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Ken Wyatt has become the first Aboriginal member of Australia's Parliament. Sunday's development comes after he was declared the victor in an election for a seat in Perth.
Wyatt's win, has been tarnished by the receipt of hate mail and racist phone calls. Some people have even said they wouldn't have voted for the Liberal Party member if they had known he was an Aborigine.
Wyatt, who'll represent the Hasluck area, was the former Director of Aboriginal Health in the states of New South Wales and Western Australia.
Meanwhile, in the latest round of talks to woo independents to form a new ruling coalition, Prime Minster Julia Gillard met Tasmania Parliamentarian Andrew Wilkie in Melbourne on Saturday. They discussed whether he would be amenable, to helping her Labor Party, form a majority government.