Mr Patrick Secker MP

Former Member

Opposition Whip
Liberal Party of Australia
House of Representatives

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Parliament Office

PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Electorate Office



Principal Office

Shop 17, Murray Bridge Market Place
South Terrace
Murray Bridge, SA, 5253

Postal address

Shop 17, Murray Bridge Market Place, South Terrace
Murray Bridge, SA, 5253

(08) 8531 2466
(08) 8531 2124
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Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Barker, South Australia, 1998, 2001, 2004, 2007 and 2010. Retired prior to general elections 2013.
Parliamentary positions
  • Member, Speaker's Panel from 6.2.07 to 9.3.10.
Committee service
  • House of Representatives Standing: Primary Industries and Regional Services from 8.12.98 to 8.10.01; Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry from 20.3.02 to 17.10.07; Environment and Heritage from 29.3.01 to 8.10.01; Legal and Constitutional Affairs from 20.3.02 to 17.10.07; Transport and Regional Services from 20.3.02 to 31.8.04; Economics, Finance and Public Administration from 9.2.06 to 17.10.07; Members' Interests from 9.2.06 to 17.10.07; Family, Community, Housing and Youth from 30.11.09 to 10.2.10; Selection from 30.9.10 to 5.8.13; Privileges and Members' Interests from 25.10.10 to 5.8.13.
  • Joint Statutory: Native Title and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Land Fund from 8.12.98 to 31.8.04.
  • Joint Standing: National Capital and External Territories from 1.12.04 (Deputy Chair from 18.2.08) to 9.3.10 and from 25.10.10 to 20.8.12; Public Works from 10.5.11 to 5.8.13.
Conferences, delegations and visits
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Indonesia and the Republic of Korea, July 2001.
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Nigeria and South Africa, October-November 2002.
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegations to New Zealand, May 2004 and July 2007.
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to UK and Singapore, May 2006.
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum, Auckland, January 2008.
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to South Africa, Jordan and United Arab Emirates, April 2008.
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Canada, June 2008.
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to New Zealand, August 2009.
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to USA, September-October 2009.
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Thailand, Hong Kong and China, March-April 2010.
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Switzerland and France, October 2010.
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Brazil and Panama, April 2011.
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Switzerland, Germany and Austria, October 2011.
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Uganda, Kazakhstan and Hungary, March-April 2012.
Parliamentary party positions
  • Opposition Whip from 26.2.10 to 5.8.13.
Party positions
  • Member, Liberal Party State Council (SA) from 1982.
  • Federal Vice-President, Young Liberals 1985-87.
  • Delegate, Liberal Party Federal Council 1985-87 and 1996-98.
  • Member, Liberal Party State Executive 1985-87 and 1996-98.
  • State Regional and Rural Chairman, Liberal Party (SA) 1996-98.
  • Born 6.6.1956 at Happy Valley, SA.
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • BEc (Politics) (Flinders).
  • Primary producer 1974-98.
  • Small business retailer 1985-86.
  • Director, Maluka Investments 1984-94.
  • Director, Upper South East Co-op 1995-96.
  • Director, Green Desert Seeds 1996-99.
    Description: rural.
    Location: south-eastern South Australia; it includes the centres of Barmera, Berri, Bordertown, Keith, Kingscote, Kingston SE, Loxton, Mannum, Millicent, Mt Gambier, Murray Bridge, Naracoorte, Nuriootpa, Penola, Renmark, Tailem Bend, Tanunda and Waikerie.
    Area: 64 015 sq km (approx.).
    Electors enrolled: 104 888 (at 21.8.10).
    Industries: beef and dairy cattle, sheep, fishing, cropping, forestry, timber, paper products, wine, fresh and dried fruit, vegetables, transport and tourism.
    State electorates: Barker includes the South Australian House of Assembly electorates of Chaffey, MacKillop and Mount Gambier, and parts of Hammond, Kavel, Light, Schubert and Stuart.