At the meeting of the Young Liberal Movement of Australia’s Federal Council, Michael Heydon (Western Australia) was elected as our Movement’s 46th Federal President alongside Clark Cooley (Tasmania) as Federal Vice-President.

At the Federal Council, Heydon and Cooley were elected on a clear platform to:

  • Upskill members and ramping up the Young Liberals campaign resources in anticipation of a critical Federal Election
  • Engage on the ground and remote campaigning for the Western Australian State election in March
  • Refresh the Young Liberals online presence to assist in attracting and retaining the next generation of conservative leaders
  • Continue to be a vocal advocate for Young Liberal values and our membership to government, members of parliament, the wider Liberal Party and the general public

Mr. Heydon said “It’s a privilege to serve as President of Australia’s most influential and active youth political movement.”


“The Young Liberal Movement has a proud tradition of advocating for our values within the Liberal Party and in public and I look forward to working with the new Federal Executive to do so.”


“Young Liberals will play a critical role in the upcoming Western Australian State election in March, and the next Federal Election.”


Former Federal Presidents and Vice-Presidents of the Young Liberal Movement of Australia include Minister for Foreign Affairs, Senator the Hon Marise Payne; former Attorney-General the Hon Philip Ruddock AO; Minister for International Development and the Pacific, the Hon Alex Hawke MP; Senator Claire Chandler, and Federal MPs Jason Falinksi and Trent Zimmerman