The Hon Barnaby Joyce MP

Barnaby Joyce

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Member for New England, New South Wales

Positions
Deputy Leader of The Nationals
Minister for Agriculture
Party
The Nationals
Chamber
House of Representatives

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Contact details

Parliament Office

PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 7520
Fax:
(02) 6273 4120

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

Shop 5
259 Peel Street
Tamworth, NSW, 2340

Postal address
PO Box 963
Tamworth, NSW, 2340

Telephone:
(02) 6761 3080
Fax:
(02) 6761 3380

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Biography

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Parliamentary service

  • Elected to the Senate for Queensland 2004 (term began 1.7.2005) and 2010. Resigned 8.8.2013.
  • Elected to the House of Representatives for New England, New South Wales, 2013.

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Parliamentary positions

  • Temporary Chair of Committees from 26.6.08 to 18.9.08.

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Ministerial appointments

  • Minister for Agriculture from 18.9.13.

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Committee service

  • Senate Standing: Library from 16.8.05 to 7.12.05.
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade: Legislation Committee from 16.8.05 to 13.9.05 and References Committee from 6.9.05 to 11.9.06; Legal and Constitutional: References Committee from 16.8.05 to 11.9.06; Economics from 11.9.06 to 14.5.09; Economics: Legislation and References Committees from 14.5.09 to 2.2.10.
  • Senate Select: Fuel and Energy from 26.6.08 to 18.3.10.
  • Joint Standing: National Capital and External Territories from 16.8.05 to 11.3.10.
  • Joint Select: Parliamentary Budget Office from 23.11.10 to 23.3.11; Broadcasting Legislation from 14.3.13 to 24.6.13.

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Conferences, delegations and visits

  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, September-October 2008.
  • Official visit to Italy, October 2010.

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Parliamentary party positions

  • Leader of The Nationals in the Senate from 17.9.08 to 8.8.13.
  • Federal Parliamentary Deputy Leader, The Nationals from 13.9.13.
  • Member, Opposition Shadow Ministry from 8.12.09 to 18.9.13. Shadow Minister for Finance and Debt Reduction from 8.12.09 to 25.3.10; Shadow Minister for Regional Development, Infrastructure and Water from 25.3.10 to 14.9.10; Shadow Minister for Regional Development, Local Government and Water from 14.9.10 to 18.9.13.

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Party positions

  • Chair, National Party Charleville Branch 1995.
  • Vice-Chair, National Party Warrego Electorate Council 1995.
  • Delegate, The Nationals' State Conference (Qld) from 1995.
  • Delegate, The Nationals' Central Council from 2000.
  • Member, The Nationals' State Management Committee 2002-05.
  • Assistant Treasurer, The Nationals (Qld) 2002-05; Acting Treasurer 2004.
  • Member, National Party Federal Council 2002.
  • Chair, The Nationals' St George Branch 2003-05.

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Personal

  • Born 17.4.1967, Tamworth, NSW.
  • Married.

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Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament

  • BFA (UNE), CPA, FCPA.
  • Farm worker 1989-91.
  • Accountant 1991-94.
  • Rural banker 1994-98.
  • Self-employed accountant 1998-2005.

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Military Service

  • Royal Queensland Regiment 1995-2003.

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Electorate

  • Description: rural.

    Location: northern New South Wales highlands; it includes the centres of Armidale, Barraba, Bundarra, Deepwater, Glen Innes, Gunnedah, Guyra, Inverell, Manilla, Quirindi, Tamworth, Tenterfield, Uralla, Walcha, Werris Creek and parts of Delungra and Urbenville.

    Area: 59 344 sq km (approx.).

    Electors enrolled: 102 116 (at 7.9.13).

    Industries: cattle, sheep, grain, forestry, dairying, oats, maize, fruit, vegetables, tin-mining, bricks, trout hatchery, tourism, concrete pipe works, leather goods, tannery, gemstones, tobacco, lucerne, honey, grain processing, rubber industry, plaster works and concrete. The electorate also includes the University of New England.
    State electorates: New England includes parts of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly electorates of Lismore, Northern Tablelands, Tamworth and Upper Hunter.

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Honours

  • Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary Foundation.

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