Speeches First speech Browse all speeches (Hansard) Biography Parliamentary service Elected to the House of Representatives for Stirling, Western Australia, 2004. Re-elected 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016. Retired prior to general elections 2019. 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 to 29.5.2019.Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Digital Transformation from 20.12.2017 to 28.8.2018.Minister for Digital Transformation from 28.8.2018 to 29.5.2019. Committee service House of Representatives Select: Address in Reply served from 16.11.2004 to 17.11.2004House of Representatives Standing: Communications, Information Technology and the Arts served from 1.12.2004 to 17.10.2007; Economics, Finance and Public Administration served from 9.2.2006 to 17.10.2007; Economics served from 11.3.2008 to 25.9.2008; Employment and Workplace Relations served from 10.11.2008 to 19.7.2010; Legal and Constitutional Affairs served from 3.2.2010 to 19.7.2010Joint Select: Christmas Island Tragedy served from 22.3.2011 to 23.3.2011; Christmas Island Tragedy served as Deputy Chair from 24.3.2011 to 29.6.2011; Australia's Immigration Detention Network served from 21.6.2011 to 30.3.2012Joint Standing: Migration served from 1.12.2004 to 17.10.2007; Treaties served from 11.8.2005 to 17.10.2007; National Capital and External Territories served from 26.5.2010 to 15.6.2010; National Capital and External Territories served as Deputy Chair from 16.6.2010 to 19.7.2010Joint Statutory: Corporations and Financial Services served from 11.3.2008 to 10.11.2008; Australian Crime Commission served from 3.2.2010 to 25.11.2010; Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity served from 3.2.2010 to 19.7.2010; Law Enforcement served from 25.11.2010 to 5.8.2013 Parliamentary party positions Member of the Coalition Backbench Committee on Treasury, Finance and Public Administration.Member of the Coalition Backbench Committee on Attorney-General, Justice and Customs.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 and Customs from 8.12.2009 to 18.9.2013.Shadow Minister for Border Protection from 14.9.2010 to 18.9.2013. Party positions Deputy Director of the Liberal Party State Branch (WA) from 2000 to 2001.President of the Liberal Party Mount Lawley Branch from 2003 to 2004. Personal Born: 19.3.1972, Perth, AustraliaGender: Male Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament BA (Murdoch University and Charles University, Prague).BA(Hons) (Australian National University).MPhil (University of Cambridge).Milk delivery, waiter, bar attendant and salesman from 1986 to 1994.Real estate salesman from 1993 to 1996.Ministerial adviser to the Deputy Chief Minister (ACT) from 1996 to 1998.Various positions at the Judge Institute of Management, Cambridge University and the London Daily Telegraph from 1998 to 1999.Deputy Director of the Liberal Party (WA) from 2000 to 2001.Adviser to the Minister for Family and Community Services, Senator the Hon. A Vanstone from 2001 to 2003.Property consultant at Irving and Keenan Real Estate from 2003 to 2004. Electorate Name: StirlingLocation: 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 kmElectors enrolled: 98,571 (at 2.7.2016)Industries: light industrial, retail, commercial, medical, fishing, tourism and recreation. Includes: Publications Liberalism and the Australian Federation (chapter, ed. JR Nethercote), Federation Press, Annandale, NSW: 2001.