Julian has been the Member for Berowra in the House of Representatives since July 2016. He has served on numerous Parliamentary committees and is currently Chair of the Joint Standing Committee on Migration and Chair of the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Indigenous Affairs. He also sits on the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security and the House Standing Committee of Privileges and Members’ Interests.
During his first term of Parliament he was Co-Chair of the Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition Relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and was Chair of the Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs. Since November 2016 Julian has served as the Parliamentary representative and Non-Executive Director on the Council of the National Library of Australia. Julian is the Chair for the Parliamentary Friends of India and Suicide Prevention Australia.
Julian has experience as a lawyer, University administrator, think tank and company director. Prior to his election, Julian was a senior executive at Australian Catholic University. He served on several boards including Mercy Health, Teach for Australia and Playwriting Australia. Julian was previously Executive Director of the Menzies Research Centre. He also worked as a lawyer at Mallesons Stephen Jacques (now King & Wood Mallesons) and was an associate to High Court Justice Ian Callinan.
Julian has degrees in arts and law from the University of NSW and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He spent 2006-2007 as a Visiting Fellow at the Taubman Centre at the John F Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.