Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash

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Senator for Western Australia

Positions
Minister for Small and Family Business, Skills and Vocational Education
Party
Liberal Party of Australia
Chamber
Senate

Seating Plan

Seating map

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

44 Outram Street
West Perth, WA, 6005

Postal address

PO Box 1966
West Perth, WA, 6872

Telephone:
(08) 9226 2000
Fax:
(08) 9226 2211

Parliament Office

PO Box 6100
Senate
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 7610
Fax:

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the Senate for Western Australia 2007. (term ended 30.06.2014). Re-elected 2013 (term began 01.07.2014). 2016.
Parliamentary positions
  • Temporary Chair of Committees from 2.2.10 to 28.9.10
Ministerial appointments
  • Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection from 18.9.2013 to 21.9.2015
  • Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women from 18.9.2013 to 21.9.2015
  • Minister for Employment from 21.9.2015 to 20.12.2017
  • Minister for Women from 21.9.2015 to 20.12.2017
  • Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service from 21.9.2015 to 20.12.2017
  • Cabinet Minister from 21.09.2015
  • Minister for Jobs and Innovation from 20.12.2017 to 28.8.2018
  • Minister for Small and Family Business, Skills and Vocational Education from 28.8.2018
Committee service
  • Senate Standing: Regulations and Ordinances from 02.02.2010 to 07.02.2013.
  • Senate Select: Men's Health from 03.02.2009 to 12.05.2009; Climate Policy from 17.03.2009 to 15.06.2009.
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Education, Employment and Workplace Relations from 01.07.2008 to 14.05.2009; Education, Employment and Workplace Relations: Legislation from 14.05.2009 to 23.08.2011 (Deputy Chair from 02.02.2010 to 23.08.2011); Education, Employment and Workplace Relations: References from 14.05.2009 to 23.08.2011 (Chair from 02.02.2010 to 23.08.2011).
  • Joint Statutory: Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity from 16.03.2012 to 05.08.2013.
  • Joint Standing: Treaties from 01.07.2008 to 07.07.2011; Migration from 01.07.2011 to 05.08.2013.
  • Joint Select: Christmas Island Tragedy from 03.03.2011 to 29.06.2011; Australia's Immigration Detention Network from 22.06.2011 to 30.03.2012.
Parliamentary party positions
  • Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Immigration from 14.9.10 to 18.9.13
  • Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for the Status of Women from 14.9.10 to 18.9.13
  • Deputy Manager of Opposition Business in the Senate from 19.9.12 to 5.8.13
Party positions
  • Member, Liberal Party (WA) from 1988
  • Member, Curtin University Liberal Executive 1988-90
  • Member, Young Liberal Movement (WA) Executive from 1990 (State Council Delegate, Policy Vice-President and Secretary)
  • State Councillor, Liberal Party (WA) 2000-07
  • Vice-President, Liberal Party (WA) Moore Division 2000-01
  • Secretary, Liberal Party (WA) Moore Division 2002-04
  • President, Liberal Party (WA) Whitfords Branch 2003-08
  • President, Liberal Party (WA) Moore Division 2004-07
  • Member, Liberal Party (WA) State Executive 2004-07
Personal
  • Born 19.07.1970, Subiaco, Australia.
  • Married
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • LL.B(Hons) (London)
  • B.A (Curtin University of Technology)
  • Grad.Dip.Legal.Prac (University of Western Australia)
  • Solicitor (Senior Associate), Freehills 1999-2008