Jason Falinski

Jason George Falinski (born 24 August 1970) is an Australian politician who was elected as the Member for Mackellar in the Australian House of Representatives at the 2016 Australian election.

Jason Falinski

Member of the Australian Parliament
for Mackellar
Assumed office
2 July 2016
Preceded byBronwyn Bishop
Councillor of Warringah Council
for A Ward
In office
13 September 2008  8 September 2012
Preceded byRuth Sutton
Succeeded byVanessa Moskal
Personal details
Born (1970-08-24) 24 August 1970
Manly, New South Wales, Australia
Political partyLiberal Party
ResidenceCollaroy, New South Wales, Australia
Alma materUniversity of Sydney (BAgEc)
University of New South Wales (MBA)
WebsitePersonal website


Falinski was born in Manly, New South Wales. His Jewish father, Stanisław (later Stanley), was born in what is now Kyrgyzstan, to Russian and Polish parents; he grew up in Kraków before the family immigrated to Australia in 1946, settling in Collaroy.[1] On his mother's side, Falinski has English and Irish heritage.[2]

Falinski graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Agricultural Economics and from the Australian Graduate School of Management at UNSW Sydney with a MBA.[3]

Falinski was a president of the New South Wales branch of the Young Liberals in 1994–1995.[4] Later he would serve as the Vice-President, in 1996–1996, and President, in 1997–1998, of the Australian Young Liberals.[5] He was formerly the chief executive of CareWell Health.

Falinski has been involved in non-parliamentary politics for more than twenty years, including as an adviser to former Liberal leaders John Hewson and Barry O'Farrell,[6] and was a spokesperson for the Australian Republican Movement.[7] Falinski formerly sat on Warringah Council (elected September 2008).[8]

In April 2016, Falinski won a preselection battle over the incumbent member, former Speaker Bronwyn Bishop, to represent the Liberal Party of Australia at the 2016 Australian election in the safe Liberal seat of Mackellar.[9][10]


  1. Coultan, Mark (21 April 2016). "Federal election 2016: chopper ride opens door for moderation". The Australian. Retrieved 2 July 2016.
  2. "ParlInfo – GOVERNOR-GENERAL'S SPEECH : Address-in-Reply". parlinfo.aph.gov.au. Retrieved 28 May 2020.
  3. "Mr Jason Falinski MP". Current members. Parliament of Australia. Retrieved 20 June 2017.
  4. "Past Presidents of the NSW YL Movement". Young Liberals New South Wales Division. Retrieved 29 April 2016.
  5. "History – Young Liberal Movement of Australia". Young Liberal Movement of Australia. Retrieved 10 May 2018.
  6. Gartrell, Adam (16 April 2016). "Bronwyn Bishop's career over after her party dumps her". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 3 June 2016.
  7. "Charles, Camilla marry after 35 year affair". China Daily. 9 April 2005. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
  8. "Elected Council". Warringah Council. Archived from the original on 2 May 2009. Retrieved 29 April 2016.CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  9. Maiden, Samantha (16 April 2016). "Bronwyn Bishop's battle for preselection for seat of Mackellar". Sunday Telegraph. Retrieved 21 April 2016.
  10. Dole, Nick (16 April 2016). "Bronwyn Bishop dumped as Liberal candidate for seat of Mackellar". ABC News. Retrieved 21 April 2016.
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Bronwyn Bishop
Member for Mackellar
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