Hon Michael Keenan MP

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Member for Stirling, Western Australia

Positions
Minister for Human Services and Digital Transformation
Party
Liberal Party of Australia
Chamber
House of Representatives

Seating Plan

Seating map

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

Tenancy 3, Level 1
31 Cedric Street
Stirling, WA, 6021

Postal address

PO Box 989
Innaloo, WA, 6918

Telephone:
(08) 9344 2373
Fax:
N/A

Parliament Office

PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 7200
Fax:
(02) 6273 7098

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Stirling, Western Australia, 2004. Re-elected 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016.
Ministerial appointments
  • Minister for Justice from 18.9.2013 to 20.12.2017.
  • Minister Assisting the Prime Minister on Counter Terrorism from 28.5.2015 to 20.12.2017.
  • Cabinet Minister from 20.12.2017 to 28.8.2018.
  • Minister for Human Services from 20.12.2017.
  • Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Digital Transformation from 20.12.2017 to 28.8.2018.
  • Minister for Digital Transformation from 28.8.2018.
Committee service
  • Joint Statutory: Corporations and Financial Services from 11.3.2008 to 10.11.2008; Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity from 3.2.2010 to 19.7.2010; Australian Crime Commission from 3.2.2010 to 25.11.2010; Law Enforcement from 25.11.2010 to 5.8.2013.
  • Joint Standing: Migration from 1.12.2004 to 17.10.2007; Treaties from 11.8.2005 to 17.10.2007; National Capital and External Territories from 26.5.2010 to 19.7.2010.
  • Joint Select: Christmas Island Tragedy from 22.3.2011 to 29.6.2011; Australia's Immigration Detention Network from 21.6.2011 to 30.3.2012.
  • House of Representatives Standing: Communications, Information Technology and the Arts from 1.12.2004 to 17.10.2007; Economics, Finance and Public Administration from 9.2.2006 to 17.10.2007; Economics from 11.3.2008 to 25.9.2008; Employment and Workplace Relations from 10.11.2008 to 19.7.2010; Legal and Constitutional Affairs from 3.2.2010 to 19.7.2010.
Parliamentary party positions
  • Member of the Opposition Shadow Ministry from 6.12.2007 to 18.9.2013.
  • Shadow Assistant Treasurer from 6.12.2007 to 22.9.2008.
  • Shadow Minister for Superannuation and Corporate Governance from 6.12.2007 to 22.9.2008.
  • Shadow Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations from 22.9.2008 to 8.12.2009.
  • Shadow Minister for Justice, Customs and Border Protection from 8.12.2009 to 18.9.2013.
Party positions
  • Member, Government Backbench Committees on Treasury, Finance and Public Administration
  • Member, Government Backbench Committees on Attorney-General, Justice and Customs
  • Deputy Director, Liberal Party (WA) 2000-01
  • President, Liberal Party Mount Lawley Branch 2003-04
Personal
  • Born 19.3.1972, Perth, Australia.
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • B.A (Murdoch and Charles University, Prague)
  • B.A(Hons) (ANU)
  • M.Phil (Cantab)
  • Milk delivery, waiter, bar attendant and salesman 1986-94
  • Real estate salesman 1993-96
  • Ministerial adviser to the ACT Deputy Chief Minister 1996-98
  • Various positions, Judge Institute of Management, Cambridge University and the London Daily Telegraph 1998-99
  • Deputy Director, Liberal Party (WA) 2000-01
  • Ministerial adviser to the Minister for Family and Community Services, Senator the Hon. AE Vanstone 2001-03
  • Property consultant, Irving and Keenan Real Estate 2003-04
Electorate
  • Description: Inner Metropolitan
  • Location: northern Perth; it includes the suburbs of Balcatta, Balga, Carine, Dianella (part), Gwelup, Hamersley, Joondanna, Karrinyup (part), Mirrabooka, Morley (part), Nollamara, North Beach, Osborne park (part), Scarborough (part), Stirling, Trigg, Tuart Hill, Watermans Bay, Westminster and Yokine.
  • Area: 74 Sq km
  • Electors enrolled: 98571 (at 2.7.2016)
  • Industries: light industrial, retail, commercial, medical, fishing, tourism and recreation.
Publications
  • Liberalism and the Australian Federation (chapter, ed. JR Nethercote), Federation Press, Annandale, NSW: 1.1.2001