The Hon John Cobb MP

John Cobb

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Member for Calare, New South Wales

Party
The Nationals
Chamber
House of Representatives

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Contact details

Parliament Office

PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 4721
Fax:
(02) 6277 8543

Electorate Office 1

(Principal Office)

1/179a Anson Street
Orange, NSW, 2800

Postal address
PO Box 673
Orange, NSW, 2800

Telephone:
(02) 6361 7138
Fax:
(02) 6362 3480

Electorate Office 2

85 Keppel Street
Bathurst, NSW, 2795

Postal address
85 Keppel Street
Bathurst, NSW, 2795

Telephone:
02 6331 0524
Fax:
02 6331 2561

Connect with The Hon John Cobb MP

Email
John.Cobb.MP@aph.gov.au
Websites
Personal website
Party website

Alternative URL

www.aph.gov.au/J_Cobb_MP

Biography

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Parliamentary service

  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Parkes, New South Wales, 2001 and 2004. Re-elected following the 2006 electoral redistribution for Calare, New South Wales, 2007, 2010 and 2013.

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Ministerial appointments

  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Transport and Regional Services from 26.10.04 to 6.7.05.
  • Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs from 6.7.05 to 27.1.06.
  • Minister for Community Services from 27.1.06 to 30.1.07.
  • Assistant Minister for the Environment and Water Resources from 30.1.07 to 3.12.07.

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Committee service

  • House of Representatives Standing: Environment and Heritage from 20.3.02 to 31.8.04; Publications from 20.3.02 to 31.8.04; Ageing from 4.11.03 to 31.8.04; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs from 6.2.03 to 31.8.04; Climate Change, Water, Environment and the Arts from 11.3.08 to 3.2.10.
  • Joint Statutory: Native Title and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Land Fund from 20.3.02 to 6.2.03; Public Accounts and Audit from 20.3.02 to 31.8.04.

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Parliamentary party positions

  • Member, Opposition Shadow Ministry from 6.12.07. Shadow Minister for Regional Development from 6.12.07 to 22.9.08; Shadow Minister for Water Security from 6.12.07 to 22.9.08; Shadow Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry from 22.9.08 to 8.12.09; Shadow Minister for Agriculture, Food Security, Fisheries and Forestry from 8.12.09 to 14.9.10; Shadow Minister for Agriculture and Food Security from 14.9.10 to 18.9.13.

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Party positions

  • Member, National Party from 1984.
  • Member, Government Backbench Policy Committees on Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry and Conservation; Environment and Heritage; Industry and Resources; Tourism, Art and Sport.
  • Chair, Government Backbench Policy Committee on Foreign Affairs.

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Personal

  • Born 11.2.1950, Bathurst, NSW.

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Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament

  • Jackaroo, overseer and manager 1968-74.
  • Farmer and grazier from 1976.
  • President, NSW Farmers Association 1998-2001.
  • Member, National Farmers Federation Executive 1998-2001.
  • Member, Rural Assistance Authority (NSW).
  • Chair, Western Division Council.
  • Member, Western Lands Advisory Board.

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Electorate

  • Description: rural.

    Location: central New South Wales; it includes the centres of Bathurst, Blayney, Canowindra, Eugowra, Forbes, Lithgow, Molong, Oberon, Orange, Parkes, Peak Hill, Portland, Wallerawang and Yeoval.

    Area: 30 526 sq km (approx.).

    Electors enrolled: 101 991 (at 7.9.13).

    Industries: mining, mixed farming, fruit, timber, vineyards, meat and wool processing, transport, light engineering, manufacturing and food processing, tertiary education services, agricultural and pastoral support services.

    State electorates: Calare includes parts of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly electorates of Bathurst, Burrinjuck, Dubbo and Orange.

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