About Amanda Stoker

About Amanda Stoker

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.

Amanda is the Assistant Minister to the Attorney-General, Assistant Minister for Industrial Relations, Assistant Minister for Women, and LNP Senator for Queensland.

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.

Appointed to the Senate in 2018, Amanda quickly became known as a champion of the liberal and conservative values.

Her work highlighting the threat to university free speech was crucial in launching the French Review and passing the legislative protections that are now in place. She has also been an important voice in the religious freedom debate, and as a member of the Parliament’s Intelligence and Security committee, she helped ensure Australians remain safe and free.

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.”