Speeches First speech Browse all speeches (Hansard) Biography Parliamentary service Elected to the House of Representatives for Dawson, Queensland, 2010. Re-elected 2013, 2016 and 2019. Retired prior to general elections 2022 to contest election to the Senate for Queensland. Committee service House of Representatives Standing: Agriculture, Resources, Fisheries and Forestry served from 25.10.2010 to 5.8.2013; Social Policy and Legal Affairs served as Chair from 4.12.2013 to 9.5.2016; Selection served from 4.12.2013 to 9.5.2016; Publications served from 14.9.2016 to 11.4.2019; Social Policy and Legal Affairs served from 14.9.2016 to 11.4.2019; Industry, Innovation, Science and Resources served from 30.5.2018 to 11.4.2019Joint Select: Australia's Clean Energy Future Legislation served from 13.9.2011 to 7.10.2011; Northern Australia served from 9.12.2013 to 9.5.2016Joint Standing: Parliamentary Library served from 25.10.2010 to 5.8.2013; Northern Australia served from 23.7.2019 to 11.4.2022; Trade and Investment Growth served from 23.7.2019 to 24.7.2019; Trade and Investment Growth served as Chair from 25.7.2019 to 8.2.2022Joint Statutory: Broadcasting of Parliamentary Proceedings served from 14.9.2016 to 11.4.2022 Parliamentary party positions Nationals Whip in the House of Representatives from 17.10.2013 to 9.5.2016.Nationals Chief Whip in the House of Representatives from 30.8.2016 to 2.3.2017. Party positions Member of the Nationals (Qld.) from 1993 to 2008.Member of the Young Nationals (Qld.) from 1993 to 2008.President of the Young Nationals (Qld.) from 2003 to 2004.Vice-President of the Nationals Mackay Zone (Qld.) from 2007 to 2008.Member of the Liberal National Party (Qld.) from 2008 to 2022.Secretary of the Liberal National Party Central Queensland Region from 2008 to 2009. Personal Born 30.6.1978, Mackay, AustraliaSingle Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament BComms(Journ) (Central Queensland University).Printing factory worker, 2000.Journalist, 2000.Press secretary from 2001 to 2004.Councillor from 2004 to 2010.Newspaper editor and publisher from 2005 to 2008. Local Government service Councillor, City of Mackay Council from 2004 to 2008.Councillor, Mackay Regional Council from 2008 to 2010. Electorate Name: DawsonLocation: The Division of Dawson consists of: part of the Burdekin Shire Council, part of the Mackay Regional Council, part of the Townsville City Council, and part of the Whitsunday Regional Council.Area: 14,630 Sq kmElectors enrolled: 105,248 (at 8.6.2019)Industries: Various small crops, prawn and fish farms, sugar growing and refining, beef cattle, coal mining related industries, abattoirs and tourism.