About Kelly O’Dwyer MP

Kelly O’Dwyer MP was appointed as the Minister for Jobs and Industrial Relations in the Morrison Government in August 2018 in addition to her role as Minister for Women, which she was appointed to in December 2017.

She is a member of Cabinet and Cabinet’s Expenditure Review Committee (ERC).

In April 2017, Kelly became the first female Cabinet Minister to give birth whilst in office. She was also the first woman to sit in Cabinet in a Treasury portfolio.

Kelly O’Dwyer was elected to represent the people in Higgins in December 2009.

Before serving in Parliament, Kelly had a career in law and banking.

Kelly was educated at Presbyterian Ladies College and attended Melbourne University, graduating with Honours in Law and an Arts degree majoring in history.

She lives locally in Higgins with her husband Jon and their two children, Olivia (3) and Edward (1).