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Ms Clare O'Neil MP

Shadow Minister for Justice and Federal Member for Hotham

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Clare O'Neil was elected to the Parliament as the Federal Member for Hotham in 2013, and was re-elected in 2016.

In July 2016, Clare was appointed to the Shadow Ministry as the Shadow Minister for Justice. Clare is also a member of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement.

Immediately before entering Parliament, Clare worked in business as an Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company. There, she worked with CEOs of Australian companies, helping them solve their most difficult problems.

Clare has Arts and Law degrees with Honours from Monash University, and a Master of Public Policy from Harvard University where she studied as a Fulbright Scholar.

Clare is a former Mayor of Greater Dandenong. At the age of 23, she was Australia’s youngest ever female Mayor.

Clare co-authored a book with Tim Watts MP, entitled ‘Two Futures - Australia at a Critical Moment’, in August 2015.