The Hon Gary Nairn MP

Former Member

Liberal Party of Australia
House of Representatives

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Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Eden-Monaro, New South Wales, 1996, 1998, 2001 and 2004. Defeated at general elections 2007.
Ministerial appointments
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister from 26.10.04 to 27.1.06.
  • Special Minister of State from 27.1.06 to 3.12.07.
Committee service
  • House of Representatives Standing: Primary Industries, Resources and Rural and Regional Affairs from 29.5.96 to 31.8.98; Primary Industries and Regional Services from 8.12.98 to 8.10.01; Industry, Science and Resources from 8.12.98 to 8.10.01; Procedure from 6.11.00 (Chair from 29.11.00) to 8.10.01; Economics, Finance and Public Administration from 20.3.02 to 31.8.04; Science and Innovation from 20.3.02 (Chair from 21.3.02) to 31.8.04.
  • House of Representatives Select: Recent Australian Bushfires from 27.3.03 (Chair) to 5.11.03.
  • Joint Standing: Electoral Matters from 18.6.96 (Chair from 29.4.97) to 6.11.00; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 20.3.02 to 31.8.04.
  • Joint Select: Retailing Sector from 8.2.99 to 30.8.99.
Conferences, delegations and visits
  • Bilateral visits to Sweden and Estonia, October 1999.
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Canada and China, November-December 2002.
  • Official visit to Sweden and Norway, December 2006.
Party positions
  • Member, Country Liberal Party (NT) from 1987; Honorary Life Member 1995.
  • President, Country Liberal Party (NT) 1990-94.
  • Observer Delegate to Federal Executive of the Liberal Party of Australia and the Federal Management Committee of the National Party 1990-94.
  • Member, Liberal Party (NSW) from 1995.
  • Born 3.1.1951, Sydney, NSW.
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • BSurv (UNSW).
  • Graduate surveyor 1972-75.
  • Registered surveyor in private practice 1975-83.
  • Managing director, surveying and mapping consultancy 1983-96.
    Description: rural.
    Location: New South Wales far south coast, the Snowy Mountains and tablelands; it includes the centres of Adaminaby, Batemans Bay, Bega, Berridale, Bodalla, Bombala, Braidwood, Bungendore, Captains Flat, Cooma, Dalmeny, Delegate, Eden, Jindabyne, Merimbula, Moruya, Narooma, Queanbeyan, Sutton and Tathra.
    Area: 30 946 sq km (approx.).
    Electors enrolled: 92 532 (at 9.10.04).
    Industries: Snowy Mountains Scheme (hydro-electric), vegetables, maize, butter, cheese, fish processing, timber mills, beans, dairy cattle, potatoes, wool, sawmills, wood-pulping factories, eucalyptus distillery, defence and tourism.
    State electorates: Eden-Monaro includes parts of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly electorates of Bega, Burrinjuck and Monaro.