Speeches First speech Browse all speeches (Hansard) Biography Parliamentary service Elected to the House of Representatives for Moncrieff, Queensland, 2001. Re-elected 2004, 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016. Retired prior to general elections 2019. Ministerial appointments Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer from 18.9.2013 to 23.12.2014.Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Foreign Affairs from 23.12.2014 to 21.9.2015.Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Trade and Investment from 23.12.2014 to 21.9.2015.Minister for International Development and the Pacific from 21.9.2015 to 18.2.2016.Minister for Trade and Investment from 18.2.2016 to 19.7.2016.Cabinet Minister from 18.2.2016 to 2.3.2019.Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment from 19.7.2016 to 28.8.2018.Minister for Defence Industry from 28.8.2018 to 2.3.2019. Committee service Joint Statutory: Corporations and Financial Services from 20.3.2002 to 31.8.2004; Public Accounts and Audit from 20.3.2002 to 31.8.2004; Intelligence and Security from 9.12.2005 to 17.10.2007. Joint Standing: Treaties from 20.3.2002 to 31.8.2004; Electoral Matters from 1.12.2004 to 17.10.2007. Joint Select: Gambling Reform from 21.10.2010 to 24.6.2013. House of Representatives Standing: Communications, Information Technology and the Arts from 20.3.2002 to 31.8.2004; Economics, Finance and Public Administration from 1.12.2004 to 17.10.2007; Members' Interests from 1.12.2004 to 17.10.2007; Economics from 28.8.2008 to 10.11.2008; Family, Community, Housing and Youth from 3.2.2010 to 19.7.2010; Economics from 25.10.2010 to 13.9.2011; Economics from 7.2.2012 to 5.8.2013. Parliamentary party positions Shadow Minister for Small Business, the Service Economy and Tourism from 6.12.2007 to 22.9.2008.Shadow Minister for Small Business, Independent Contractors, Tourism and the Arts from 22.9.2008 to 8.12.2009.Shadow Minister for Tourism and the Arts from 8.12.2009 to 14.9.2010.Shadow Minister for Youth and Sport from 8.12.2009 to 14.9.2010. Party positions Member of the Liberal Party from 1992.Officeholder in Liberal Party Branch and Campaign Committees from 1992 to 2002.Delegate to the Liberal Party State Council from 1993 to 2002.Delegate to the Liberal Party State Convention from 1993 to 2002.Delegate to the Liberal Party Federal Convention from 1998 to 2000.Delegate to the Liberal Party Federal Council from 1998 to 2000.Member of the Liberal Party Policy Committee (Qld.),1998.Member of the Coalition Joint Policy Committee (Qld.), 1998.Member of the Liberal Party Development Committee from 1998 to 2001.Member of the Liberal Party Management Committee, 1999.President of the Young Liberals (Qld.), 1999.Member of the Liberal Party State Executive (Qld.), 1999.Member of the Liberal Party Constitutional Review Committee from 2000 to 2001.Life Member of the Liberal Party from 2001.Delegate to the Liberal Party Federal Council, 2002.Delegate to the Liberal Party Federal Convention, 2002. Personal Born 29.5.1974, Mareeba, AustraliaMarried Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament BCom (Bond University).LLB (Bond University).LLM (Queensland University of Technology).Senior Associate at the Australasian Institute of Banking and Finance.Consultant at Coopers and Lybrand from 1996 to 1997.Senior Consultant at Pricewaterhouse Coopers from 1998 to 2000.Adviser to Senator B Mason from 2000 to 2001. Electorate Name: MoncrieffLocation: south-east Queensland, northern part of the Gold Coast and hinterland; it includes the suburbs of Ashmore, Benowa, Broadbeach, Broadbeach Waters, Bundall, Carrara, Main Beach, Mermaid Beach, Mermaid Waters and Surfers Paradise as well as parts of Miami, Nerang, Southport and Worongary.Area: 92 Sq kmElectors enrolled: 102,982 (at 2.7.2016)Industries: tourism and associated industries. Includes: Moncrieff includes the Queensland Legislative Assembly electorate of Surfers Paradise and parts of Burleigh, Gaven, Mermaid Beach, Mudgeeraba and Southport.