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CASH, the Hon. Michaelia ClareBiography for CASH, the Hon. Michaelia Clare

Senator for (WA)

Liberal Party of Australia

Parliamentary Service

Elected to the Senate for Western Australia 2007. Re-elected 2013 and 2016.

Parliamentary Positions

Temporary Chair of Committees from 2.2.10 to 28.9.10

Ministerial Appointments

Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection from 18.9.2013 to 21.9.2015.

Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women from 18.9.2013 to 21.9.2015.

Minister for Employment from 21.9.2015 to 20.12.2017.

Minister for Women from 21.9.2015 to 20.12.2017.

Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service from 21.9.2015 to 20.12.2017.

Cabinet Minister from 21.9.2015.

Minister for Jobs and Innovation from 20.12.2017 to 28.8.2018.

Minister for Small and Family Business, Skills and Vocational Education from 28.8.2018.

Committee Service

Senate Standing: Regulations and Ordinances from 2.2.2010 to 7.2.2013.

Senate Select: Men's Health from 3.2.2009 to 12.5.2009; Climate Policy from 17.3.2009 to 15.6.2009.

Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Education, Employment and Workplace Relations from 1.7.2008 to 14.5.2009; Education, Employment and Workplace Relations: Legislation from 14.5.2009 to 23.8.2011 (Deputy Chair from 2.2.2010 to 23.8.2011); Education, Employment and Workplace Relations: References from 14.5.2009 to 23.8.2011 (Chair from 2.2.2010 to 23.8.2011).

Joint Statutory: Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity from 16.3.2012 to 5.8.2013.

Joint Standing: Treaties from 1.7.2008 to 7.7.2011; Migration from 1.7.2011 to 5.8.2013.

Joint Select: Christmas Island Tragedy from 3.3.2011 to 29.6.2011; Australia's Immigration Detention Network from 22.6.2011 to 30.3.2012.

Parliamentary Party Positions

Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Immigration from 14.9.2010 to 18.9.2013.

Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for the Status of Women from 14.9.2010 to 18.9.2013.

Deputy Manager of Opposition Business in the Senate from 19.9.2012 to 5.8.2013.

Party Positions

Member, Liberal Party (WA) from 1988

Member, Curtin University Liberal Executive 1988-90

Member, Young Liberal Movement (WA) Executive from 1990 (State Council Delegate, Policy Vice-President and Secretary)

State Councillor, Liberal Party (WA) 2000-07

Vice-President, Liberal Party (WA) Moore Division 2000-01

Secretary, Liberal Party (WA) Moore Division 2002-04

President, Liberal Party (WA) Whitfords Branch 2003-08

President, Liberal Party (WA) Moore Division 2004-07

Member, Liberal Party (WA) State Executive 2004-07


Born 19.7.1970, Subiaco, Australia


Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament

LL.B(Hons) (London)

B.A (Curtin University of Technology)

Grad.Dip.Legal.Prac (University of Western Australia)

Solicitor (Senior Associate), Freehills 1999-2008