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HAWKE, the Hon. Alexander (Alex) GeorgeBiography for HAWKE, the Hon. Alexander (Alex) George

Member for Mitchell (NSW)

Liberal Party of Australia

Parliamentary Service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Mitchell, New South Wales, 2007. Re-elected 2010, 2013 and 2016.

Parliamentary Positions

Member, Speaker's Panel from 4.3.14 to 21.9.15

Ministerial Appointments

Assistant Minister to the Treasurer from 21.9.2015 to 19.7.2016.

Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection from 19.7.2016 to 20.12.2017.

Assistant Minister for Home Affairs from 20.12.2017 to 28.8.2018.

Special Minister of State from 28.8.2018.

Committee Service

Joint Standing: Electoral Matters from 4.12.2013 to 14.7.2014; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 4.12.2013 to 12.10.2015; Electoral Matters from 7.9.2015 to 12.10.2015.

Joint Select: Cyber-Safety from 25.10.2010 to 24.6.2013.

House of Representatives Standing: Petitions from 11.3.2008 to 19.7.2010; Education and Employment from 4.12.2013 to 9.9.2015; Environment from 4.12.2013 to 14.9.2015 (Chair from 9.12.2013 to 14.9.2015).


Born 9.7.1977, Wollongong, Australia.


Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament

B.A (Government/Philosophy) (Usyd)

M.PA and Gov (Usyd)

Retail manager 1998

Adviser to the Minister for Revenue and Assistant Treasurer, the Hon. HL Coonan 2001-03

Adviser to the Hon. DJ Clarke, MLC 2003-07

Adviser to RC Williams, MLA 2007

Military Service

Officer, Australian Army Reserve, Royal Australian Armoured Corps; Lieutenant, 1st/15th Royal NSW Lancers, Parramatta 1995-2000


Description: Outer Metropolitan

Location: north-western outskirts of Sydney; it includes the suburbs of Nelson and Box Hill in the north-west to Northmead and North Rocks in the south-east. The main suburbs include Baulkham Hills, Beaumont Hills, Bella Vista, Box Hill, Castle Hill, Kellyville, Nelson, Northmead, North Rocks, Rouse Hill, Winston Hills and West Pennant Hills.

Area: 101 Sq km

Electors enrolled: 102410 (at 2.7.2016)

Industries: commercial and business services, light industry, education and retail.

Electorate: Mitchell includes parts of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly electorates of Baulkham Hills, Castle Hill, Epping, Parramatta and Seven Hills.