Hon Kelly O'Dwyer MP

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Member for Higgins, Victoria

Positions
Minister for Women
Minister for Jobs and Industrial Relations
Party
Liberal Party of Australia
Chamber
House of Representatives

Seating Plan

Seating map

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

Suite 1
1343 Malvern Road
Malvern, VIC, 3144

Postal address

Suite 1, 1343 Malvern Road
Malvern, VIC, 3144

Telephone:
(03) 9822 4422
Fax:
(03) 9822 0319

Parliament Office

PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 7320
Fax:
(02) N/A

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Higgins, Victoria at by-election 2009, vice Hon. P Costello (resigned). Re-elected 2010, 2013 and 2016.
Ministerial appointments
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer from 23.12.2014 to 21.9.2015.
  • Minister for Small Business from 21.9.2015 to 19.7.2016.
  • Assistant Treasurer from 21.9.2015 to 19.7.2016.
  • Cabinet Minister from 21.9.2015.
  • Minister for Revenue and Financial Services from 19.7.2016 to 28.8.2018.
  • Minister for Women from 20.12.2017.
  • Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service from 20.12.2017 to 28.8.2018.
  • Minister for Jobs and Industrial Relations from 28.8.2018.
Committee service
  • Joint Select: Parliamentary Budget Office from 23.11.2010 to 23.3.2011.
  • House of Representatives Standing: Employment and Workplace Relations from 10.2.2010 to 19.7.2010; Legal and Constitutional Affairs from 10.2.2010 to 19.7.2010; Economics from 25.10.2010 to 12.2.2015 (Chair from 3.3.2014 to 12.2.2015).
Party positions
  • Member, Administrative Committee, Liberal Party (Vic.) 2003
  • Chairman, Liberal Party Training Programs (Vic.) 2003
  • Member, Liberal Party Constitutional Committee (Vic.) 2007-09
Personal
  • Born 31.3.1977, Box Hill, Australia.
  • Married
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • B.A(Melb)
  • LL.B (Hons)(Melb)
  • Lawyer, Freehills 2001-04
  • Adviser to the Federal Treasurer, the Hon. PH Costello, MP 2004-05
  • Senior Adviser to the Federal Treasurer, the Hon. PH Costello, MP 2005-07
  • Executive, National Australia Bank 2007-09
Electorate
  • Description: Inner Metropolitan
  • Location: south-eastern Melbourne; it includes the suburbs of Armadale, Ashburton, Kooyong, Malvern, Malvern East, Prahran and Toorak, and parts of Carnegie, Glen Iris, Hughesdale, Murrumbeena, South Yarra and Windsor.
  • Area: 40 Sq km
  • Electors enrolled: 104678 (at 2.7.2016)
  • Industries: mainly residential, with retail and commercial interests in a number of suburbs.