Amber-Jade Sanderson was elected as the Member for Morley in March 2017, after serving almost four years as Member of the Legislative Council for the East Metropolitan region.
In the first term of the McGowan Government Minister Sanderson served as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier; Minister for Public Sector Management; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Federal-State Relations and as Parliamentary Secretary of the Cabinet.
Amber-Jade was crucial in delivering Western Australia’s Voluntary Assisted Dying laws. As the Chair of the Joint Select Committee on End of Life Choices she oversaw extensive community consultation, a year-long parliamentary inquiry and debate, and finally the passing of the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill.
On 19 March 2021, Amber-Jade was sworn in as Minister for Environment; Climate Action; Commerce.
Amber-Jade grew up in Bayswater until the age of five, before moving to Thatcher’s England in the mid-1980s with her family. Growing up in the political environment of the time and seeing the effect policies had on low-income families saw her forge a career, on her return to Australia, in the union movement campaigning for a fairer society and the rights of lower income earners.
Throughout her career, Amber-Jade has been passionate about social justice issues, including mental health, wage inequality, public housing, and women and their representation in leadership roles in society.