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Former Senator the Hon Mathias Cormann

Former Senator the Hon Mathias Cormann

Former Senator

Party
Liberal Party of Australia
Chamber
Senate

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 the Hon. I Campbell (resigned). Elected to the Senate for Western Australia 2010. Re-elected 2016. Resigned 6.11.2020.
Parliamentary appointments
  • President of the Parliamentary Retiring Allowances Trust from 18.9.2013 to 30.10.2020.
Ministerial appointments
  • Minister for Finance from 18.9.2013 to 23.8.2018.
  • Cabinet Minister from 18.9.2013 to 30.10.2020.
  • Special Minister of State from 29.12.2015 to 19.7.2016.
  • Special Minister of State from 13.11.2017 to 28.8.2018.
  • Vice-President of the Executive Council from 20.12.2017 to 30.10.2020.
  • Minister for Finance and the Public Service from 28.8.2018 to 29.5.2019.
  • Minister for Finance from 29.5.2019 to 30.10.2020.
Acting Ministries
  • Acting Assistant Treasurer from 18.3.2014 to 23.12.2014.
  • Acting Special Minister of State from 29.12.2015 to 18.2.2016.
  • Acting Special Minister of State from 31.7.2017 to 1.10.2017.
  • Acting Special Minister of State from 13.11.2017 to 20.12.2017.
  • Acting Prime Minister from 21.2.2018 to 26.2.2018.
Committee service
  • Joint Select: Australia's Clean Energy Future Legislation served from 14.9.2011 to 7.10.2011
  • Joint Standing: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade served from 14.2.2008 to 23.9.2008; Treaties served from 14.2.2008 to 11.3.2008
  • Joint Statutory: Broadcasting of Parliamentary Proceedings served from 11.3.2008 to 25.9.2008; Corporations and Financial Services served from 25.10.2010 to 5.8.2013
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Finance and Public Administration served from 20.6.2007 to 10.9.2007; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade served from 16.8.2007 to 16.10.2008; Economics served as Substitute member from 26.6.2008 to 27.8.2008; Education, Employment and Workplace Relations: References served from 2.2.2010 to 24.11.2010
  • Senate Select: Fuel and Energy served as Chair from 26.6.2008 to 30.8.2010; Scrutiny of New Taxes served as Chair from 30.9.2010 to 1.11.2011; Electricity Prices served from 10.9.2012 to 1.11.2012
  • Senate Standing: Scrutiny of Delegated Legislation served from 13.2.2008 to 27.9.2010
Parliamentary party positions
  • 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 to 30.10.2020.
  • Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Health Administration from 22.9.2008 to 8.12.2009.
  • Shadow Minister for Employment Participation, Apprenticeships and Training from 8.12.2009 to 14.9.2010.
  • Shadow Assistant Treasurer from 14.9.2010 to 18.9.2013.
  • Shadow Minister for Financial Services and Superannuation from 14.9.2010 to 18.9.2013.
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 de Namur University).
  • LLL (Catholic University of Leuven).
  • Chief of Staff to the Minister for Family and Children's Services (WA) from 1997 to 2000.
  • Senior Adviser to the Premier (WA), the Hon. R Court, MLA from 2000 to 2001.
  • Adviser to the Minister for Justice and Customs, the Hon. C Ellison from 2001 to 2003.
  • Health services manager at HBF Health Insurance from 2003 to 2004.
  • General manager at Healthguard from 2004 to 2006.
  • Acting general manager at HBF Health Insurance from 2006 to 2007.

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