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Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Stirling, Western Australia, 2004, 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016.
Ministerial appointments
  • Minister for Justice from 18.9.13.
  • Minister Assisting the Prime Minister on Counter Terrorism from 28.5.15.
Committee service
  • House of Representatives Standing: Communications, Information Technology and the Arts from 1.12.04 to 17.10.07; Economics, Finance and Public Administration from 9.2.06 to 17.10.07; Economics from 11.3.08 to 25.9.08; Employment and Workplace Relations from 10.11.08 to 19.7.10; Legal and Constitutional Affairs from 3.2.10 to 19.7.10.
  • Joint Statutory: Corporations and Financial Services from 11.3.08 to 10.11.08; Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity from 3.2.10 to 19.7.10; Australian Crime Commission from 3.2.10 to 25.11.10; Law Enforcement from 25.11.10 to 5.8.13.
  • Joint Standing: Migration from 1.12.04 to 17.10.07; Treaties from 11.8.05 to 17.10.07; National Capital and External Territories from 26.5.10 to 19.7.10.
  • Joint Select: Christmas Island Tragedy from 22.3.11 to 29.6.11; Australia's Immigration Detention Network from 21.6.11 to 30.3.12.
Parliamentary party positions
  • Member, Opposition Shadow Ministry from 6.12.07 to 18.9.13. Shadow Assistant Treasurer from 6.12.07 to 22.9.08; Shadow Minister for Superannuation and Corporate Governance from 6.12.07 to 22.9.08; Shadow Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations from 22.9.08 to 8.12.09; Shadow Minister for Justice, Customs and Border Protection from 8.12.09 to 18.9.13.
Party positions
  • Deputy Director, Liberal Party (WA) 2000-01.
  • President, Liberal Party Mount Lawley Branch 2003-04.
  • Member, Government Backbench Committees on Treasury, Finance and Public Administration; and Attorney-General, Justice and Customs.
  • Born 19.3.1972, Perth, WA.
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • BA (Murdoch and Charles University, Prague), BA(Hons) (ANU), MPhil (Cantab).
  • Milk delivery, waiter, bar attendant and salesman 1986-94.
  • Real estate salesman 1993-96.
  • Ministerial adviser to the ACT Deputy Chief Minister 1996-98.
  • Various positions, Judge Institute of Management, Cambridge University and the London Daily Telegraph 1998-99.
  • Deputy Director, Liberal Party (WA) 2000-01.
  • Ministerial adviser to the Minister for Family and Community Services, Senator the Hon. AE Vanstone 2001-03.
  • Property consultant, Irving and Keenan Real Estate 2003-04.
    Description: inner metropolitan.
    Location: northern Perth; it includes the suburbs of Balcatta, Balga, Carine, Gwelup, Hamersley, Karrinyup, Mirrabooka, Nollamara, North Beach, Stirling, Trigg, Tuart Hill, Watermans Bay and Westminster, and parts of Coolbinia, Dianella, Doubleview, Innaloo, Joondanna, Menora, Osborne Park, Scarborough and Yokine.
    Area: 74 sq km.
    Electors enrolled: 98 571 (at 2.7.16).
    Industries: light industries, market gardens, boat building, shoe factories, food processing, clothing and chemical production.
    State electorates: Stirling includes the Western Australian Legislative Assembly electorate of Balcatta, and parts of Carine, Girrawheen, Mirrabooka, Morley, Mount Lawley and Scarborough.
  • Liberalism and the Australian Federation (chapter, ed. JR Nethercote), Annandale, NSW: Federation Press, 2001.

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Stirling House of Representatives Western Australia
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