Senator the Hon Nigel Scullion

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Senator for Northern Territory

Positions
Minister for Indigenous Affairs
Leader of The Nationals in the Senate
Party
Country Liberal Party
Chamber
Senate

Seating Plan

Seating map

Electorate Office 1

(Principal Office)

Unit 1, 229 McMillans Road
Jingili, NT, 0810

Postal address

PO Box 40021
Casuarina, NT, 0811

Telephone:
(08) 8948 3555
Fax:
(08) 8948 3544

Electorate Office 2

Ministerial Office: 1/82 Todd Street
Alice Springs, NT, 0870

Postal address

PO Box 4449
Alice Springs, NT, 0870

Telephone:
(08) 8952 1131
Fax:
(08) 8952 1195

Parliament Office

PO Box 6100
Senate
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 7780
Fax:
(02) 6273 7096

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the Senate for the Northern Territory 2001, 2004, 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016 (Territory Senators serve for the same term as the House of Representatives).
Ministerial appointments
  • Minister for Community Services from 30.1.07 to 3.12.07.
  • Minister for Indigenous Affairs from 18.9.13.
Committee service
  • Senate Standing: Library from 14.2.02 to 16.8.05; Publications from 28.8.02 to 16.8.05.
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Legal and Constitutional: Legislation Committee from 13.2.02 to 11.9.06 and References Committee from 14.2.02 to 16.8.05; Legal and Constitutional Affairs from 11.9.06 to 8.2.07; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade: Legislation and References Committees from 11.8.05 to 16.8.05.
  • Senate Select: Administration of Indigenous Affairs from 17.6.04 to 8.3.05; Mental Health from 10.3.05 to 28.4.06; Regional and Remote Indigenous Communities from 20.3.08 to 24.9.10.
  • Joint Statutory: Public Accounts and Audit from 14.2.02 to 16.8.05; Native Title and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Land Account from 1.7.02 to 23.3.06.
  • Joint Standing: National Capital and External Territories from 1.7.02 to 16.8.05 and from 7.9.09 to 27.10.09; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 16.8.05 to 8.2.07.
  • Joint Select: Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples from 29.11.12 to 5.8.13.
Parliamentary party positions
  • The Nationals Party Whip in the Senate from 7.2.06 to 6.2.07.
  • Deputy Leader of The Nationals in the Senate from 7.2.07 to 3.12.07.
  • Leader of The Nationals in the Senate from 3.12.07 to 17.9.08 and from 13.9.13.
  • Federal Parliamentary Deputy Leader, The Nationals from 3.12.07 to 13.9.13.
  • Member, Opposition Shadow Ministry from 6.12.07 to 18.9.13. Shadow Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry from 6.12.07 to 22.9.08; Shadow Minister for Human Services from 22.9.08 to 8.12.09; Shadow Minister for Indigenous Affairs from 8.12.09 to 18.9.13.
Party positions
  • Member, Country Liberal Party Management Committee.
Personal
  • Born 4.5.1956, London, UK.
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • Graduate, Australian Rural Leadership Program.
  • Master Class 5 (Trading and Fishing).
  • Professional fisherman and owner/operator of various marine service industries.
  • Field assistant, geophysical observer and managerial positions in the mining industry.
  • Company director.
  • Chair, Northern Territory Seafood Council 1994-2001.
  • Chair, Northern Territory Seafood and Maritime Training Advisory Board 1994-98.
  • Chair, Australian Seafood Industry Council 1996-2001.
  • Deputy Chair, International Coalition of Fisheries Association 1998; Chair 1999.