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.

Since becoming Prime Minister I have travelled to drought-affected communities, talking to farmers and engaging with communities. Our farmers and graziers are the best in the world. They are doing it tough, and we are on their side. That's why we passed the Future Drought Fund through the House last night, which will provide $5 billion in permanent funding support for drought resilience projects all around Australia.

Jul 23

Amazing to meet Scarlett and Anna with Katie Allen MP this morning to announce our Government will expand the PBS listing of the medicine Kalydeco for infants, helping children living with Cystic Fibrosis. It will save families up to $300,000 a year, taking it down to as little as $6.50 a script. Improving the lives of children like Scarlett and Anna are the inspiring reason we do our jobs as parliamentarians.

Jul 21

Our farmers are the best in the world despite years of drought and hardship. That’s why today at the Daily Telegraph’s Bush Summit in Dubbo, I announced that our Government is committed to take our agricultural sector to a $100 billion industry by 2030.

Jul 19

The Morrison Government is focused on delivering on our plan to create 1.25 million more jobs over the next five years.

Jul 18