Madeleine King has been the Federal Member for Brand since 2016, proudly representing the wonderful region where she was born and raised.
In 2019, she was promoted to the role of Shadow Minister for Trade.
After the 2022 election, she was promoted to the roles of Minister for Resources; Minister for Northern Australia.
Madeleine grew up in Shoalwater.
Her father worked at BP’s Kwinana oil refinery and her mother and grandmother ran a popular drapery store, The Family Traders, on Railway Terrace, Rockingham.
After graduating from Safety Bay Senior High School, she moved to Perth to attend university, where she graduated with a law degree.
In her leadership of the Perth USAsia Centre, she helped to bring a unique Western Australian perspective to the international discussion on Australia’s role in the emerging Indo-Pacific region.
As Member for Brand, she is building on the important work of Gary Gray, Kim Beazley and Wendy Fatin.
Her priority is to ensure the people of Brand are given a strong voice in Canberra.
Madeleine believes in opportunities for people to improve their lives through job opportunities, quality education and training, universal healthcare and access to affordable childcare.
She believes those less fortunate deserve respect and dignity.
She wants to see a strong and resilient economy that rewards enterprise and hard work, but is also based on fairness for everyday people.