Speeches First speech Browse all speeches (Hansard) Biography Parliamentary service Elected to the House of Representatives for Cowan, Western Australia, 2007. Re-elected 2010 and 2013. Defeated at general elections 2016. Committee service Joint Statutory: Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity from 25.10.2010 to 5.8.2013. Joint Standing: Treaties from 11.3.2008 to 19.7.2010; National Capital and External Territories from 25.10.2010 to 9.5.2016 (Chair from 12.12.2013 to 9.5.2016); Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 4.12.2013 to 22.9.2014. House of Representatives Standing: Petitions from 11.3.2008 to 30.11.2009; Family, Community, Housing and Youth from 30.11.2009 to 19.7.2010. Party positions Member of the Liberal Party Cowan Division from 2003. Personal Born 8.6.1964, Sydney, Australia Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament BA (University of New South Wales).GradCertSecurityMgt (Edith Cowan University).Federal policeman from 1986 to 1987.Army officer from 1988 to 2002.Security consultant from 2003 to 2004.Ministerial adviser from 2005 to 2006.Security consultant, 2007. Military Service Cadet, Royal Military College 1988-89.Officer, Royal Australian Corps of Military Police 1989-2002. Electorate Name: CowanLocation: north of Perth; it includes the City of Joondalup, the City of Wanneroo and the City of Swan. It includes the suburbs of Alexander Heights, Ashby, Ballajura, Beechboro, Bennett Springs, Cullacabardee, Darch, Girrawheen, Gnangara, Greenwood, Hocking, Jandabup, Kiara, Kingsley (part), Koondoola, Landsdale, Lockridge, Madeley, Malaga, Marangaroo, Pearsall, Sinagra, Tapping, Wangara, Wanneroo, Warwick and Whiteman.Area: 180 Sq kmElectors enrolled: 96,213 (at 2.7.2016)Industries: retail and service industries, with some light industry, manufacturing and market gardens. Includes: Cowan includes the Western Australian Legislative Assembly electorate of Kingsley, and parts of Butler, Girrawheen, Mirrabooka, Wanneroo and West Swan.