Former Senator Jim Molan AO, DSC


Former Senator

Liberal Party of Australia


Parliamentary service
  • Declared elected 22.12.2017 as a Senator for New South Wales by the High Court of Australia, vice F Nash (disqualified under section 44 of the Constitution). Defeated at general elections 2019.
Committee service
  • Senate Standing: Senators' Interests from 5.2.2018.
  • Senate Select: Political Influence of Donations from 5.2.2018; Stillbirth Research and Education from 28.3.2018 (Deputy Chair from 6.4.2018).
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Education and Employment: Legislation from 5.2.2018 to 3.4.2019; Legal and Constitutional Affairs: Legislation from 5.2.2018 (Chair from 10.10.2018 to 22.10.2018); Education and Employment: References from 5.2.2018; Legal and Constitutional Affairs: References from 5.2.2018.
  • Joint Statutory: Intelligence and Security from 12.9.2018.
  • Joint Standing: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 5.2.2018; Migration from 5.2.2018.
  • Born 11.4.1950, East Melbourne, Australia
  • Married
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • BA (University of NSW)
  • BEc (University of Queensland)
  • Graduate
  • Defence and Security Commentator
  • Consultant on Defence issues
  • Director, National Aerial Firefighting Centre
  • Co-author, Operation Sovereign Borders, 2013
  • Prime Minister's Special Envoy, Operation Sovereign Borders from 2013 to 2014
  • Special Adviser to the Defence Minister, 2014
Military Service
  • Major-General
  • Defence Materiel Advocate
  • Adviser, Vice Chief of the Defence Force on Joint Warfighting
  • Commander, Australian Defence Colleges
  • Officer, Australian Army
  • Chief of Operations, Coalition Forces, Iraq
  • Member of the Order of Australia
  • Officer of the Order of Australia
  • Running the War in Iraq HarperCollins Sydney 2008