Shaneane Weldon - Labor Candidate for O'Connor
I am a Wangkatja / Ngaantjarra woman raised in the North Eastern Goldfields country of my mother, father and grandparents. I have a degree in Community Management and Development, as well as a Bachelor of Education.
I have been a leader in my local town and the broader region, which includes local government, Aboriginal affairs and community groups. I am the Deputy President of the Shire of Laverton where I have been a Shire Councillor for the past 16 years.
I am an active board member of several not-for-profit organisations and Native Title bodies, including more recently the Yilka Talitji Aboriginal Prescribed Body Corporate where I am a Traditional Owner on my father’s side of the family.
Being a teacher by trade, I see education and preservation of culture as key issues in our region and pride myself on being a role model within my community, ensuring the younger generation of regional Western Australia have their voices heard.