Alex Hawke was sworn in as the Assistant Defence Minister on 29 May 2019.
Alex was elected at the 2007 election as the Federal Member for Mitchell, an electorate centred on the Hills Shire in Northwest Sydney.
In September 2015, Alex was appointed as the Assistant Minister to the Treasurer. Following the 2016 Federal Election Alex was appointed the Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection. Due to the establishment of the Home Affairs Portfolio in late 2017, Alex was appointed the Assistant Minister for Home Affairs. On 27 August 2018, Alex was officially sworn in as the Special Minister of State.
Alex’s previous Parliamentary positions included service as Member, Speakers Panel and Committee roles as Chair of the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters and Chair of the House Standing Committee on the Environment.
Alex was also a member of the House Standing Committee on Education and Employment and the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade.
Alex holds a Masters of Government and Public Affairs and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Sydney University. He also served as an Army Reserve Officer in the Royal Australian Armoured Corps from 1995 to 2000.