Senator the Hon Matthew Canavan

Matthew Canavan

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Senator for Queensland

Positions
Minister for Northern Australia
Party
The Nationals
Chamber
Senate

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Contact details

Parliament Office

PO Box 6100
Senate
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 7739
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

www.aph.gov.au/Senator_Canavan

Biography

In this section:


Parliamentary service

  • Elected to the Senate for Queensland 2013 (term began 1.7.2014).

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Ministerial appointments

  • Minister for Northern Australia from 18.2.16.

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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.

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Parliamentary party positions

  • The Nationals Party Whip in the Senate from 10.9.15 to 9.5.16.

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Personal

  • Born 17.12.1980, Southport, Qld.
  • Married.

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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.

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