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HAMMOND, Celia MonicaBiography for HAMMOND, Celia Monica

Member for Curtin (WA)

Liberal Party of Australia

Parliamentary Service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Curtin, Western Australia, 2019. Defeated at general elections, 2022.

Committee Service

Joint Statutory: Corporations and Financial Services from 4.7.2019 to 15.2.2021; Human Rights from 4.7.2019 to 11.4.2022; Intelligence and Security from 3.2.2021 to 11.4.2022.

Joint Select: Implementation of the National Redress Scheme from 10.2.2020 to 11.4.2022; Parliamentary Standards from 11.3.2022 to 11.4.2022.

House of Representatives Standing: Employment, Education and Training from 4.7.2019 to 11.4.2022; Indigenous Affairs from 4.7.2019 to 11.4.2022; Economics from 27.8.2020 to 11.4.2022.

House of Representatives Select: Social Media and Online Safety from 21.12.2021 to 15.3.2022.


Born 22.11.1968, Northam, Australia


Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament

LLB(Hons) (University of Western Australia).

LLM (University of Western Australia).

Solicitor from 1992 to 1994.

Legal Academic from 1994 to 2003.

Legal Counsel from 2003 to 2008.

University Vice Chancellor from 2008 to 2019.


Honorary Doctorate from the University of Portland, 2017.


Name: Curtin

Location: Curtin covers an area west of Perth, bordered by the Indian Ocean in the west and the Swan River in the south. The suburbs include Churchlands, City Beach, Claremont, Cottesloe, Crawley, Daglish, Dalkeith, Doubleview, Floreat, Glendalough, Herdsman, Innaloo, Jolimont, Karrakatta, Karrinyup (part), Mount Claremont, Mosman Park, Osborne Park (part), Nedlands, Peppermint Grove, Scarborough (part), Shenton Park, Swanbourne, Subiaco, West Leederville, Wembley, Wembley Downs and Woodlands.

Area: 98 Sq km

Electors enrolled: 100,422 (at 11.6.2019)

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