Minister for Aged Care and Sport, The Hon Anika Wells, is the Federal Member for Lilley and lives in Chermside with her husband Finn, daughter Celeste, twins Ossian and Dashiell and their rescue kelpie Don.
Prior to entering the Australian Parliament in 2019, Anika graduated from Griffith University and worked as a lawyer for people injured at work or on the road.
Following the election of the Albanese Government in May 2022, Anika was appointed Minister for Aged Care and Minister for Sport.
Minister Wells became a parliamentarian to be a good ancestor, a valued member of her community and to ensure millennials have a seat at the decision-making table.
In 2015, she co-founded the Chermside Parkrun event that recently celebrated its 7th anniversary and in her role as Sport Minister is a passionate advocate for equality, inclusivity and participation in sport.
Minister Wells is determined to reform aged care, restore dignity to older Australians and improve the guardrails that keep sport safe and equal for its participants.