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REYNOLDS, Linda KarenBiography for REYNOLDS, Linda Karen

Senator for Western Australia

Liberal Party of Australia

Parliamentary Service

Elected to the Senate for Western Australia 2014 (term began 1.7.2014) and 2016.

Committee Service

Senate Standing: Regulations and Ordinances from 1.7.14 to 9.5.16 and from 1.9.16; Publications from 10.9.15 to 9.5.16 (Chair from 17.9.15 to 9.5.16) and from 12.9.16; Environment and Communications: Legislation Committee from 12.10.15 to 16.6.16 and References Committee from 12.10.15 to 9.5.16; Community Affairs Legislation from 1.9.16; Community Affairs References from 1.9.16; Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation from 1.9.16; Legal and Constitutional Affairs References from 1.9.16.

Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Community Affairs: Legislation and References from 1.7.14 to 15.6.15; Legal and Constitutional Affairs: Legislation from 1.7.14 to 12.10.15 and References from 1.7.14 to 15.2.17; Education and Employment: Legislation from 12.10.15 to 9.5.16 and References from 12.10.15 to 23.2.16; Environment and Communications Legislation and References from 15.2.17 (Chair of Legislation from 15.2.17 to16.6.17).

Senate Select: Recent Allegations relating to Conditions and Circumstances at the Regional Processing Centre in Nauru from 26.03.15 to 31.8.15; National Broadband Network from 12.10.15 to 9.5.16; School Funding Investment from 4.2.16 to 9.5.16.

Joint Standing: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 1.7.14 to 9.5.16 and from 12.9.16; National Disability Insurance Scheme from 1.7.14 to 15.3.16; Electoral Matters from 12.10.15 to 9.5.16 and from 12.9.16 (Chair from 14.9.16); Migration from 22.6.17.

Joint Select: Australia Fund Establishment from 29.10.14 to 25.6.15.

Joint Statutory: Human Rights from 12.9.16.

Party Positions

Member, Liberal Party from 1987.

President, Canning Young Liberal Movement 1987-88.

President, Pearce Young Liberal Movement 1989.

Development Vice-President, Young Liberal Movement 1989-90.

Vice-President, Liberal Party Kalamunda Branch 1990-91; Treasurer 1990-92.

Vice-President, Liberal Party Pearce Division 1991-92 and 1994; Senior Vice-President 1992-93; Pearce Campaign Manager from 1993.

Deputy Federal Director, Liberal Party 2006-08.

National Campaign Manager, Liberal Party 2007.

Campaign Manager, Hasluck Liberal Party 2013.

President, Hasluck Liberal Party Women's Committee.


Born 16.5.1965, Perth, WA.

Qualifications and Occupation before entering Federal Parliament

BComm (Curtin).

Graduate Diploma Defence Management (Canberra).

Graduate Certificate in Training and Development (Southern Cross).

Certificate IV, Assessment and Workplace Training (Southern Cross).

Graduate Certificate in Strategic Studies (Australian Defence College).

Graduate Certificate in Training and Development (Australian Army).

Diploma in Training Development (Australian Army).

Graduate, Australian Command and Staff College Army Reserve.

Electoral Officer and Shadow Ministerial Adviser 1990-94.

Liberal Party Senior Government Training Manager and Senior Campaign Officer 1996-98.

Senior Training and Development Officer, Army Command and Staff Training College Command 1999-2000.

Chief of Staff and Senior Policy Adviser to the Minister for Justice and Customs 2001-03.

Project Director/Strategic Performance and training Analyst, Canberra Deep Space Communications Complex (NASA/JPL Facility) 2004.

Director Strategy Development, Raytheon Australia 2005.

Liberal Party Deputy Federal Director and National Training Director 2006-08.

Project Director, Army-based Accountability Model Implementation Project 2008-09.

Director Army Strategic Reform Program 2009-10.

Army Adjutant General (Brigadier) 2012-13.

(see also Military service below).


Conspicuous Service Cross 2011.

Military Service

Australian Army Reserve 1984-2012.

Officer Cadet.

Regimental Logistics Officer (Second Lieutenant to Captain).

Training Development Officer (Captain).

Commanding Officer, 5th Combat Support Battalion (Lieutenant Colonel).

Military Instructor, Army Command and Staff College (Lieutenant Colonel).

Senior Career Manager (Lieutenant Colonel).

Director, Active Standby Staff Group (Colonel).

Course Member, Centre for Defence and Strategic Studies.

Army Adjutant General (Brigadier).