Senator the Hon Zed Seselja

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Senator for Australian Capital Territory

Positions
Assistant Minister for Finance, Charities and Electoral Matters
Party
Liberal Party of Australia
Chamber
Senate

Seating Plan

Seating map

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

Shop 1
25 Ernest Cavanagh Street
Gungahlin, ACT, 2912

Postal address

PO Box 705
Gungahlin, ACT, 2912

Telephone:
(02) 6247 6444
Fax:
(02) 6257 4140

Parliament Office

PO Box 6100
Senate
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 3187
Fax:
(02) 6277 5712

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Territory: Member, Opposition Shadow Ministry from 2004 to 2013.
  • Federal: Elected to the Senate for the Australian Capital Territory 2013. Re-elected 2016 and 2019.
Parliamentary appointments
  • Member of the National Library of Australia Council from 11.12.2013.
Parliamentary positions
  • Temporary Chair of Committees from 7.7.14 to 9.5.16
Ministerial appointments
  • Assistant Minister for Social Services and Multicultural Affairs from 19.7.2016 to 20.12.2017.
  • Assistant Minister for Science, Jobs and Innovation from 20.12.2017 to 28.8.2018.
  • Assistant Minister for Treasury and Finance from 28.8.2018 to 29.5.2019.
  • Assistant Minister for Finance, Charities and Electoral Matters from 29.5.2019.
Committee service
  • Senate Standing: Library from 13.11.2013 to 9.5.2016; Regulations and Ordinances from 13.11.2013 to 9.5.2016.
  • Senate Select: National Broadband Network from 2.12.2013 to 1.7.2014; Health from 1.7.2014 to 9.5.2016.
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Community Affairs: Legislation from 13.11.2013 to 9.5.2016 (Chair from 7.7.2014 to 9.5.2016); Legal and Constitutional Affairs: Legislation from 13.11.2013 to 1.7.2014; Legal and Constitutional Affairs: References from 13.11.2013 to 1.7.2014; Community Affairs: References from 1.7.2014 to 9.5.2016.
  • Joint Standing: National Capital and External Territories from 2.12.2013 to 9.5.2016; National Disability Insurance Scheme from 2.12.2013 to 9.5.2016; Parliamentary Library from 2.12.2013 to 9.5.2016 (Chair from 3.12.2014 to 9.5.2016).
  • Joint Select: Australia Fund Establishment from 29.10.2014 to 25.6.2015.
Party positions
  • Convener of the Liberal Party Policy Committee (ACT) from 2003 to 2004.
Personal
  • Born 27.3.1977, Canberra, Australia
  • Married
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • BA (Australian National University)
  • LLB (Australian National University)
  • GradCertPubAdmin (University of Canberra)
  • GradDipLegPrac (Australian National University)
  • Woolworths supermarkets 1995-98
  • Cleaner, Mackillop College 1998
  • Legal Assistant (casual), Australian Fisheries Management Authority 1998-99
  • Policy Officer, Lawyer, Senior Lawyer, Commonwealth Dept of Transport and Regional Services 2000-04
  • Member, ACT Legislative Assembly 2004-13
Local government service
  • Member, Opposition Shadow Ministry from 2004 to 2013.
  • Shadow Minister for Infrastructure from 2004 to 2007.
  • Shadow Minister for Planning from 2004 to 2012.
  • Shadow Minister for Youth Affairs from 2004 to 2007.
  • Elected to the Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly, 2004. Resigned 11.6.2013 to contest election to the Senate for the Australian Capital Territory.
  • Shadow Minister for Corrections from 2006 to 2012.
  • Parliamentary Leader of the Canberra Liberals from 2007 to 2013.
  • Leader of the Opposition from December 2007 to June 2013.
  • Shadow Minister for Education and Training, 2008.
  • Shadow Minister for Indigenous Affairs, 2008.
  • Shadow Minister for Ageing from 2008 to 2012.
  • Shadow Minister for Environment and Climate Change from 2008 to 2012.
  • Shadow Minister for Housing Affordability from 2008 to 2012.
  • Shadow Minister for Human Rights from 2008 to 2012.
  • Shadow Minister for Transport Planning from 2008 to 2012.
  • Shadow Attorney-General from 2012 to 2013.
  • Shadow Minister for Cost of Living from 2012 to 2013.
  • Shadow Minister for Police, Emergency Services, Corrections and Industrial Relations to 2012 to 2013.
  • Shadow Minister for Utilities from 2012 to 2013.