Mrs Karen McNamara

Mrs Karen McNamara

Former Member

Liberal Party of Australia
House of Representatives


Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Dobell, New South Wales, 2013. Defeated at general elections 2016.
Committee service
  • House of Representatives Standing: Education and Employment served from 4.12.2013 to 9.5.2016; Health served from 19.10.2015 to 9.5.2016
Parliamentary party positions
  • Liberal Party of Australia. Served: 07.09.2013 to 02.07.2016
Party positions
  • President of the Liberal Party Warnervale Branch (NSW).
  • President of the Liberal Party Wyong State Electoral Conference (NSW).
  • Secretary of the Liberal Party Women's Council (NSW).
  • Delegate to the Liberal Party State Council (NSW).
  • Born: 23.4.1964, Falkirk, Scotland
  • Gender: Female
  • Marital Status: Married
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • BLJSt (Southern Cross University).
  • Area business manager in freight operations from 1989 to 1993.
  • Litigation officer from 1993 to 1998.
  • Corporate services manager from 2001 to 2004.
  • Strategic development manager from 2004 to 2006.
  • Compliance manager from 2006 to 2007.
  • Fraud investigations manager from 2010 to 2013.
  • Name: Dobell
  • Location: central coast of New South Wales; its main towns include Bateau Bay, Berkeley Vale, Blue Haven, Chittaway Bay, Charmhaven, Dooralong, Erina Heights (part), Gorokan, Hamlyn Terrace, Jilliby, Kanwal, Killarney Vale, Kulnura (part), Lake Haven, Lisarow (part), Long Jetty, Magenta, Mardi, Narara (part), Niagara Park (part), Norah Head, Noraville, Ourimbah, Ravensdale, Tacoma, The Entrance, Toowoon Bay, Toukley, Tuggerah, Tuggerawong, Tumbi Umbi, Wallarah, Wamberal (part), Warnervale, Woongarrah, Wyoming, Wyong, Wyong Creek and Yarramalong.
  • Area: 787 Sq km
  • Electors enrolled: 111,630 (at 2.7.2016)
  • Industries: fruit, vegetables, manufacturing industries, prawning, fishing, tourism and mixed farming.
  • Includes:

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