The Hon.

Michael Keenan MP


Federal Member for Stirling

 

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Biography

Mr Michael Keenan MP, Member for Stirling (WA)

Minister for Justice

Parliamentary Service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Stirling, Western Australia, 2004
Shadow Assistant Treasurer, 06/12/07 – 22/09/08
Shadow Minister for Superannuation and Corporate Governance, 06/12/07 – 22/09/08
Shadow Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, 22/09/08 – 08/12/09
Shadow Minister for Justice, Customs and Border Protection, 08/12/09 – 18/09/13
Minister for Justice, 18/09/13 - current

Committee Service

House of Representatives Standing:

Communications, Information Technology and the Arts from 1/12/04 - 17/10/07
Economics, Finance and Public Administration from 9/2/06 - 17/10/07
Economics from 11/3/08 - 25/9/08
Employment and Workplace Relations from 10/11/08 - 19/7/10
Legal and Constitutional Affairs from 3/2/10 - 19/7/10

Joint Statutory:

Corporations and Financial Services from 11/3/08 - 10/11/08
Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity from 3/2/10 - 19/7/10
Australian Crime Commission from 3/2/10 - 25/11/10
Law Enforcement from 25/11/10

Joint Standing:

Migration from 1/12/04 - 17/10/07
Treaties from 11/8/05 - 17/10/07
National Capital and External Territories from 26/5/10 - 19/7/10

Joint Select:

Christmas Island Tragedy from 22/3/11 - 29/6/11
Australia's Immigration Detention Network from 21/6/11

Government Backbench Committees:

Treasury, Finance and Public Administration; and Attorney General Justice and Customs.

 

Party Positions

Deputy Director, Liberal Party (WA) 2000-01.
President, Liberal Party Mount Lawley Branch 2003-04.

Personal

Born 19.3.1972, Perth, WA.
Married to Georgina Keenan

Qualifications

Bachelor of Arts (History and Politics) – Murdoch University and Charles University, Prague
Bachelor of Arts (Honours, Political Science) – Australian National University
Master of Philosophy (International Relations) – Cambridge University

Employment

1986 – 1987 Mikes Milk Run, Milk Delivery Person
1987 – 1988 Hungry Jacks, General Duties
1988 – 1990 Hoyts Corporation, General Duties
1990 – 1992 Barman and Waiter, Several Employers in London and Edinburgh
1993 – John Franklyn Real Estate, Salesman
1993 – 1994 Queens Tavern, Barman and General Duties
1996 – 1998 Ministerial Adviser, ACT Deputy Chief Minister
1998 – 1999 Various Positions, Judge Institute of Management, Cambridge University and the Daily Telegraph, London
2000 – 2001 Deputy Director, Liberal Party of Western Australia
2001 – 2003 Ministerial Adviser, Minister for Family and Community Services
2003 – 2004 Property Consultant, Irving and Keenan Real Estate

Memberships

No. 1 Ticket Holder, Balcatta Soccer Club
Honorary Patron, Scarboro Surf Life Saving Club
Patron, Tuart Hill Cricket Club
Vice Patron, Trigg Island Surf Life Saving Club Inc
Vice Patron, Surf Life Saving Western Australia Inc 
Member, Stirling Business Association
Member, Stirling Coastcare
Member, Western Australian Sustainable Energy Association
Founding Member, Lions Club, North Beach Branch
Vice Patron, Mount Lawley District Cricket Club Inc
Honorary Member, Gloucester Park Harness Racing
Vice Patron, Subiaco Football Club

Publications

Liberalism and the Australian Federation (chapter, ed. JR Nethercote), Annandale, NSW: Federation Press, 2001.
2005 Article, Time to Liberalise International Air Services, The Party Room, Issue 1, Winter 2005
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