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LEESER, Julian MartinBiography for LEESER, Julian Martin

Member for Berowra (NSW)

Liberal Party of Australia

Parliamentary Service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Berowra, New South Wales, 2016.

Committee Service

Joint Statutory: Intelligence and Security from 13.2.2017.

Joint Standing: Human Rights from 14.9.2016; National Capital and External Territories from 14.9.2016.

Joint Select: Constitutional Recognition relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples from 27.3.2018 (Joint Chair from 27.3.2018).

House of Representatives Standing: Employment, Education and Training from 14.9.2016 to 28.2.2017; Tax and Revenue from 14.9.2016.

Party Positions

Member, Liberal Party, 1992-

Vice President Berowra FEC, 2009-2016

Secretary, Fox Valley Branch, 2010-2016

President Hornsby SEC, 2014-2016

Vice President, Liberal Party (NSW), 2015-2016

Other Positions

Elected Delegate, Constitutional Convention, 1998.

Member, Official Government No Case Committee, 1999.


Born 25.5.1976, Sydney, Australia.


Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament

B.A (Hons.) (UNSW)



Company Director

Associate, Hon IDF Callinan AC QC, High Court of Australia, 2000

Advisor, Minister for Employment, Workplace Relations and Small Business Hon. AJ Abbott MP, 2001

Solicitor, Mallesons Stephen Jacques, 2002-2004

Special Advisor, Attorney General Hon PM Ruddock, 2004-2006

Visiting Fellow, Alfred A Taubman Centre for State and Local Government, John F Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 2006-2007

Executive Director, Menzies Research Centre, 2006-2012

Senior Executive, Australian Catholic University, 2012-2016


State Policy Perspectives, (editor), Menzies Research Centre, Canberra: 1.1.2006

Don't Leave Us With the Bill, (co-editor with R Haddrick), Menzies Research Centre, Canberra: 1.1.2009

State of the Nation: aspects of Australian public policy, (co-editor with D Markwell and R Thompson), Connor Court, Victoria: 1.1.2013

The Australian Declaration of Recognition, (with Damien Freeman), 1.1.2015


Description: Outer Metropolitan

Location: north-western Sydney; it includes the suburbs of Annangrove, Arcadia, Berowra, Brooklyn, Cattai, Cherrybrook, Cowan, Dangar Island, Galston, Glenorie, Hornsby (part), Maroota, Middle Dural, Mount Colah (part), Mount Kuring-gai, Pennant Hills, Westleigh, West Pennant Hills and Wisemans Ferry.

Area: 786 Sq km

Electors enrolled: 105245 (at 2.7.2016)

Industries: fishing and oyster farming, retail, service and various small industries including hobby farming, citrus fruit orchards, poultry farming, horticulture and tourism.