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O'NEIL, Clare EllenBiography for O'NEIL, Clare Ellen

Member for Hotham (Vic)

Australian Labor Party

Parliamentary Service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Hotham, Victoria, 2013. Re-elected 2016 and 2019.

Parliamentary Positions

Member, Speaker's Panel from 25.3.15 to 9.5.16

Committee Service

House of Representatives Standing: Agriculture and Industry from 4.12.2013 to 9.5.2016; Tax and Revenue from 4.12.2013 to 9.5.2016; Economics from 19.10.2015 to 9.5.2016; Economics from 19.9.2018 to 11.4.2019 (Supplementary member from 19.9.2018 to 11.4.2019).

Parliamentary Party Positions

Secretary of the Australian Labor Party Economics Policy Caucus Committee from 2013.

Shadow Minister for Justice from 23.7.2016 to 2.6.2019.

Shadow Minister for Financial Services from 28.6.2018 to 2.6.2019.

Shadow Minister for Innovation, Technology and the Future of Work from 2.6.2019.

Party Positions

Member of the Australian Labor Party from 1997.


Born 12.9.1980, Melbourne, Australia


Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament

Fulbright Scholar

Dean's Scholar

BA(Hons) (Monash University)

LLB(Hons) (Monash University)

MPP (Harvard University)

Intern, Global Corporate Client Group, New York Stock Exchange 2007

Policy Adviser, Office of the Commonwealth Treasurer 2008

Engagement Manager, McKinsey and Company 2009-13

Business Adviser, Marngarr Aboriginal Resource Centre 2011

Local Government Service

Councillor, City of Greater Dandenong from 2003 to 2005

Mayor, City of Greater Dandenong, 2004


Description: Hotham

Location: south-eastern Melbourne; it includes the suburbs of Bentleigh East, Dingley Village, Heatherton, Moorabbin, Springvale South, and parts of Clayton, Clayton South, Cheltenham, Keysborough, Murrumbeena, Noble Park, Oakleigh, Oakleigh South and Springvale.

Area: 75 Sq km

Electors enrolled: 99,994 (at 2.7.2016)

Industries: light industry and commercial activity including light engineering and warehousing.