Senator the Hon Matthew Canavan

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Senator for Queensland

Positions
Minister for Resources and Northern Australia
Party
The Nationals
Chamber
Senate

Seating Plan

Seating map

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

Ground Floor
34 East Street
Rockhampton, QLD, 4700

Postal address

PO Box 737
Rockhampton, QLD, 4700

Telephone:
(07) 4927 2003
Fax:
(07) 4927 2004
Toll Free:
1300 301 887

Parliament Office

PO Box 6100
Senate
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 7180
Fax:

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the Senate for Queensland 2013. (term ended 2016-07-02). Re-elected 2016 (term began 2016-07-02).
Ministerial appointments
  • Minister for Northern Australia from 18.2.16 to 19.7.16
  • Minister for Resources and Northern Australia from 19.7.16 to 25.7.17
  • Cabinet Minister from 19.07.2016 to 25.07.2017
  • Cabinet Minister from 27.10.2017
  • Minister for Resources and Northern Australia from 27.10.17
Committee service
  • Senate Select: Abbott Government's Budget Cuts from 17.07.2014 to 11.08.2015; Wind Turbines from 27.11.2014 to 03.08.2015; Murray-Darling Basin Plan from 25.06.2015 to 23.02.2016; Scrutiny of Government Budget Measures from 11.08.2015 to 09.05.2016; Unconventional Gas Mining from 12.11.2015 to 23.02.2016.
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Abbott Government's Budget Cuts from 17.07.2014 to 11.08.2015; Wind Turbines from 27.11.2014 to 03.08.2015; Murray-Darling Basin Plan from 25.06.2015 to 23.02.2016; Scrutiny of Government Budget Measures from 11.08.2015 to 09.05.2016; Unconventional Gas Mining from 12.11.2015 to 23.02.2016.
  • Joint Statutory: Abbott Government's Budget Cuts from 17.07.2014 to 11.08.2015; Wind Turbines from 27.11.2014 to 03.08.2015; Murray-Darling Basin Plan from 25.06.2015 to 23.02.2016; Scrutiny of Government Budget Measures from 11.08.2015 to 09.05.2016; Unconventional Gas Mining from 12.11.2015 to 23.02.2016.
  • Joint Standing: Abbott Government's Budget Cuts from 17.07.2014 to 11.08.2015; Wind Turbines from 27.11.2014 to 03.08.2015; Murray-Darling Basin Plan from 25.06.2015 to 23.02.2016; Scrutiny of Government Budget Measures from 11.08.2015 to 09.05.2016; Unconventional Gas Mining from 12.11.2015 to 23.02.2016.
  • Joint Select: Abbott Government's Budget Cuts from 17.07.2014 to 11.08.2015; Wind Turbines from 27.11.2014 to 03.08.2015; Murray-Darling Basin Plan from 25.06.2015 to 23.02.2016; Scrutiny of Government Budget Measures from 11.08.2015 to 09.05.2016; Unconventional Gas Mining from 12.11.2015 to 23.02.2016.
Parliamentary party positions
  • The Nationals Party Whip in the Senate from 10.9.15 to 9.5.16
Personal
  • Born 17.12.1980, Southport, Australia.
  • Married
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • B.Ec (Hons)(Qld)
  • B.A (Qld)
  • Senior Research Economist, Productivity Commission 2003-08
  • Senior Executive, KPMG 2008-09
  • Director, Productivity Commission 2009-10
  • Chief of Staff to Senator BTG Joyce 2010-13