Barrister and solicitor, 1979—1998. Managing partner Clayton Utz, Perth, 1994—1998. Member of Parliament, Curtin, We.
Australia constituency Australian House of Representatives, since 1998, member opposition shadow ministry, since 2007, deputy leader opposition, since 2007, deputy leader of federal parliamentary Liberal Party, since 2007. Minister for aging Government Australia, 2003—2006, minister education, science & training and minister assisting the prime minister for women's issues, 2006—2007. Chair Town Planning Appeal Tribunal, We.
Australia, 1994—1998. Director, fellow Australian Institute Management, 1997—1998. Director Special Broadcasting Services television, 1997—1998.
Perth central branch president Liberal Party, Australia, 1992—1997, Perth central branch senior vice president, 1997—1998, Claremont branch vice president, 1998—2002, Crawley branch member, since 2002.