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Jim Molan

Senator Jim Molan AO DSC

Senator for NSW Positions; Deputy Chair of Select Committee on Foreign Interference through Social Media; External Contributor

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Senator Jim Molan is a Senator for New South Wales, and the Deputy Chair of Select Committee on Foreign Interference through Social Media.

Senator Molan retired from the Australian Army in 2008 after 40 years of service. He served as a field commander, infantryman, a helicopter pilot and a military diplomat in Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, East Timor, Malaysia, Germany, the US and Iraq. For “distinguished command and leadership in action in Iraq”, Senator Molan was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross by the Australian Government and the Legion of Merit by the US Government.

Senator Molan’s involvement in politics began in 2012 when, along with now Prime Minister Scott Morrison, he co-authored the Coalition’s border control policy, Operation Sovereign Borders. On the 22 December 2017, the High Court of Australia appointed Senator Molan as a Senator for New South Wales. Senator Molan left the Senate on 1 July 2019 but was reappointed as a Senator on 14 November 2019.

In the Senate, Senator Molan advocates for positions on immigration, Defence and national security that increase Australia’s self-reliance and put Australian sovereignty first. Senator Molan’s principle objective as a senator is to encourage government to produce a National Security Strategy for Australia, to guide us through the challenges of our post-COVID world and our new strategic environment.