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Fiona Martin is an Australian Liberal Party politician who was elected as a Member of Parliament for Reid at the 2019 federal election.
Fiona Barbouttis Martin was born on November 16, 1977 (age 44 years) in Sydney, Australia. She is the daughter of Kathleen and George Barbouttis.
Her parents and maternal grandparents were born in Australia, while her paternal grandparents were Greek migrants to Australia from the island of Kastellorizo.
Martin grew up in Campsie, Earlwood and Concord West, attending Santa Sabina College in Strathfield and then Rosebank College in Five Dock.
She graduated from the University of Sydney with a doctorate in psychology and owned a psychology practice that has rooms in Mosman and Gladesville. Her PhD thesis was titled “Self-understanding in high-functioning males with autism spectrum disorders: relationship with social functioning and theory of mind”.
Fiona Martin is a member of the Moderate/Modern Liberal faction of the Liberal Party. However, in mid-March 2019 the member for Reid, Craig Laundy announced he would not be standing in the 2019 election.
Martin was nominated by the Liberal Party, being described as a “captain’s pick”. Martin won the seat in the 2019 election. From 2019 to the 2022 Australian federal election, Reid was the government’s most marginal seat in NSW.
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On 10 February 2022, Fiona Martin crossed the floor with four other Liberal MPs to include protection for transgender students in the government’s modifications to the Sex Discrimination Act.
In April 2022, media reported that Martin faced allegations she employed a former babysitter in a taxpayer-funded role worth up to $90,000 a year, despite them having no political experience. The media report also claimed that her office experienced ‘a mass exodus of 15 staff members from 2019 to 2022.
On 11 May 2022, Fiona Martin participated in a debate with the Labor candidate for Reid Sally Sitou, during the debate Martin accused Sitou of failing to win preselection in Fowler. This led to criticism of Martin as she appeared to confuse Sitou who is Asian-Australian with Tu Le, who failed to win preselection in Fowler. Martin denies that she mixed the two up.
Fiona Martin is one of eleven MPs in the 46th Parliament of Australia who possesses a PhD, the others being Katie Allen, Jim Chalmers, Anne Aly, Andrew Leigh, Daniel Mulino, Jess Walsh, Adam Bandt, Mehreen Faruqi, Anne Webster and Helen Haines.
Martin’s salary for 2022 ranges from $162,574 to $475,483, but with bonuses, benefits and various other compensation, she made significantly more than her salary in the year 2019.
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Fiona Martin is married to Nicolai Clausen, they had their wedding in the 2000s. Her husband was a Danish citizen at the time of their marriage. The couple has four children. Fiona and her husband Nicolai currently live in a private house in Ryde.
Fiona Martin net worth
How much is Fiona Martin worth? Fiona Martin net worth is estimated at around $4 million. Her main source of income is from her career as a politician. Martin successful career has earned her some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy car trips. She is one of the richest and influential politicians in Australia.