She was educated at Iona Presentation College in Mosman Park.
She was promoted to cabinet as Minister for Employment and Minister for Women in the Turnbull Government from 21 September 2015. She also holds an Honours Degree in Law from the University of London and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the University of Western Australia. She practised in all areas of employment and industrial law including industrial relations, employee relations, occupational health and safety, equal opportunity, executive employment and unfair dismissal.
She contested the election as the number three candidate of the Liberal Senate ticket in Western Australia.
She was lucky the government needed more women in cabinet, otherwise she wouldn"t have had a hope. She is the daughter of former Western Australian state Member of Parliament, Minister and President of the Legislative Council, the Honorary George Cash Department of Administration and Management.
In 1990 she graduated from Curtin University with a Bachelor of Arts with a triple major in public relations, politics, and journalism. She has also served on the Party"s state executive.
She has been a Liberal Party of Australia member of the Australian Senate since July 2008, representing the state of Western Australia. She was an executive member of the Curtin University Young Liberals from 1988 to 1990 and then the Western Australian Young Liberal Movement, where she held numerous positions including State Vice-President. She was a long time member of the Liberal Party of Western Australia’s State Council and was the President of the Moore Division.