Hon Kelly O'Dwyer MP

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Former Member

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

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. Retired at the expiration of term, 2019.
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 to 11.4.2019.
  • Minister for Revenue and Financial Services from 19.7.2016 to 28.8.2018.
  • Minister for Women from 20.12.2017 to 11.4.2019.
  • 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 to 11.4.2019.
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 of the Liberal Party Administrative Committee (Vic.), 2003.
  • Chairman of the Liberal Party Training Programs (Vic.), 2003.
  • Member of the Liberal Party Constitutional Committee (Vic.) from 2007 to 2009.
Personal
  • Born 31.3.1977, Box Hill, Australia
  • Married
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • BA (University of Melbourne)
  • LLB(Hons) (University of Melbourne)
  • 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
  • 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: 104,678 (at 2.7.2016)
  • Industries: mainly residential, with retail and commercial interests in a number of suburbs.