Senator the Hon Mathias Cormann

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Senator for Western Australia

Positions
Leader of the Government in the Senate
Minister for Finance
Vice-President of the Executive Council
Party
Liberal Party of Australia
Chamber
Senate

Seating Plan

Seating map

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

Level 38, Exchange Plaza
2 The Esplanade
Perth, WA, 6000

Postal address

GPO Box B58
Perth, WA, 6838

Telephone:
(08) 9325 4227
Fax:
(08) 9325 6857
Toll Free:
1300 301 728

Parliament Office

PO Box 6100
Senate
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 7400
Fax:
(02) 6273 4110

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Chosen by the Parliament of Western Australia on 19.6.2007 under section 15 of the Constitution to represent that State in the Senate, vice Hon. I Campbell (resigned). Elected to the Senate for Western Australia 2010. Re-elected 2016.
Ministerial appointments
  • Minister for Finance from 18.9.2013 to 23.8.2018.
  • Cabinet Minister from 18.9.2013.
  • Special Minister of State from 18.2.2016 to 19.7.2016.
  • Special Minister of State from 20.12.2017 to 28.8.2018.
  • Vice-President of the Executive Council from 20.12.2017.
  • Acting Prime Minister from 21.2.2018 to 26.2.2018.
  • Minister for Finance and the Public Service from 28.8.2018 to 29.5.2019.
  • Minister for Finance from 29.5.2019.
Committee service
  • Senate Standing: Regulations and Ordinances from 13.2.2008 to 27.11.2010.
  • Senate Select: Fuel and Energy from 26.6.2008 to 30.8.2010; Scrutiny of New Taxes from 30.9.2010 to 1.11.2011; Electricity Prices from 10.9.2012 to 3.10.2012; Electricity Prices from 4.10.2012 to 1.11.2012.
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Finance and Public Administration from 20.6.2007 to 10.9.2007; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 17.8.2007 to 16.10.2008; Education, Employment and Workplace Relations: References from 2.2.2010 to 24.11.2010.
  • Joint Statutory: Broadcasting of Parliamentary Proceedings from 11.3.2008 to 25.9.2008; Corporations and Financial Services from 25.10.2010 to 5.8.2013.
  • Joint Standing: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 14.2.2008 to 23.9.2008; Treaties from 14.2.2008 to 11.3.2008.
Parliamentary party positions
  • Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Health Administration from 22.9.2008 to 8.12.2009.
  • Member of the Opposition Shadow Ministry from 8.12.2009 to 18.9.2013.
  • Shadow Minister for Employment Participation, Apprenticeships and Training from 8.12.2009 to 14.9.2010.
  • Shadow Assistant Treasurer and Shadow Minister for Financial Services and Superannuation from 14.9.2010 to 18.9.2013.
  • Deputy Leader of Government in the Senate from 21.9.2015 to 20.12.2017.
  • Leader of the Government in the Senate from 20.12.2017 to 23.8.2018.
  • Leader of the Government in the Senate from 28.8.2018.
Party positions
  • Senior Vice-President of the Liberal Party Perth Division from 2000 to 2003.
  • Councillor of the Liberal Party State Branch (WA) from 2000.
  • Vice-President of the Liberal Party State Branch (WA) from 2003 to 2004.
  • Senior Vice-President of the Liberal Party State Branch (WA) from 2004 to 2008.
Personal
  • Born 20.9.1970, Eupen, Belgium
  • Married
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • LLC (Notre Dame University, Namur)
  • LLL (Catholic University of Leuven)
  • Chief of Staff, Minister for Family and Children's Services (WA) 1997-2000
  • Senior Adviser to the State Premier (WA), the Hon. RF Court, MLA 2000-01
  • Adviser to the Minister for Justice and Customs, the Hon. CM Ellison 2001-03
  • Health services manager, HBF Health Insurance 2003-04
  • General manager, Healthguard 2004-06
  • Acting general manager, HBF Health Insurance 2006-07