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Hon. Michaelia Cash

Senator, Minister for Employement, Skills, Small and Family Business

 

 

Parliamentary service

  • Elected to the Senate for Western Australia 2007. Re-elected 2013 and 2016.

Parliamentary positions

  • Temporary Chair of Committees from 2.2.2010 to 28.9.2010.

Ministerial appointments

  • Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection from 18.9.2013 to 21.9.2015.

  • Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women from 18.9.2013 to 21.9.2015.

  • Minister for Employment from 21.9.2015 to 20.12.2017.

  • Minister for Women from 21.9.2015 to 20.12.2017.

  • Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service from 21.9.2015 to 20.12.2017.

  • Cabinet Minister from 21.9.2015.

  • Minister for Jobs and Innovation from 20.12.2017 to 28.8.2018.

  • Minister for Small and Family Business, Skills and Vocational Education from 28.8.2018 to 29.5.2019.

  • Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business from 29.5.2019.

Committee service

  • Senate Standing: Scrutiny of Delegated Legislation (formerly Regulations and Ordinances) from 2.2.2010 to 7.2.2013.

  • Senate Select: Men's Health from 3.2.2009 to 12.5.2009; Climate Policy from 17.3.2009 to 15.6.2009.

  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Education, Employment and Workplace Relations from 1.7.2008 to 14.5.2009; Education, Employment and Workplace Relations: Legislation from 14.5.2009 to 23.8.2011 (Deputy Chair from 2.2.2010 to 23.8.2011); Education, Employment and Workplace Relations: References from 14.5.2009 to 23.8.2011 (Chair from 2.2.2010 to 23.8.2011).

  • Joint Statutory: Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity from 16.3.2012 to 5.8.2013.

  • Joint Standing: Treaties from 1.7.2008 to 7.7.2011; Migration from 1.7.2011 to 5.8.2013.

  • Joint Select: Christmas Island Tragedy from 3.3.2011 to 29.6.2011; Australia's Immigration Detention Network from 22.6.2011 to 30.3.2012.

Parliamentary party positions

  • Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Immigration from 14.9.2010 to 18.9.2013.

  • Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for the Status of Women from 14.9.2010 to 18.9.2013.

  • Deputy Manager of Opposition Business in the Senate from 19.9.2012 to 5.8.2013.

Party positions

  • Delegate for the Young Liberal Movement (WA) to the State Council.

  • Policy Vice-President of the Young Liberal Movement (WA).

  • Secretary of the Young Liberal Movement (WA).

  • Member of the Liberal Party (WA) from 1988.

  • Member of the Curtin University Liberal Executive from 1988 to 1990.

  • Member of the Young Liberal Movement (WA) Executive from 1990.

  • Councillor of the Liberal Party State Branch (WA) from 2000 to 2007.

  • Vice-President of the Liberal Party Moore Division (WA) from 2000 to 2001.

  • Secretary of the Liberal Party Moore Division (WA) from 2002 to 2004.

  • President of the Liberal Party Whitfords Branch (WA) from 2003 to 2008.

  • President of the Liberal Party Moore Division (WA) from 2004 to 2007.

  • Member of the Liberal Party State Executive (WA) from 2004 to 2007.

Personal

  • Born 19.7.1970, Subiaco, Australia

  • Married

Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament

  • BA (Curtin University of Technology).

  • LLB(Hons) (University of London).

  • GradDipLegPrac (University of Western Australia).

  • Solicitor (Senior Associate) at Freehills from 1999 to 2008.