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About Alex

Alex was elected at the 2007 election as the Federal Member for Mitchell, an electorate centred on the Hills Shire in Northwest Sydney.

In September 2015, Alex was appointed as the Assistant Minister to the Treasurer. Following the 2016 Federal Election Alex was appointed the Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection. Due to the establishment of the Home Affairs Portfolio in late 2017, Alex was appointed the Assistant Minister for Home Affairs. On 27 August 2018, Alex was officially sworn in as the Special Minister of State in the first Morrison Government. Following the 2019 Federal Election, Alex was appointed the Assistant Defence Minister and Minister for International Development and the Pacific.

Alex’s previous Parliamentary positions included service as Member, Speakers Panel and Committee roles as Chair of the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters and Chair of the House Standing Committee on the Environment.  

Alex was also a member of the House Standing Committee on Education and Employment and the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade.

The Mitchell electorate is changing rapidly, with many young families moving into expanding suburbs. Our community has so many innovative small and medium enterprises and their prosperity will be a core priority for the Morrison Government. Alex is also an advocate for reducing the size and scope of government and ongoing reduction of red and green tape for small and medium businesses.

Alex holds a Masters of Government and Public Affairs and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Sydney University. He has also served as an Army Reserve Officer. Alex has a deep interest in Australian history, is a strong supporter of the Parramatta Eels and the Western Sydney Wanderers.
Raised in Sydney’s North Western suburbs, Alex, his wife Amelia and their sons, Jack, Lachlan and Thomas, reside in Mitchell.

Alex Hawke's First Speech to Parliament


Parliamentary Service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Mitchell, New South Wales, 2007. Re-elected 2010, 2013, 2016 and 2019.

Parliamentary Positions

Member, Speaker's Panel from 04/03/2014 to 14/09/2015.

Ministerial Appointments

Assistant Minister to the Treasurer from 21/09/2015 to 19/07/2016
Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection from 19/07/2016 to 20/12/2017
Assistant Minister for Home Affairs from 20/12/2017 to 26/08/2018
Special Minister of State from 26/08/2018 to 29/05/2019
Minister for International Development and the Pacific from 29/05/2019
Assistant Minister for Defence from 29/05/2019

Committee Service

•    House of Representatives Standing: Petitions from 11/03/2008 to 19/07/2010; Education and Employment from 04/12/2013 to 09/09/2015; Environment from 04/12/2013 (Chair from 09/12/2013 to 09/09/2015) to 14/09/2015.
•    Joint Standing: Electoral Matters from 04/12/2013 to 14/07/2014 and from 07/09/2015; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 04/12/2013.
•    Joint Select: Cyber-Safety from 25/10/2010 to 24/06/2013.

Party positions

•    Member, Liberal Party from 1995.
•    Member, Liberal Party State Executive (NSW) 2002-2005; Member, Liberal Party Federal Executive 2005.
•    President, Young Liberals (NSW) 2002-2005; Federal President, Young Liberals 2005.
•    Member, Liberal Party Campaign Committee.
•    Delegate, Liberal Party State and Federal Councils.


•    Born 09/07/1977, Wollongong, NSW.
•    Married.

Qualifications and occupation before entering federal Parliament

•    BA (Syd)(Government/Philosophy).
•    Masters of Government and Public Affairs (Syd).
•    Retail manager 1998.
•    Adviser to the Minister for Revenue and Assistant Treasurer, the Hon. HL Coonan 2001-2003.
•    Adviser to the Hon. DJ Clarke, MLC 2003-2007.
•    Adviser to RC Williams, MLA 2007.

Military service

Officer, Australian Army Reserve, Royal Australian Armoured Corps; Lieutenant, 1st/15th Royal NSW Lancers, Parramatta 1995-2000.