1975, moving to the Northern Territory to work as a teacher in Darwin. Between 1978 and 1981 he worked as a researcher at the Australian National University's Centre for Resource and Environmental Studies, with Dr H C (Nugget) Coombs and Dr Maria Brandl, on the Aboriginal Children's and Families' Heritage Project.
He was elected to Parliament in 1987. He was appointed Parliamentary Secretary for various portfolios including Transport and Communications, Employment Education and Training and Environment, Sport and Territories, in the Hawke and Keating Governments.
Since his re-election to Parliament in 1998, he has been a member of several parliamentary committees including the Joint Parliamentary Committees of Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade; Native Title and the Indigenous Land Fund and the Capital Territory and External Territories, as well as the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs and various Caucus committees.
Warren was appointed Minister for Defence Science and Personnel upon the election of the Australian Labor Government in 2007. In 2009, he was appointed Minister for Indigenous Health, Rural and Regional Health and Regional Services Delivery.
Warren lives in Alice Springs with his partner Elizabeth and their four children.