Hon Clare O'Neil MP

Hon Clare O'Neil MP

Member for Hotham

Minister for Home Affairs
Minister for Cyber Security
Australian Labor Party
House of Representatives

Seating Plan

Seating map

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

17–19 Atherton Road
Oakleigh, VIC, 3166

Postal address

Po Box 56
Oakleigh, VIC, 3166

(03) 9545 6211
(03) 9545 6299

Parliament Office

PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

(02) 6277 7860


Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Hotham, Victoria, 2013. Re-elected 2016, 2019 and 2022.
Parliamentary positions
  • Member of the Speaker's Panel from 26.3.2015 to 9.5.2016.
Ministerial appointments
  • Minister for Home Affairs from 1.6.2022.
  • Cabinet Minister from 1.6.2022.
  • Minister for Cyber Security from 1.6.2022.
Committee service
  • House of Representatives Standing: Privileges and Members' Interests served from 12.11.2013 to 9.5.2016; Agriculture and Industry served as Deputy Chair from 4.12.2013 to 9.5.2016; Tax and Revenue served from 4.12.2013 to 9.5.2016; Economics served from 19.10.2015 to 9.5.2016; Economics served from 19.9.2018 to 11.4.2019
  • Joint Statutory: Law Enforcement served from 15.6.2017 to 11.4.2019
Parliamentary party positions
  • Australian Labor Party. Served: 07.09.2013 to present
  • Shadow Minister for Justice from 23.7.2016 to 2.6.2019.
  • Shadow Minister for Financial Services from 28.6.2018 to 2.6.2019.
  • Shadow Minister for Innovation, Technology and the Future of Work from 2.6.2019 to 28.1.2021.
  • Shadow Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care Services from 28.1.2021 to 23.5.2022.
  • Secretary of the Australian Labor Party Economics Policy Caucus Committee.
Party positions
  • Member of the Australian Labor Party from 1997.
  • Born: 12.9.1980, Melbourne, Australia
  • Gender: Female
  • Marital Status: Partner
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • Fulbright Scholar.
  • Dean's Scholar.
  • BA(Hons) (Monash University).
  • LLB(Hons) (Monash University).
  • MPubPol (Harvard University).
  • Intern for the Global Corporate Client Group at the New York Stock Exchange, 2007.
  • Policy Adviser to the Treasurer, 2008.
  • Engagement Manager at McKinsey and Company from 2009 to 2013.
  • Business Adviser at the Marngarr Aboriginal Resource Centre, 2011.
Local Government service
  • Councillor, City of Greater Dandenong from 2003 to 2005.
  • Mayor, City of Greater Dandenong, 2004.
  • Name: Hotham
  • Location: The Division of Hotham consists of: part of the Glen Eira City Council, part of the Greater Dandenong City Council, part of the Kingston City Council, and part of the Monash City Council.
  • Area: 83 Sq km
  • Electors enrolled: 107,833 (at 6.6.2019)
  • Industries: Retail, health care, food services and education.
  • Two futures: Australia at a critical moment, The Text Publishing Company, Melbourne: 2015.

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