Hon Ben Morton

Hon Ben Morton

Former Member

Liberal Party of Australia
House of Representatives


Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Tangney, Western Australia, 2016. Re-elected 2019. Defeated at general elections, 2022.
Ministerial appointments
  • Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister and Cabinet from 29.5.2019 to 8.10.2021.
  • Assistant Minister to the Minister for the Public Service from 22.12.2020 to 8.10.2021.
  • Assistant Minister for Electoral Matters from 22.12.2020 to 8.10.2021.
  • Minister for the Public Service from 8.10.2021 to 23.5.2022.
  • Special Minister of State from 8.10.2021 to 23.5.2022.
  • Minister Assisting the Prime Minister and Cabinet from 8.10.2021 to 23.5.2022.
Committee service
  • House of Representatives Select: Intergenerational Welfare Dependence served from 28.6.2018 to 2.4.2019
  • House of Representatives Standing: Appropriations and Administration served from 14.9.2016 to 11.4.2019; Petitions served from 14.9.2016 to 11.4.2019; Social Policy and Legal Affairs served from 14.9.2016 to 9.2.2017
  • Joint Standing: Electoral Matters served from 14.9.2016 to 1.7.2019; National Capital and External Territories served as Chair from 9.2.2017 to 1.7.2019
Parliamentary party positions
  • Liberal Party of Australia. Served: 02.07.2016 to 21.05.2022
Party positions
  • Member of the Liberal Party Applecross Branch (WA).
  • Member of the Liberal Party Wyong and District Branch (NSW).
  • Director of the Liberal Party State Branch (WA) from 2008 to 2015.
  • Born: 29.6.1981, Gosford, Australia
  • Gender: Male
  • Marital Status: Married
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • BA (Australian National University).
  • School Bus Driver for Deans Buslines, Queanbeyan (NSW), 2001.
  • Bus/Coach Driver for Coastal Liner Coaches from 2002 to 2003.
  • Adviser to the Federal Government from 2004 to 2007.
  • School Bus Driver for Deans Buslines Queanbeyan (NSW), 2007.
  • Director of the Liberal Party (WA) from 2008 to 2015.
  • Senior Manager at BGC from 2015 to 2016.
  • Name: Tangney
  • Location: Tangney is bordered by the Swan and Canning Rivers to the north and east. It contains most of the City of Melville, a part of the City of Canning and a small portion of the City of Cockburn. The suburbs include Alfred Cove, Applecross, Ardross, Attadale, Bateman, Bicton, Booragoon, Brentwood, Bull Creek, Ferndale, Kardinya (part), Leeming (part), Lynwood, Melville, Mount Pleasant, Murdoch, Myaree, Parkwood, Riverton, Rossmoyne, Shelley, Willagee, Willetton and Winthrop.
  • Area: 83 Sq km
  • Electors enrolled: 94,365 (at 10.6.2019)
  • Industries: Industries include light industrial, retail, commercial, medical, education and recreation.

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