Senator the Hon Mathias Cormann

Mathias Cormann

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Senator for Western Australia

Special Minister of State
Minister for Finance
Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate
Liberal Party of Australia

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Contact details

Parliament Office

PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

(02) 6277 7400
(02) 6273 4110

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

Level 38, Exchange Plaza
2 The Esplanade
Perth, WA, 6000

Postal address
GPO Box B58
Perth, WA, 6838

(08) 9325 4227
(08) 9325 6857
Toll Free:
1300 301 728

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Parliamentary service

  • Chosen by the Parliament of Western Australia on 19.6.2007 under section 15 of the Constitution to represent that State in the Senate, vice the Hon. IG Campbell (resigned)(term ended 30.6.2011). Elected 2010 (term began 1.7.2011).

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Ministerial appointments

  • Minister for Finance from 18.9.13.
  • Acting Special Minister of State from 29.12.15 to 18.2.16.
  • Special Minister of State from 18.2.16.

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Committee service

  • Senate Standing: Regulations and Ordinances from 13.2.08 to 27.11.10.
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Finance and Public Administration from 20.6.07 to 10.9.07; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 17.8.07 to 16.10.08; Education, Employment and Workplace Relations: References Committee from 2.2.10 to 24.11.10.
  • Senate Select: Fuel and Energy from 26.6.08 to 30.8.10; Scrutiny of New Taxes from 30.9.10 to 1.11.11; Electricity Prices from 10.9.12 to 3.10.12 and from 4.10.12 to 1.11.12.
  • Joint Statutory: Broadcasting of Parliamentary Proceedings from 11.3.08 to 25.9.08; Corporations and Financial Services from 25.10.10 to 5.8.13.
  • Joint Standing: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 14.2.08 to 23.9.08; Treaties from 14.2.08 to 11.3.08.

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Parliamentary party positions

  • Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Health Administration from 22.9.08 to 8.12.09.
  • Member, Opposition Shadow Ministry from 8.12.09 to 18.9.13. Shadow Minister for Employment Participation, Apprenticeships and Training from 8.12.09 to 14.9.10; Shadow Assistant Treasurer and Shadow Minister for Financial Services and Superannuation from 14.9.10 to 18.9.13.
  • Deputy Leader of Government in the Senate from 21.9.15.

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Party positions

  • Senior Vice-President, Liberal Party Perth Division 2000-03.
  • State Councillor, Liberal Party (WA) from 2000.
  • State Vice-President, Liberal Party (WA) 2003-04.
  • State Senior Vice-President, Liberal Party (WA) 2004-08.

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  • Born 20.9.1970, Eupen, Belgium.
  • Married.

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Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament

  • Candidature in Law (Notre Dame University, Namur).
  • Licence in Law (Catholic University of Leuven).
  • Chief of Staff, Minister for Family and Children's Services (WA) 1997-2000.
  • Senior Adviser to the State Premier (WA), the Hon. RF Court, MLA 2000-01.
  • Adviser to the Minister for Justice and Customs, the Hon. CM Ellison 2001-03.
  • Health services manager, HBF Health Insurance 2003-04.
  • General manager, Healthguard 2004-06.
  • Acting general manager, HBF Health Insurance 2006-07.

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