Senator Jim Molan AO


Senator for New South Wales

Liberal Party of Australia

Seating Plan

Seating map

Parliament Office

PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600


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 to 30.6.2019.
  • Senate Select: Political Influence of Donations from 5.2.2018 to 6.6.2018; Stillbirth Research and Education from 28.3.2018 to 4.12.2018 (Deputy Chair from 6.4.2018 to 4.12.2018).
  • 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 to 30.6.2019 (Chair from 10.10.2018 to 22.10.2018); Education and Employment: References from 5.2.2018 to 30.6.2019; Legal and Constitutional Affairs: References from 5.2.2018 to 30.6.2019.
  • Joint Statutory: Intelligence and Security from 12.9.2018 to 30.6.2019.
  • Joint Standing: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 5.2.2018 to 30.6.2019; Migration from 5.2.2018 to 30.6.2019.
  • Born 11.4.1950, East Melbourne, Australia
  • Married
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • Graduate.
  • BA (University of NSW).
  • BEc (University of Queensland).
  • 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.