Like you, Amanda loves Queensland.
Representing our great state in Canberra is an honour second only to being wife to her husband Adam and mum to her three girls.
An active member of the Liberal Party since the age of 19, Amanda is no stranger to politics.
Daughter to a plumber and a shop assistant, she’s no stranger to hard work either.
After studying arts and law at Sydney University on scholarship (whilst working four part-time jobs – no silver spoon here!), Amanda worked for Minter Ellison before moving on to be associate to Justice Ian Callinan AC QC on the High Court of Australia and Justice Philip McMurdo on the Supreme Court of Queensland’s commercial list.
Following a stint prosecuting for the Commonwealth in Brisbane and Townsville, she joined the private bar and practiced in commercial law, administrative law and corporate crime as a member of Level Twenty Seven Chambers.
While at the bar, Amanda taught across a range of subjects at Central Queensland University’s School of Business and Law.
During this time, she enjoyed serving as Vice-President of the Women Lawyers Association of Queensland.
Based in Brisbane, Amanda’s favourite part of the job is talking to you: from Coolangatta to Cairns, Bundaberg to Birdsville.
And now that the obligatory bio is out of the way, here’s what you really want to know about your member of parliament (but they usually don’t say!):
- Conservative, Christian, Pro-life
- Small government for the win – big government leads to excessive government intervention
- Individual and familial responsibilities are not the government’s responsibility
“No one is 100% defined by their circumstances: you always have choices.”