Dr John McVeigh MP

Member for Groom, Queensland

Party
Liberal Party of Australia
Chamber
House of Representatives

Seating Plan

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Parliament Office

PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 2248
Fax:
(02) 6277 8524

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

216 Margaret Street
(Cnr Duggan Street)
Toowoomba, QLD, 4350

Postal address

P.O. Box 777
Toowoomba, QLD, 4350

Telephone:
(07) 4632 4144
Fax:
(07) 4338 2147

Connect with Dr John McVeigh MP

Websites

Alternative URL

http://www.aph.gov.au/J_McVeigh_MP

Electorate details

Groom, Queensland

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Electorate profile

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • State: elected to the Queensland Legislative Assembly for Toowoomba South from 24.3.2012. Resigned 29.4.2016.
  • Federal: elected to the House of Representatives for Groom, Queensland, 2016.
Committee service
  • House of Representatives Standing: Agriculture and Water Resources from 14.9.16; Industry, Innovation, Science and Resources from 14.9.16.
  • Joint Standing: Public Accounts and Audit from 14.9.16; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 14.9.16.
  • State: Deputy Chair, Parliamentary Committee for Education, Tourism and Small Business (Qld), 2015-16.
Parliamentary party positions
  • State: Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (Qld), 2012-15.
  • Shadow Minister for Science, Information Technology and Innovation (Qld), 2015-16.
Party positions
  • Member, Liberal National Party of Queensland.
  • President, Young Nationals Townsville Branch 1987-88.
Personal
  • Born 13.5.1965, Allora, Qld.
  • Married.
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • B.Bus. (Marketing and Economics) (USQ).
  • Dip. Export, (AIEx).
  • MBA (Bond).
  • Ph.D. (Agribusiness Management), (UQ).
  • Graduate Executive Trainee, Bank of Queensland, 1986.
  • Sales Representative, Elders Pastoral 1986-88.
  • Marketing Coordinator, Cargill Seeds Australia 1988-90.
  • Market Development Officer, Queensland Department of Primary Industries and International Food Institute of Queensland, 1990-92.
  • Managing Director, Ellis Foster McVeigh Pty Ltd (Management Consultants), 1992-2008.
Electorate
    Description: provincial.
    Location: south-east Queensland, west of Brisbane; it includes the city of Toowoomba and the towns of Oakey and Pittsworth.
    Area: 5 594 sq km.
    Electors enrolled: 101 512 (at 2.7.16).
    Industries: agriculture, retailing, food processing, education, health and community services. Groom also includes the Army Aviation Centre in Oakey.