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FLETCHER, the Hon. Paul WilliamBiography for FLETCHER, the Hon. Paul William

Member for Bradfield (NSW)

Liberal Party of Australia

Parliamentary Service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Bradfield, New South Wales at by-election 2009, vice Hon. Dr B Nelson (resigned). Re-elected 2010, 2013 and 2016.

Ministerial Appointments

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Communications from 18.9.2013 to 21.9.2015.

Minister for Territories, Local Government and Major Projects from 21.9.2015 to 19.7.2016.

Minister for Urban Infrastructure from 19.7.2016 to 20.12.2017.

Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities from 20.12.2017 to 28.8.2018.

Minister for Families and Social Services from 28.8.2018.

Cabinet Minister from 28.8.2018.

Committee Service

Joint Statutory: Corporations and Financial Services from 25.10.2010 to 5.8.2013.

Joint Standing: Migration from 10.2.2010 to 19.7.2010; National Broadband Network from 22.3.2011 to 5.8.2013.

Joint Select: Cyber-Safety from 18.3.2010 to 28.3.2011.

House of Representatives Standing: Infrastructure and Communications from 25.10.2010 to 5.8.2013.

Party Positions

Vice-President, Liberal Party Paddington Branch 1997-2007

President, Liberal Party Paddington Branch 2007-08

Vice-President, Sydney State Electoral Council 2007-08


Born 16.1.1965, Devizes, England.


Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament

B.A (Hons)(Syd)

LL.B (Hons)(Syd)

M.BA (Columbia University, New York)

Executive Assistant to Chief Executive, PA Consulting Group 1987

Solicitor, Mallesons Stephen Jaques 1990-93

Winter Associate, McKinsey 1994

Manager, Corporate Development, TNT Ltd 1995-96

Senior Adviser (and later Chief of Staff), Office of the Minister of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts, Senator the Hon. RKR Alston 1996-2000

Director, Corporate and Regulatory Affairs, Optus 2000-07

Principal, Fletchergroup 2008-09


Wired brown land: Telstra's battle for Broadband, New South Books, Sydney: 1.1.2009


Description: Inner Metropolitan

Location: North Sydney; it includes the suburbs of Asquith, Gordon, Killara, Lindfield, Pymble, Roseville, St Ives, Turramurra, Wahroonga, Warrawee and West Pymble, and parts of Hornsby, Normanhurst and Thornleigh.

Area: 101 Sq km

Electors enrolled: 105662 (at 2.7.2016)

Industries: light manufacturing, service industries, commercial businesses and government offices.

Electorate: Bradfield includes the New South Wales Legislative Assembly electorate of Ku-ring-gai, and parts of Davidson, Hornsby and Willoughby.