Dr Anne Aly MP


Member for Cowan, Western Australia

Australian Labor Party
House of Representatives

Seating Plan

Seating map

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

Shop 3, Kingsway Shopping Centre
168 Wanneroo Road
Madeley, WA, 6065

Postal address

PO Box 219
Kingsway, WA, 6065

(08) 9409 4517
(08) 9409 9361

Parliament Office

PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

(02) 6277 4876
(02) 6277 8526


Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Cowan, Western Australia, 2016.
Committee service
  • Joint Standing: Law Enforcement from 15.9.16; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 15.9.16.
  • Born 29.3.1967, Alexandria, Egypt.
  • Married.
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • BA (American University of Cairo).
  • PGDA; M. Ed and PhD (Edith Cowan).
  • Senior Policy Officer, Department of Education and Training (WA), 2001-02.
  • Senior Policy Officer, Office of Multicultural Interests (WA), 2002-07.
  • Manager, Training and Education, Equal Opportunity Commission (WA), 2007-08.
  • Senior Lecturer, Curtin University and Edith Cowan University, 2011-14.
  • Associate Professor, Curtin University, 2014-15.
  • Professorial Fellow, 2015.
  • Description: outer metropolitan.
  • Location: north of Perth; it includes the City of Joondalup, the City of Wanneroo and the City of Swan. It includes the suburbs of Alexander Heights, Ashby, Ballajura, Beechboro, Bennett Springs, Cullacabardee, Darch, Girrawheen, Gnangara, Greenwood, Hocking, Jandabup, Kiara, Kingsley (part), Koondoola, Landsdale, Lockridge, Madeley, Malaga, Marangaroo, Pearsall, Sinagra, Tapping, Wangara, Wanneroo, Warwick and Whiteman.
  • Area: 180 sq km (approx.).
  • Electors enrolled: 96,213 (at 2.7.16).
  • Industries: retail and service industries, with some light industry, manufacturing and market gardens.
  • State electorates: Cowan includes the Western Australian Legislative Assembly electorate of Kingsley, and parts of Butler, Girrawheen, Mirrabooka, Wanneroo and West Swan.
  • Member, WA Women's Hall of Fame, 2011.
  • Australian Security Medal, 2016.
  • Proceedings of the 1st Australian Counter Terrorism Conference (ed.), SECAU, Perth, 2010.
  • A study of audience responses to the media discourse about the 'Other': the fear of terrorism between Australian Muslims and the broader community, Edwin Mellen Press: Lampeter, 2010.
  • Terrorism and Global Security: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives, Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
  • Countering Violent Extremism 2013: Official Report, Perth: Curtin, 2013.
  • Social Implications of Fearing Terrorism: A report on Australian responses to the images and discourses of terrorism and the other: Establishing a metric of fear (ed. with L Green), Perth: Edith Cowan University, 2009.
  • Countering Violent Extremism: Developing an evidence base for policy and practice (ed. with S Zeiger), Perth: Curtin University, 2015.
  • Violent Extremism Online, (Ed. with T Chen, S McDonald and L Jarvis) London: Routledge, 2016.
  • Chapter with A Balnaves and C Chalon in 'Recent Advances in Security Technology', P Mendis , J Lai, E Dawson and H Hussein Abbass (eds.), Proceedings of the 2007 RNSA Security Technology Conference, Melbourne: Australian Homeland Security Research Centre, 2007.
  • Chapter in 'Doomed to Repeat: Terrorism and the Lessons of History', S Brawley (ed.), Canberra: New Academia Press, 2009.
  • Chapter in 'Beyond the Hijab Debates: New Conversations on Gender, Race and Religion', T Dreher and C Ho (eds.), Cambridge Scholars Press, 2009.
  • Chapter with L Green in 'Strangers, Aliens and Foreigners', Inter-Disciplinary.Net [eBook], 2010.
  • Chapter in 'Muslims in Australia', S Yasmeen (ed.), Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 2010.
  • Chapter in 'Afghanistan: The Old-New Geopolitical Blackhole', Perth: Future Directions International, 2011.
  • Chapter with L Green in 'Negotiating Identities: Constructed Selves and Others', H Vella Bonavita (ed.), New York: Rodopi, 2011.
  • Chapter in 'Subjective Well Being and Security', D Webb and E Wills Herrera (eds.), New York: Springer, 2012.
  • Chapter in 'The Political Psychology of Terrorism Fears', D Antonius and SJ Sinclair (eds.), New York: Oxford University Press, 2013.
  • Chapter in 'Spooked: The truth about Intelligence in Australia', D Baldino (ed.), Melbourne: New South Books, 2013.
  • Chapter in 'Counter-radicalisation: Critical Perspectives', L Jarvis and C Health-Kelly (eds.), London: Routledge, 2014.