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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, 2016, 2019 and 2022.

Parliamentary Positions

Member of the Speaker's Panel from 4.3.2014 to 21.9.2015.

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 to 29.5.2019.

Minister for International Development and the Pacific from 29.5.2019 to 22.12.2020.

Assistant Defence Minister from 29.5.2019 to 22.12.2020.

Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs from 22.12.2020 to 23.5.2022.

Cabinet Minister from 8.10.2021 to 23.5.2022.

Committee Service

Joint Standing: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 2.12.2013 to 12.10.2015; Electoral Matters from 4.12.2013 to 14.7.2014; Electoral Matters from 7.9.2015 to 12.10.2015 (Chair from 7.9.2015 to 12.10.2015).

Joint Select: Cyber-Safety from 18.3.2010 to 24.6.2013 (Deputy Chair from 18.3.2010 to 24.6.2013).

House of Representatives Standing: Petitions from 11.3.2008 to 19.7.2010; Privileges and Members' Interests from 12.11.2013 to 22.9.2015; Privileges and Members' Interests from 12.11.2013 to 22.9.2015; 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

BA(Gov&Phil) (University of Sydney).

MPubAffairs&Gov (University of Sydney).

Retail manager, 1998.

Adviser to the Minister for Revenue and Assistant Treasurer, Senator the Hon. H Coonan from 2001 to 2003.

Adviser to the Hon. D Clarke, MLC from 2003 to 2007.

Adviser to R Williams, MLA, 2007.

Military Service

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


Name: Mitchell

Location: Mitchell covers an area from Nelson and Box Hill in the northwest to Northmead and North Rocks in the southeast. The main suburbs include Baulkham Hills, Beaumont Hills, Bella Vista, Box Hill, Castle Hill, Kellyville, Nelson, Northmead, North Kellyville, North Rocks, Norwest, Rouse Hill, West Pennant Hills and Winston Hills.

Area: 101 Sq km

Electors enrolled: 110,345 (at 6.6.2019)

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