Hon Amber-Jade Sanderson BA MLA

Minister for Environment; Climate Action; Commerce
Ministerial portrait of Amber-Jade Sanderson


The Hon. Amber-Jade Sanderson is Western Australia’s Minister for Environment, Climate Action and Commerce.

First elected to WA Parliament in 2013 for the East Metropolitan Region, she then went on to win the lower house seat of Morley in 2017.

In the McGowan Government’s first term, she served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier; Minister for Public Sector Management; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Federal-State Relations; 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.

Before entering Parliament, she was Assistant Secretary at United Voice and remains passionate about the protection of working people’s rights.

She holds a BA (Journalism) and lives in Bayswater with her partner Philip and her two children.

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