Biography

Claire Chandler holds the second position on the Tasmanian Liberals’ Senate ticket. She is running for the Senate because she is a passionate Tasmanian who wants to see the best opportunities for her state to secure our future. At 28 years of age, she hopes to reach out to the next generation of voters at this upcoming federal election.

Claire has lived and worked in Tasmania all her life. She grew up in the Huon Valley, went to school at Huonville Primary and St Michael’s Collegiate School in Hobart. She has an Arts/Law degree from the University of Hobart. She works as a Manager of the Hobart practice of Deloitte Australia.

As a proud Tasmanian, Claire wants our state to continue to grow economically so that our community can reap the benefits - be that through higher employment, lower cost of living, or more opportunities for young people to remain in our state rather than move to the mainland. Claire believes the key drivers to achieve this are ensuring Tasmanians have the best possible access to education and training, maintaining infrastructure investment so our regional areas are not left behind, and looking for ways to make it easier for local businesses to get ahead.

Claire is the former Federal President of the Young Liberals. In 2017, she led a Liberal Party review into female engagement.

Claire currently lives in Blackmans Bay with her husband, Chris Edwards.

"We’re providing $314 billion in economic support and are committed to keeping people in jobs and businesses in business." - Josh Frydenberg

Aug 14

#LIVE: Press conference from Parliament House, Canberra

Aug 14

A further 1 million tests for #COVID19 have been done in Australia in the past two weeks, bringing our total tests since this global pandemic began to more than 5 million. Our testing rates continue to be one of the highest in the world and one of the lowest positive return rates, at just 0.4 per cent. The key to staying on top of any outbreaks is testing, tracing and isolating. So if you’re sick and have any symptoms, stay home and get tested. We all must remain disciplined when it comes to being out and about. Practice good hygiene, keep physical distance, and have the COVIDSafe app on your phone. A lot of people are doing it really tough right now so please check in on your friends, family and neighbours and continue to look after each other. Together we will get through this.

Aug 13

The Morrison Government is expanding eligibility for JobKeeper. This will help keep Australians in jobs. Read more: http://lbr.al/1qx8

Aug 13