Alex was elected at the 2007 election as the Federal Member for Mitchell.
In September 2015, Alex was appointed to the first Turnbull Ministry 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 in the first Morrison Government. Following the 2019 Federal Election, Alex was appointed the Minister for International Development and the Pacific and Assistant Minister for Defence.
Alex is also an advocate for multiculturism in our community and been a strong supporter of bilateral relations between Australia and India, previously serving as Chair of the Australia-India Parliamentary Group.
Alex holds a Masters of Government and Public Affairs and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Sydney University. He has also served as an Army Reserve Officer. Alex has a deep interest in Australian history, is a strong supporter of the Parramatta Eels and the Western Sydney Wanderers.
Raised in Sydney’s North Western suburbs, Alex, his wife Amelia and their sons Jack, Lachlan, Thomas and Jonathan reside in Mitchell.