Biography

Amanda is married to Adam, and is a mother of three young girls. She comes to the Senate after a career in the legal profession. Amanda studied law at Sydney University, and commenced her career at Minter Ellison. She was associate to then Justice Ian Callinan AC QC on the High Court of Australia, and Justice Philip McMurdo, who was then on the Supreme Court of Queensland’s commercial list. After some time prosecuting for the Commonwealth in Brisbane and Townsville, Amanda joined the private bar. As a member of Level Twenty Seven Chambers, she practiced in commercial law, administrative law and corporate crime. Amanda has served as Vice-President of the Women Lawyers Association of Queensland.

Amanda joined the Liberal Party at the age of 19. She has spent over a decade growing in the party and giving voice to her convictions. She is motivated by the desire to see Australia return to a country of opportunity based on centre-right values.

As a Brisbane based member of the Liberal National Party, Amanda sits in the Liberal Party room in Canberra. Amanda is on the Economics, Finance and Public Administration, Public Works, Future Work and Regulations and Ordinances Senate Committees, as well as the Joint Standing Committee on the recognition of Indigenous people in the Australian Constitution and the Select Committee on Charity Fundraising.

From Amanda

Around 5 million Australians, including pensioners, will start receiving the second $750 support payment from today. Read more: https://lbr.al/u3dy

Jul 13

In a major boost for primary health care, the Australian Government is further strengthening telehealth arrangements, as recommended by the AMA and other medical experts.

Jul 13

“We can’t afford to be complacent. It’s important to maintain the discipline of social distancing behind closed doors, not just out in public." Scott Morrison.

Jul 13

Around 5 million Australians will start receiving our second $750 support payment from today, including pensioners. And millions of Australians are set to benefit again from the important tax cuts we legislated last year, getting up to $1,080 back in their tax returns. It’s all part of our record financial support to help get Australians through these difficult times. Over the weekend, I also agreed to providing more Australian Defence Force support to the Victorian Government to help deal with the COVID outbreak in Melbourne. We’ll continue to provide whatever support is needed to make sure we all get through this together. A wide ranging discussion with Ray Hadley this morning on 2GB - listen to the full interview at: http://aus.pm/syk4

Jul 13