Hon Dr John McVeigh MP

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Member for Groom, Queensland

Positions
Chair of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works
Party
Liberal Party of Australia
Chamber
House of Representatives

Seating Plan

Seating map

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

216 Margaret Street
(Cnr Duggan Street)
Toowoomba, QLD, 4350

Postal address

P.O. Box 777
Toowoomba, QLD, 4350

Telephone:
(07) 4632 4144
Fax:
(07) 4638 2147

Parliament Office

PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 4277
Fax:
(02) 6277 8564

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Groom, Queensland, 2016..
Ministerial appointments
  • Cabinet Minister from 20.12.2017 to 28.8.2018
  • Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government from 20.12.2017 to 28.8.2018
Committee service
  • Joint Standing: Public Accounts and Audit from 14.09.2016; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 14.09.2016; National Capital and External Territories from 10.09.2018; Public Works from 10.09.2018 (Chair from 13.09.2018).
  • Joint Select: Constitutional Recognition relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples from 10.09.2018.
  • House of Representatives Standing: Agriculture and Water Resources from 14.09.2016; Industry, Innovation, Science and Resources from 14.09.2016; Indigenous Affairs from 11.09.2018.
  • House of Representatives Select: Regional Development and Decentralisation from 13.06.2017 (Chair from 13.06.2017 to 20.12.2017).
Party positions
  • Member, Liberal National Party of Queensland
  • President, Young Nationals Townsville Branch 1987-88
Personal
  • Born 13.05.1965, Allora, Australia.
  • Married
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • B.Bus (Marketing and Economics)(USQ)
  • Dip. Export, (AIEx)
  • M.BA (Bond)
  • Ph.D (Agribusiness Management)(UQ)
  • Graduate Executive Trainee, Bank of Queensland, 1986
  • Sales Representative, Elders Pastoral 1986-88
  • Marketing Coordinator, Cargill Seeds Australia 1988-90
  • Market Development Officer, Queensland Department of Primary Industries and International Food Institute of Queensland, 1990-92
  • Managing Director, Ellis Foster McVeigh Pty Ltd (Management Consultants), 1992-2008
Local government service
  • Councillor, Toowoomba Regional Council from 2008 to 2012
  • Chair, Toowoomba Regional Council Audit Committee from 2008 to 2012
  • Corporate Services Portfolio Chair, Toowoomba Regional Council from 2008 to 2012
  • Elected to the Queensland Legislative Assembly, for Toowoomba South from 24.3.2012 to 29.4.2016, when resigned
  • Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry from 03.04.2012 to 13.02.2015
  • Shadow Minister for Science, Information Technology and Innovation from 20.02.2015 to 29.04.2016
Electorate
  • Description: Provincial
  • Location: south-east Queensland, west of Brisbane; it includes the city of Toowoomba and the towns of Oakey and Pittsworth.
  • Area: 5594 Sq km
  • Electors enrolled: 101512 (at 02.07.2016)
  • Industries: agriculture, retailing, food processing, education, health and community services. Groom also includes the Army Aviation Centre in Oakey.