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O'SULLIVAN, MattBiography for O'SULLIVAN, Matt

Senator for Western Australia

Liberal Party of Australia

Parliamentary Service

Elected to the Senate for Western Australia 2019.

Committee Service

Senate Standing: Senators' Interests from 2.7.2019.

Senate Select: Aboriginal Flag from 3.9.2020 to 13.10.2020.

Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Education and Employment: Legislation from 2.7.2019 to 13.5.2021; Education and Employment: References from 2.7.2019 to 13.5.2021; Finance and Public Administration: Legislation from 2.7.2019.

Joint Statutory: Public Accounts and Audit from 2.7.2019.

Joint Standing: National Capital and External Territories from 22.7.2019.

Joint Select: Australia's Family Law System from 19.9.2019 to 22.11.2021; Implementation of the National Redress Scheme from 1.12.2021 (Chair from 2.12.2021).

Party Positions

Liberal Party candidate for the division of Burt, 2016.

Chair of the Liberal Party Campaign Committee (WA Branch) from 2017 to 2019.

Vice-President of the Liberal Party Fremantle Division from 2017 to 2019.

President of the Liberal Party Jandakot (WA) Branch from 2017 to 2019.


Born 11.12.1978, Mount Lawley, Australia


Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament

(CertIIIElecServ) (Midland TAFE).

Trade Certificate in Electronics and Communication.

Electronic Technician at Terravision PTY LTD from 1996 to 1999.

Youth Leader at Perth Christian Life Centre from 2000 to 2003.

Youth Leader at Garden City Christian Church from 2003 to 2007.

Chief Operating Officer - Generation One, Minderoo Foundation from 2008 to 2018.

O'Sullivan Consulting from 2018 to 2019.


Recipient of the Business News' 40under40 award, 2016.


M O'Sullivan, 'Data should drive next generation of jobseekers into work', in L Coleman [ed.], Let Every Stage Advance: Policy Ideas for Australia's 50th Parliament, UWA Public Policy Institute, Crawley, Western Australia, 2019.