Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC

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Senator for Western Australia

Positions
Assistant Minister for Home Affairs
Party
Liberal Party of Australia
Chamber
Senate

Seating Plan

Seating map

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

Suite C, 117 Great Eastern Highway
Rivervale, WA, 6103

Postal address

PO Box 369
Belmont, WA, 6984

Telephone:
(08) 9477 5411

Parliament Office

PO Box 6100
Senate
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 3296
Fax:
(02) 6277 5764

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the Senate for Western Australia 2014. (term ended 01.07.2016). Re-elected 2016 (term began 02.07.2016).
Ministerial appointments
  • Assistant Minister for Home Affairs from 28.8.2018
Committee service
  • Senate Standing: Regulations and Ordinances from 01.07.2014 to 09.05.2016; Publications from 10.09.2015 to 09.05.2016 (Chair from 17.09.2015 to 09.05.2016); Environment and Communications: Legislation from 12.10.2015 to 09.05.2016; Environment and Communications: References from 12.10.2015 to 09.05.2016; Community Affairs: Legislation from 01.09.2016; Community Affairs: References from 01.09.2016; Legal and Constitutional Affairs: Legislation from 01.09.2016; Legal and Constitutional Affairs: References from 01.09.2016; Regulations and Ordinances from 01.09.2016 to 27.06.2018; Publications from 12.09.2016 to 10.09.2018.
  • Senate Select: Recent Allegations relating to Conditions and Circumstances at the Regional Processing Centre in Nauru from 26.03.2015 to 31.08.2015; National Broadband Network from 12.10.2015 to 09.05.2016; School Funding Investment from 04.02.2016 to 09.05.2016; Future of Work and Workers from 16.11.2017 to 22.03.2018.
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Community Affairs: Legislation from 01.07.2014 to 15.06.2015; Legal and Constitutional Affairs: Legislation from 01.07.2014 to 12.10.2015; Legal and Constitutional Affairs: References from 01.07.2014 to 09.05.2016; Community Affairs: References from 01.07.2014 to 15.06.2015; Education and Employment: Legislation from 12.10.2015 to 09.05.2016; Education and Employment: References from 12.10.2015 to 23.02.2016; Environment and Communications: Legislation from 15.02.2017 (Chair from 15.02.2017 to 16.06.2017); Environment and Communications: References from 15.02.2017 to 17.08.2017; Education and Employment: Legislation from 17.08.2017 to 05.02.2018; Education and Employment: References from 17.08.2017 to 05.02.2018 (Chair from 17.08.2017 to 05.02.2018); Community Affairs: References from 14.09.2017 to 15.11.2017 (Substitute member from 14.09.2017 to 15.11.2017); Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade: Legislation from 05.02.2018 to 10.09.2018 (Chair from 07.02.2018 to 29.08.2018); Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade: References from 05.02.2018 to 10.09.2018 (Deputy Chair from 07.02.2018 to 31.08.2018).
  • Joint Statutory: Human Rights from 12.09.2016 to 05.02.2018.
  • Joint Standing: National Disability Insurance Scheme from 01.07.2014 to 15.03.2016; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 01.07.2014 to 09.05.2016; Electoral Matters from 12.10.2015 to 09.05.2016; Electoral Matters from 12.09.2016 to 10.09.2018 (Chair from 14.09.2016 to 29.08.2018); Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 12.09.2016 to 10.09.2018; Migration from 22.06.2017 to 17.08.2017.
  • Joint Select: Australia Fund Establishment from 29.10.2014 to 25.06.2015.
Party positions
  • President, Hasluck Liberal Party Women's Committee
  • Member, Liberal Party from 1987
  • President, Canning Young Liberal Movement 1987-88
  • President, Pearce Young Liberal Movement 1989
  • Development Vice-President, Young Liberal Movement 1989-90
  • Vice-President, Liberal Party Kalamunda Branch 1990-91
  • Treasurer, Liberal Party Kalamunda Branch 1990-92
  • Vice-President, Liberal Party Pearce Division 1991-92
  • Senior Vice-President, Liberal Party Pearce Division 1992-93
  • Pearce Campaign Manager from 1993
  • Vice-President, Liberal Party Pearce Division 1994
  • Deputy Federal Director, Liberal Party 2006-08
  • National Campaign Manager, Liberal Party 2007
  • Campaign Manager, Hasluck Liberal Party 2013
Personal
  • Born 16.05.1965, Perth, Australia.
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • B.Comm (Curtin)
  • Graduate Diploma Defence Management (Canberra)
  • Graduate Certificate in Training and Development (Southern Cross)
  • Certificate IV, Assessment and Workplace Training (Southern Cross)
  • Graduate Certificate in Strategic Studies (Australian Defence College)
  • Graduate Certificate in Training and Development (Australian Army)
  • Diploma in Training Development (Australian Army)
  • Graduate, Australian Command and Staff College Army Reserve
  • Electoral Officer and Shadow Ministerial Adviser 1990-94
  • Liberal Party Senior Government Training Manager and Senior Campaign Officer 1996-98
  • Senior Training and Development Officer, Army Command and Staff Training College Command 1999-2000
  • Chief of Staff and Senior Policy Adviser to the Minister for Justice and Customs 2001-03
  • Project Director/Strategic Performance and training Analyst, Canberra Deep Space Communications Complex (NASA/JPL Facility) 2004
  • Director Strategy Development, Raytheon Australia 2005
  • Liberal Party Deputy Federal Director and National Training Director 2006-08
  • Project Director, Army-based Accountability Model Implementation Project 2008-09
  • Director Army Strategic Reform Program 2009-10
  • Army Adjutant General (Brigadier) 2012-13
Military Service
  • Officer Cadet
  • Regimental Logistics Officer (Second Lieutenant to Captain)
  • Training Development Officer (Captain)
  • Commanding Officer, 5th Combat Support Battalion (Lieutenant Colonel)
  • Military Instructor, Army Command and Staff College (Lieutenant Colonel)
  • Senior Career Manager (Lieutenant Colonel)
  • Director, Active Standby Staff Group (Colonel)
  • Course Member, Centre for Defence and Strategic Studies
  • Army Adjutant General (Brigadier)
  • Australian Army Reserve 1984-2012
Honours
  • Conspicuous Service Cross, 26.01.2011