Hon Mal Brough MP


Former Member

Liberal Party of Australia
House of Representatives


Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Longman, Queensland, 1996, 1998, 2001 and 2004. Defeated at general elections 2007.
  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Fisher, Queensland, 2013. Retired prior to general elections 2016.
Ministerial appointments
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Employment, Workplace Relations and Small Business from 16.2.00 to 30.1.01.
  • Minister for Employment Services from 14.2.01 to 18.7.04.
  • Minister Assisting the Minister for Defence from 7.10.03 to 18.7.04.
  • Minister for Revenue and Assistant Treasurer from 18.7.04 to 27.1.06.
  • Minister for Families and Community Services and Indigenous Affairs from 27.1.06 to 3.12.07.
  • Special Minister of State from 21.9.15 to 18.2.16. [Stood aside on 29.12.2015].
  • Minister for Defence Materiel and Science from 21.9.15 to 18.2.16.
Committee service
  • House of Representatives Standing: Employment, Education and Training from 30.5.96 to 31.8.98; Industry, Science and Resources from 21.6.99 to 8.3.00; Infrastructure and Communications from 4.12.13 to 24.9.14.
  • Joint Statutory: Public Accounts and Audit from 8.12.98 to 7.3.00.
  • Joint Standing: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 18.6.96 to 31.8.98; National Disability Insurance Scheme from 4.12.13 to 12.10.15 (Chair from.11.2.14 to 12.10.15).
Party positions
  • State President, Liberal Party (Qld) 2008.
  • Member, Liberal Party Kawana Branch.
  • Born 29.12.1961, Brisbane, Qld.
  • Married.
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • Military service 1979-87.
  • Private sector business 1988-96.
  • Description: rural.
  • Location: central and southern Sunshine Coast north of Brisbane; it includes the centres of Beerburrum, Beerwah, Caloundra, Kawana, Landsborough, Maleny, Minyama, Montville and Sippy Downs. It also includes Glass House Mountains.
  • Area: 1170 sq km (approx.).
  • Electors enrolled: 88 383 (at 7.9.13).
  • Industries: tourism, service industries, education, pineapple, orchard and flower crops, dairy and beef cattle farming, and horse racing.
  • State electorates: Fisher includes the Queensland Legislative Assembly electorates of Caloundra and Kawana, and parts of Glass House, Maroochydore and Nicklin.