Mr Tony Windsor MP


Former Member

House of Representatives


Parliamentary service
  • State: elected to the New South Wales Legislative Assembly for Tamworth 25.5.1991. Resigned 16.10.2001.
  • Federal: elected to the House of Representatives for New England, New South Wales, 2001, 2004, 2007 and 2010. Retired prior to general elections 2013.
Parliamentary positions
  • Member, Speaker's Panel from 16.2.12 to 5.8.13.
Committee service
  • State: Member, Standing Committee on Public Works from 3.6.99 to 16.10.01.
  • Federal: House of Representatives Standing: Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry from 20.3.02 to 17.10.07; Primary Industries and Resources from 11.3.08 to 19.7.10; Regional Australia from 25.10.10 to 5.8.13; Privileges and Members' Interests from 25.10.10 to 5.8.13.
  • Joint Select: Australia's Clean Energy Future Legislation from 15.9.11 to 7.10.11; Constitutional Recognition of Local Government from 26.11.12 to 5.8.13.
Conferences, delegations and visits
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Republic of Korea, February-March 2010.
  • Born 2.9.1950, Quirindi, NSW.
  • Married.
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • BEc (UNE).
  • Farmer.
  • Member, NSW Legislative Assembly 1991-2001 (see Parliamentary service above).
  • 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: 99 677 (at 21.8.10).
  • 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, Oxley, Tamworth and Upper Hunter.