Senator the Hon Matthew Canavan

Senator for Queensland

Positions
Minister for Resources and Northern Australia
Party
The Nationals
Chamber
Senate

Seating Plan

Seating map

Parliament Office

PO Box 6100
Senate
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 7180
Fax:

Electorate Office

Principal Office

Ground Floor
34 East Street
Rockhampton, QLD, 4700

Postal address

PO Box 737
Rockhampton, QLD, 4700

Telephone:
(07) 4927 2003
Fax:
(07) 4927 2004
Toll Free:
1300 301 887

Connect with Senator the Hon Matthew Canavan

Email
minister.canavan@industry.gov.au
Websites
Personal website

Alternative URL

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

State/Territory

QLD map

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the Senate for Queensland 2013 (term began 1.7.2014).
Ministerial appointments
  • Minister for Northern Australia from 18.2.16 to 19.7.16.
  • Minister for Resources and Northern Australia from 19.7.16.
Committee service
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Economics: Legislation and References Committees from 1.7.14 to 23.2.16; Environment and Communications: Legislation Committee from 1.7.14 to 3.3.15.
  • Joint Statutory: Human Rights from 1.7.14 to 9.5.16; Public Works from 1.7.14 to 2.3.15 and from 4.3.15 to 4.2.16.
  • Joint Standing: Electoral Matters from 1.7.14 to 4.2.16; National Disability Insurance Scheme from 1.7.14 to 15.6.15.
  • Joint Select: Northern Australia from 1.7.14 to 23.2.15.
  • Senate Select: Wind Turbines from 27.11.14 to 3.8.15; Murray-Darling Basin Plan from 25.6.15 to 23.2.15; Abbott Government's Budget Cuts from 17.7.14 to 9.5.16 (renamed Scrutiny of Government Budget Measures on 11.8.15); Unconventional Gas Mining from 12.11.15 to 23.2.16.
Parliamentary party positions
  • The Nationals Party Whip in the Senate from 10.9.15 to 9.5.16.
Personal
  • Born 17.12.1980, Southport, Qld.
  • Married.
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • BEc (Hons), BA (Qld).
  • Senior Research Economist, Productivity Commission 2003-08.
  • Senior Executive, KPMG 2008-09.
  • Director, Productivity Commission 2009-10.
  • Chief of Staff to Senator BTG Joyce 2010-13.