Hon Sussan Ley MP

Sussan Ley

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Member for Farrer, New South Wales

Minister for Aged Care
Minister for Sport
Minister for Health
Liberal Party of Australia
House of Representatives

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Contact details

Parliament Office

PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

(02) 6277 7220
(02) 6273 4146

Electorate Office 1

(Principal Office)

517 Kiewa Street
Albury, NSW, 2640

Postal address
PO Box 672
Albury, NSW, 2640

(02) 6021 3264
(02) 6021 6620
Toll Free:
1300 303 203

Electorate Office 2

275 Argent Street

Postal address
275 Argent Street

(08) 8087 7649
(08) 8087 7605

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Party website
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Electorate details

Farrer electorate map

Farrer, New South Wales


In this section:

Parliamentary service

  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Farrer, New South Wales, 2001, 2004, 2007, 2010 and 2013.

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Ministerial appointments

  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Family and Community Services (Children and Youth Affairs) from 26.10.04 to 27.1.06.
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry from 27.1.06 to 3.12.07.
  • Assistant Minister for Education from 18.9.13 to 23.12.14.
  • Minister for Health from 23.12.14 to 19.7.16.
  • Minister for Aged Care from 30.9.15 to 19.7.16.
  • Minister for Sport from 23.12.14.
  • Minister for Health and Aged Care from 19.7.16.

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Committee service

  • House of Representatives Standing: Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry from 20.3.02 to 31.8.04; Transport and Regional Services from 20.3.02 to 31.8.04; Family, Community, Housing and Youth from 11.3.08 to 10.11.08; Economics from 10.2.10 to 19.7.10.
  • Joint Statutory: Native Title and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Land Fund from 5.12.02 to 31.8.04; Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity from 25.9.08 to 3.2.10; Australian Crime Commission from 25.9.08 to 3.2.10; Public Accounts and Audit from 3.2.10 to 19.7.10.
  • Joint Standing: Electoral Matters from 20.3.02 to 5.12.02; National Broadband Network from 22.3.11 to 5.8.13.

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Parliamentary party positions

  • Member, Opposition Shadow Ministry from 6.12.07 to 18.9.13. Shadow Minister for Housing from 6.12.07 to 22.9.08; Shadow Minister for the Status of Women from 6.12.07 to 22.9.08; Shadow Minister for Justice and Customs from 22.9.08 to 8.12.09; Shadow Assistant Treasurer from 8.12.09 to 14.9.10; Shadow Minister for Employment Participation from 14.9.10 to 18.9.13; Shadow Minister for Childcare and Early Childhood from 14.9.10 to 18.9.13.

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Party positions

  • Member, Liberal Party Tallangatta Branch 1994-2001.
  • Member, Liberal Party (NSW) from 2001.

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  • Born 14.12.1961, Kano, Nigeria.

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Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament

  • BEc (La Trobe), MTax (UNSW), MAcc (Charles Sturt).
  • Air traffic controller 1983-85.
  • Commercial pilot 1985-86.
  • Shearers' cook 1986-88.
  • Wool and beef farmer 1988-2001.
  • Director of Technical Training, Australian Taxation Office 1995-2001.

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  • Description: rural.
    Location: far west and southern central New South Wales; it includes the cities of Albury and Broken Hill, and the shires of Balranald, Berrigan, Conargo, Corowa, Deniliquin, Greater Hume, Hay, Jerilderie, Lockhart, Murray, Wakool, Wentworth, Urana and Central Darling.

    Area: 247 097 sq km (approx.).

    Electors enrolled: 94 524 (at 7.9.13).

    Industries: large scale irrigation areas, dairy products, sheep, cattle, orchard and vine crops, rice and rice mills, wool, wheat and cereals, mining, tourism and agricultural service industries.

    State electorates: Farrer includes parts of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly electorates of Albury, Barwon, Murray and Wagga Wagga.

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