Speeches First speech Browse all speeches (Hansard) Biography Parliamentary service Elected to the House of Representatives for Mallee, Victoria, 2013. Re-elected 2016. Retired prior to general elections 2019. Ministerial appointments Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister from 28.8.2018 to 18.12.2018. Committee service Joint Standing: Treaties from 4.12.2013 to 2.2.2016; National Broadband Network from 14.9.2016 to 28.8.2018. House of Representatives Standing: Environment from 4.12.2013 to 9.9.2015; Environment from 14.9.2015 to 9.5.2016; Agriculture and Water Resources from 14.9.2016 to 11.4.2019; Communications and the Arts from 14.9.2016 to 11.4.2019; Environment and Energy from 14.9.2016 to 11.9.2018 (Chair from 14.9.2016 to 28.8.2018). Personal Born 2.7.1975, Carnarvon, AustraliaMarried Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament Australian Nuffield Scholar in Agriculture.Wheat and sheep farmer from 1994.President of the Farmers Federation (Vic.) from 2009 to 2012. Electorate Name: MalleeLocation: north-western Victoria; it includes the centres of Horsham, Kerang, Mildura, St Arnaud, Stawell, Swan Hill and Warracknabeal.Area: 73,879 Sq kmElectors enrolled: 99,324 (at 2.7.2016)Industries: dried fruit, citrus, stone fruit, wheat and cereals, wool, sheep, vegetables, vineyards, olive oil, dairying, beef cattle, meat works, mining and flour milling. Includes: Mallee includes the Victorian Legislative Assembly electorate of Mildura, and parts of Lowan, Murray Plains and Ripon.