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

• My workplace has more than 100 people, can I still go to work? • Should I be taking my kids out of childcare or school? • What about sports and activities? Our coronavirus frequently asked questions can be found right here - https://www.health.gov.au/resources/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-frequently-asked-questions

Mar 25

The Australian border has now closed for non-citizens and non-residents. Only Australian citizens, residents, and their family will be allowed to travel here.

Mar 20

All Australians have a role to play to defeat coronavirus and we do that by slowing down its spread. Every, single Australian needs to do their part - practice social distancing - that’s staying 1.5m away from each other - good hand hygiene, and if you feel even slightly sick or have the sniffles, please stay home and isolate yourself from other people. By sticking together and supporting each other, we will get through this, we will protect and save lives, and we will bounce back stronger on the other side.

Mar 20

#LIVE: Update on coronavirus response following today's National Cabinet meeting.

Mar 20