Varun Ghosh is a lawyer by profession living in Perth, Australia. He graduated in Arts and Law from the University of Western Australia.
Australian Senator: An unprecedented moment in the history of the Australian Parliament unfolded on February 7. A historic event has taken place. Indian-origin barrister Varun Ghosh took oath on the Bhagavad Gita as a witness of the Australian Parliament. He made history as the first member of the Australian Parliament to achieve this feat. Bhagavad Gita is the holy book of Indian Hindus. Bhagavad Gita is still sworn in in our courts. In our legislatures, our public representatives take oath as God's witness and conscience. But it is noteworthy that a Senator (MP) of Indian origin took oath on our holy book in the Australian Parliament. Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong posted on X. “Welcome to our new Senator Varun Ghosh from Western Australia… Senator Ghosh is the first Australian Senator to take oath on Bhagavad Gita,” he said. “Senator Ghosh is expected to be a strong voice for his community and West Australians,” he said. Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese also welcomed Varun Ghosh.
As a lawyer..
Varun Ghosh is a lawyer by profession living in Perth, Australia. He graduated in Arts and Law from the University of Western Australia. He previously worked as a finance attorney in New York and as a consultant to the World Bank in Washington. Varun Ghosh started his political career with the Labor Party in Perth.
In place of the retired senator..
Varun Ghosh has been selected as a senator in place of Senator Patrick Dodson who is retiring due to ill health. Varun Ghosh joined the Labor Party at the age of 17. Ghosh, an Indian-Australian barrister, was officially selected for the key role by the Labor Party last week. The Legislative Assembly and Legislative Council elected Varun Ghosh as a Senator to represent Western Australia in the Senate of the Federal Parliament.
Who is Varun Ghosh?
Varun is the son of neurologist parents who moved from India to Perth, Australia in 1997. Studied Arts and Law at the University of Western Australia. He later attended Darwin College, Cambridge on a scholarship.