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CASH, the Hon. Michaelia ClareBiography for CASH, the Hon. Michaelia Clare

Senator for Western Australia

Liberal Party of Australia

Parliamentary Service

Elected to the Senate for Western Australia 2007 (term began 1.7.2008), 2013 and 2016.

Parliamentary Positions

Temporary Chair of Committees from 2.2.10 to 28.9.10.

Ministerial Appointments

Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection from 18.9.13 to 21.9.15.

Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women from 18.9.13 to 21.9.15.

Minister for Employment from 21.9.15.

Minister for Women from 21.9.15.

Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service from 21.9.15.

Committee Service

Senate Standing: Regulations and Ordinances from 2.2.10 to 7.2.13.

Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Education, Employment and Workplace Relations from 1.7.08 to 14.5.09; Education, Employment and Workplace Relations: Legislation Committee from 14.5.09 to 23.8.11 (Deputy Chair from 2.2.10 to 23.8.11) and References Committees from 14.5.09 to 23.8.11 (Chair from 2.2.10 to 23.8.11).

Senate Select: Men's Health from 3.2.09 to 12.5.09; Climate Policy from 17.3.09 to 15.6.09.

Joint Statutory: Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity from 16.3.12 to 5.8.13.

Joint Standing: Treaties from 1.7.08 to 7.7.11; Migration from 1.7.11 to 5.8.13.

Joint Select: Christmas Island Tragedy from 3.3.11 to 29.6.11; Australia's Immigration Detention Network from 22.6.11 to 30.3.12.

Parliamentary Party Positions

Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Immigration from 14.9.10 to 18.9.13; Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for the Status of Women from 14.9.10 to 18.9.13.

Deputy Manager of Opposition Business in the Senate from 19.9.12 to 5.8.13.

Party Positions

Member, Liberal Party (WA) from 1988.

Member, Curtin University Liberal Executive 1988-90.

Member, Young Liberal Movement (WA) Executive from 1990 (State Council Delegate, Policy Vice-President and Secretary).

State Councillor, Liberal Party (WA) 2000-07.

Vice-President, Liberal Party (WA) Moore Division 2000-01.

Secretary, Liberal Party (WA) Moore Division 2002-04.

President, Liberal Party (WA) Whitfords Branch 2003-08.

President, Liberal Party (WA) Moore Division 2004-07.

Member, Liberal Party (WA) State Executive 2004-07.


Born 19.7.1970, Subiaco, WA.


Qualifications and Occupation before entering Federal Parliament

LLB(Hons) (London).

BA (Curtin University of Technology).

Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (University of Western Australia).

Solicitor (Senior Associate), Freehills 1999-2008.