Senator John Williams

Senator for New South Wales

Positions
Nationals Whip in the Senate
Party
The Nationals
Chamber
Senate

Seating Plan

Seating map

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

State/Territory

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Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the Senate for New South Wales 2007 (term began 1.7.2008), 2013 and 2016.
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 and from 1.9.16; Scrutiny of Bills from 1.7.14 to 9.5.16 and from 1.9.16 (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; Education and Employment Legislation from 1.9.16.
  • 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 and from 12.9.16; Intelligence and Security from 25.11.14 to 9.5.16; Public Works from 4.2.16 to 9.5.16 and from 12.9.16.
  • Joint Standing: Migration from 2.12.13 to 1.7.14; Parliamentary Library from 2.12.13 to 1.7.14; National Broadband Network from 15.9.16.
Parliamentary party positions
  • The Nationals Party Whip in the Senate from 22.9.08 to 13.9.13 and from 1.9.16.
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.