Senator John Williams

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Senator for New South Wales

Party
The Nationals
Chamber
Senate

Seating Plan

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Parliament Office

PO Box 6100
Senate
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 3547
Fax:
(02) 6277 5830

Electorate Office

Principal Office

144 Byron Street
Inverell, NSW, 2360

Postal address

144 Byron Street
Inverell, NSW, 2360

Telephone:
(02) 6721 4500
Fax:
(02) 6721 4544
Toll Free:
1300 301 816

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Websites
Personal website
Party website

Alternative URL

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

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Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the Senate for New South Wales 2007 (term began 1.7.2008) and 2013.
Parliamentary positions
  • Temporary Chair of Committees from 9.7.14 to 9.5.16.
Committee service
  • Senate Standing: Appropriations and Staffing from 12.3.09 to 11.11.13; Selection of Bills from 22.9.08 to 13.9.13; Library from 13.11.13 to 1.7.14; Regulations and Ordinances from 1.7.14 to 9.5.16; Scrutiny of Bills from 1.7.14 to 9.5.16 (Chair from 1.7.14 to 9.5.16).
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Environment, Communications and the Arts from 1.7.08 to 15.10.08; Environment and Communications: Legislation and References Committees from 13.11.13 to 1.7.14; Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport from 24.9.08 to 12.3.09; Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport: Legislation and References Committees from 1.7.14 to 9.5.16; Community Affairs: References Committee from 14.5.09 to 2.2.10; Finance and Public Administration: References Committee from 11.3.10 to 11.11.13; Economics: Legislation Committee from 30.9.10 to 9.2.11 and from 13.11.13 to 1.7.14 and References Committees from 30.9.10 to 9.2.11 and from 1.7.11 to 1.7.14.
  • Senate Select: Men's Health from 13.11.08 to 29.5.09; Scrutiny of New Taxes from 30.9.10 to 1.11.11; Electricity Prices from 10.9.12 to 1.11.12; School Funding from 12.12.13 to 9.7.14; Health from 26.6.14 to 9.5.16.
  • Joint Statutory: Corporations and Financial Services from 1.7.14 to 9.5.16; Intelligence and Security from 25.11.14 to 9.5.16; Public Works from 4.2.16 to 9.5.16.
  • Joint Standing: Migration from 2.12.13 to 1.7.14; Parliamentary Library from 2.12.13 to 1.7.14.
Parliamentary party positions
  • The Nationals Party Whip in the Senate from 22.9.08 to 13.9.13.
Party positions
  • Secretary, National Party Inverell Branch 1991-94 and from 2004; Treasurer 1994-98; Chair 1998-2004.
  • Chair, National Party Northern Tablelands Electorate Council 1999-2003; Secretary 2004-13.
  • Member and Secretary, The Nationals New England Electorate Council from 2004.
Personal
  • Born 16.1.1955, Jamestown, SA.
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • Truck driver 1973-79.
  • Shearer 1974-99.
  • Farmer 1979-2000.
  • Small business owner and manager 1999-2008.