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Michaelia Cash was elected to the Senate for Western Australia in 2007. She was re-elected as a Senator for Western Australia in 2013 and 2016.
On 20 December 2017, Senator Cash was appointed the Minister for Jobs and Innovation in the Turnbull Cabinet.
Since entering public life, Michaelia has held a number of Ministerial appointments. These include being appointed the Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection and the Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Status of Women from 18 September 2013 to 21 September 2015.
She was appointed to the Cabinet as the Minister for Employment and the Minister for Women on 21 September 2015.
In September 2010, she was appointed to the dual roles of the Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Immigration and Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for the Status of Women. In September 2013, she was appointed Deputy Manager of Opposition Business in the Senate.
Prior to entering Parliament, Senator Cash was a senior lawyer at law firm Freehills (now Herbert Smith Freehills) practicing employment and industrial law.
Senator Cash holds an Honours Degree in Law from the University of London and a Bachelor of Arts (Social Science) from Curtin University in Perth, graduating with a triple major in public relations, politics and journalism. In addition, she holds a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the University of Western Australia.
Senator Cash is married to Richard Price, a barrister. She is the daughter of former Minister in the Western Australian Government and former President of the Legislative Council, the Hon George Cash AM.