Varun Ghosh, an Indian-Australian barrister, became the first Indian-born member of the Australian Senate, representing Western Australia. He is also associated with the World Bank.
The Labor Party has officially chosen him for this role, replacing Senator Patrick Dodson, who is set to retire due to health reasons, as decided by a joint meeting of the Western Australian Parliament in February.
“The Legislative Assembly and the Legislative Council have chosen Senator Varun Ghosh to represent Western Australia in the Senate of the Federal Parliament,” The Legislative Assembly of Western Australia announced on X on February 1.
Varun Ghosh’s parents moved from India in the 1980s and began working as neurologists; at the age of 17, he joined the Labor Party in Perth.
It’s a huge deal that he was picked for this role, and he said it feels like an honor. Ghosh is a firm believer in providing everyone with access to excellent instruction and training.