Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash

Michaelia Cash

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Senator for Western Australia

Positions
Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women
Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection
Party
Liberal Party of Australia
Chamber
Senate

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Contact details

Parliament Office

PO Box 6100
Senate
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 7610
Fax:
(02) 6273 7093

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

44 Outram Street
West Perth, WA, 6005

Postal address
PO Box 1966
West Perth, WA, 6872

Telephone:
(08) 9226 2000
Fax:
(08) 9226 2211

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Websites
Party website

Alternative URL

www.aph.gov.au/Senator_Cash

Biography

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Parliamentary service

  • Elected to the Senate for Western Australia 2007 (term began 1.7.2008) and 2013.

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Parliamentary positions

  • Temporary Chair of Committees from 2.2.10 to 28.9.10.

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Ministerial appointments

  • Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection from 18.9.13.
  • Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women from 18.9.13.

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Committee service

  • Senate Standing: Regulations and Ordinances from 2.2.10 to 7.2.13.
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Education, Employment and Workplace Relations from 1.7.08 to 14.5.09; Education, Employment and Workplace Relations: Legislation Committee from 14.5.09 (Deputy Chair from 2.2.10) to 23.8.11 and References Committees from 14.5.09 (Chair from 2.2.10) to 23.8.11.
  • Senate Select: Men's Health from 3.2.09 to 12.5.09; Climate Policy from 17.3.09 to 15.6.09.
  • Joint Statutory: Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity from 16.3.12 to 5.8.13.
  • Joint Standing: Treaties from 1.7.08 to 7.7.11; Migration from 1.7.11 to 5.8.13.
  • Joint Select: Christmas Island Tragedy from 3.3.11 to 29.6.11; Australia's Immigration Detention Network from 22.6.11 to 30.3.12.

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Conferences, delegations and visits

  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Papua New Guinea and East Timor, October-November 2008.

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Parliamentary party positions

  • Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Immigration from 14.9.10 to 18.9.13; Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for the Status of Women from 14.9.10 to 18.9.13.
  • Deputy Manager of Opposition Business in the Senate from 19.9.12 to 5.8.13.

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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.

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Personal

  • Born 19.7.1970, Subiaco, WA.
  • Married.

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Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament

  • LLB(Hons) (London).
  • BA (Curtin University of Technology).
  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (University of Western Australia).
  • Solicitor (Senior Associate), Freehills 1999-2008.

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