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CORMANN, the Hon. Mathias Hubert PaulBiography for CORMANN, the Hon. Mathias Hubert Paul

Senator for Western Australia

Liberal Party of Australia

Parliamentary Service

Chosen by the Parliament of Western Australia on 19.6.2007 under section 15 of the Constitution to represent that State in the Senate, vice the Hon. IG Campbell (resigned) (term ended 30.6.2011). Elected 2010 (term began 1.7.2011) and 2016.

Ministerial Appointments

Minister for Finance from 18.9.13.

Acting Assistant Treasurer from 18.3.14 to 23.12.14

Acting Special Minister of State from 29.12.15 to 18.2.16, from 31.7.17 to 1.10.17, and from 13.11.17 to 20.12.17.

Special Minister of State from 18.2.16 to 19.7.16 and from 20.12.17.

Vice-President of the Executive Council from 20.12.17.

Acting Prime Minister from 21.2.18 to 26.2.18.

Committee Service

Senate Standing: Regulations and Ordinances from 13.2.08 to 27.11.10.

Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Finance and Public Administration from 20.6.07 to 10.9.07; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 17.8.07 to 16.10.08; Education, Employment and Workplace Relations: References Committee from 2.2.10 to 24.11.10.

Senate Select: Fuel and Energy from 26.6.08 to 30.8.10; Scrutiny of New Taxes from 30.9.10 to 1.11.11; Electricity Prices from 10.9.12 to 3.10.12 and from 4.10.12 to 1.11.12.

Joint Statutory: Broadcasting of Parliamentary Proceedings from 11.3.08 to 25.9.08; Corporations and Financial Services from 25.10.10 to 5.8.13.

Joint Standing: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 14.2.08 to 23.9.08; Treaties from 14.2.08 to 11.3.08.

Parliamentary Party Positions

Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Health Administration from 22.9.08 to 8.12.09.

Member, Opposition Shadow Ministry from 8.12.09 to 18.9.13. Shadow Minister for Employment Participation, Apprenticeships and Training from 8.12.09 to 14.9.10; Shadow Assistant Treasurer and Shadow Minister for Financial Services and Superannuation from 14.9.10 to 18.9.13.

Deputy Leader of Government in the Senate from 21.9.15 to 20.12.17.

Leader of the Government in the Senate from 20.12.17.

Party Positions

Senior Vice-President, Liberal Party Perth Division 2000-03.

State Councillor, Liberal Party (WA) from 2000.

State Vice-President, Liberal Party (WA) 2003-04.

State Senior Vice-President, Liberal Party (WA) 2004-08.


Born 20.9.1970, Eupen, Belgium.


Qualifications and Occupation before entering Federal Parliament

Candidature in Law (Notre Dame University, Namur).

Licence in Law (Catholic University of Leuven).

Chief of Staff, Minister for Family and Children's Services (WA) 1997-2000.

Senior Adviser to the State Premier (WA), the Hon. RF Court, MLA 2000-01.

Adviser to the Minister for Justice and Customs, the Hon. CM Ellison 2001-03.

Health services manager, HBF Health Insurance 2003-04.

General manager, Healthguard 2004-06.

Acting general manager, HBF Health Insurance 2006-07.