Senator the Hon Nigel Scullion

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

Connect with Senator the Hon Nigel Scullion

Email
nigel.scullion@ia.pm.gov.au
Websites
Personal website
Party website

Alternative URL

https://www.aph.gov.au/Senator_Scullion

State/Territory

NT map

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.