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MORTON, the Hon. BenBiography for MORTON, the Hon. Ben

Member for Tangney (WA)

Liberal Party of Australia

Parliamentary Service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Tangney, Western Australia, 2016. Re-elected 2019. Defeated at general elections, 2022.

Ministerial Appointments

Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister and Cabinet from 29.5.2019 to 8.10.2021.

Assistant Minister to the Minister for the Public Service from 22.12.2020 to 8.10.2021.

Assistant Minister for Electoral Matters from 22.12.2020 to 8.10.2021.

Minister for the Public Service from 8.10.2021 to 23.5.2022.

Special Minister of State from 8.10.2021 to 23.5.2022.

Committee Service

Joint Standing: Electoral Matters from 14.9.2016 to 1.7.2019; National Capital and External Territories from 9.2.2017 to 1.7.2019 (Chair from 9.2.2017 to 1.7.2019).

House of Representatives Standing: Social Policy and Legal Affairs from 14.9.2016 to 9.2.2017; Appropriations and Administration from 14.9.2016 to 11.4.2019; Petitions from 14.9.2016 to 11.4.2019.

House of Representatives Select: Intergenerational Welfare Dependence from 28.6.2018 to 2.4.2019.

Party Positions

Member of the Liberal Party Applecross Branch (WA).

Member of the Liberal Party Wyong and District Branch (NSW).

Director of the Liberal Party State Branch (WA) from 2008 to 2015.


Born 29.6.1981, Gosford, Australia


Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament

BA (Australian National University).

School Bus Driver for Deans Buslines, Queanbeyan (NSW), 2001.

Bus/Coach Driver for Coastal Liner Coaches from 2002 to 2003.

Adviser to the Federal Government from 2004 to 2007.

School Bus Driver for Deans Buslines Queanbeyan (NSW), 2007.

Director of the Liberal Party (WA) from 2008 to 2015.

Senior Manager at BGC from 2015 to 2016.


Name: Tangney

Location: Tangney is bordered by the Swan and Canning Rivers to the north and east. It contains most of the City of Melville, a part of the City of Canning and a small portion of the City of Cockburn. The suburbs include Alfred Cove, Applecross, Ardross, Attadale, Bateman, Bicton, Booragoon, Brentwood, Bull Creek, Ferndale, Kardinya (part), Leeming (part), Lynwood, Melville, Mount Pleasant, Murdoch, Myaree, Parkwood, Riverton, Rossmoyne, Shelley, Willagee, Willetton and Winthrop.

Area: 83 Sq km

Electors enrolled: 94,365 (at 10.6.2019)

Industries: Industries include light industrial, retail, commercial, medical, education and recreation.