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Mr Pat Conaghan MP

Mr Pat Conaghan MP

Member for Cowper, New South Wales

Positions
Chair of Standing Committee on Industry, Innovation, Science and Resources
Party
The Nationals
Chamber
House of Representatives

Seating Plan

Seating map

Electorate Office 1

(Principal Office)

Level 4, 41-47 Horton Street
Port Macquarie, NSW, 2444

Postal address

PO Box 345, Palm Court Centre
Port Macquarie, NSW, 2444

Telephone:
(02) 6583 8387

Electorate Office 2

Suite 33, Level 1 Jetty Village
361 Harbour Drive
Coffs Harbour, NSW, 2450

Telephone:
(02) 5507 9555

Parliament Office

PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 4446
Fax:
(02) 6277 8474

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Cowper, New South Wales, 2019.
Committee service
  • Joint Statutory: Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity from 4.7.2019; Law Enforcement (formerly National Crime Authority from 15.6.1984 to 1.1.2003 and Australian Crime Commission from 1.1.2003 to 24.11.2010) from 4.7.2019.
  • Joint Standing: Electoral Matters from 7.12.2020.
  • Joint Select: Road Safety from 24.10.2019 to 9.11.2020 (Chair from 26.2.2020 to 9.11.2020); Road Safety from 13.5.2021 to 26.8.2021 (Chair from 26.5.2021 to 26.8.2021).
  • House of Representatives Standing: Industry, Innovation, Science and Resources from 4.7.2019 (Chair from 25.8.2021).
Party positions
  • Secretary of the Coalition Policy Committee on Infrastructure, Regional Development and Population from 4.7.2019.
  • Member of the Coalition Policy Committee on Health and Aged Care from 4.7.2019.
  • Member of the Nationals Policy and Initiative Committee from 4.7.2019.
Personal
  • Born 31.1.1971, Kempsey, Australia
  • Married
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • LLB (University of New England).
  • DipLegPrac (College of Law, NSW).
  • Constable in the Police Force (NSW) from 1990 to 1993.
  • Crime Squad Police Detective (NSW) from 1993 to 1997.
  • Police Force Prosecutor (NSW) from 1997 to 2001.
  • Solicitor from 2001 to 2019.
Local Government service
  • Councillor, North Sydney Local Council from 2003 to 2007.
Electorate
  • Name: Cowper
  • Location: Cowper covers an area from Port Macquarie in the south to Coffs Harbour in the north. The main towns include Bellingen, Bowraville, Coffs Harbour, Crescent Head, Dorrigo, Gladstone, Hat Head, Kempsey, Macksville, Nambucca Heads, Sawtell, South West Rocks, Port Macquarie, Ulong and Urunga.
  • Area: 7,296 Sq km
  • Electors enrolled: 124,340 (at 7.6.2019)
  • Industries: Fishing, forestry, agriculture, bananas, dairy cattle and tourism.