Hon Damian Drum MP

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Member for Nicholls, Victoria

Positions
Chief Nationals Whip
Party
The Nationals
Chamber
House of Representatives

Seating Plan

Seating map

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

80 Wyndham Street
Shepparton, VIC, 3630

Postal address

80 Wyndham Street
Shepparton, VIC, 3630

Telephone:
(03) 5821 5371

Parliament Office

PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 4068
Fax:
(02) 6277 8534

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • State: Deputy Leader of the Nationals in the Legislative Council from December 2002 to March 2014.
  • Federal: Elected to the House of Representatives for Murray, Victoria, 2016. Elected to the House of Representatives for Nicholls, Victoria following electoral redistribution, 2019.
Ministerial appointments
  • Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister from 20.12.2017 to 5.3.2018.
Committee service
  • Joint Standing: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 14.9.2016 to 20.12.2017; Migration from 14.9.2016 to 1.7.2019; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 13.8.2018.
  • House of Representatives Standing: Health, Aged Care and Sport from 14.9.2016 to 20.12.2017; Health, Aged Care and Sport from 10.9.2018 to 11.4.2019; Communications and the Arts from 4.7.2019; House from 4.7.2019; Selection from 4.7.2019.
  • House of Representatives Select: Regional Development and Decentralisation from 13.6.2017 to 20.12.2017; Regional Development and Decentralisation from 26.3.2018 to 28.6.2018 (Chair from 28.3.2018 to 28.6.2018).
Parliamentary party positions
  • Nationals Chief Whip in the House of Representatives from 2.7.2019.
Personal
  • Born 28.7.1960, Shepparton, Australia
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • Qualification in Carpentry and Joinery
  • Proprietor, Garages 'N' Sheds, 1987-93
  • Assistant Coach, Sydney Football Club, 1994-98
  • Senior Coach, Fremantle Football Club, 1999-2001
  • Member, Victorian Legislative Council (North Western and Northern Victoria), 2002-16
Local government service
  • Deputy Leader of the Nationals in the Legislative Council from December 2002 to March 2014.
  • The Nationals Whip in the Legislative Council from December 2002 to November 2014
  • Elected to the Victorian Legislative Council for North Western, 2002.
  • Elected to the Victorian Legislative Council for Northern Victoria, 2006. Resigned 26.5.2016 to contest the House of Representatives division of Murray, Victoria.
  • Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Development from December 2010 to March 2014.
  • Minister for Sport and Recreation from March 2014 to December 2014.
  • Minister for Veterans' Affairs from March 2014 to December 2014.
  • Leader of the Nationals in the Legislative Council from March 2014 to May 2016.
Electorate
  • Description: Murray
  • Location: Northern Victoria; it includes the towns of Shepparton and Echuca and centres of Avenel, Boort, Bridgewater, Cobram, Euroa, Kyabram, Mooroopna, Murchison, Nagambie, Nathalia, Numurkah, Rochester, Rushworth, Tatura, Violet Town, Wedderburn and Yarrawonga.
  • Area: 19,500 Sq km
  • Electors enrolled: 104,359 (at 2.7.2016)
  • Industries: sheep, wheat, dairy, viticulture and fruit processing industries.
  • Electorate: Murray includes the Victorian Legislative Assembly electorate of Shepparton, and parts of Bendigo East, Euroa, Murray Valley, Ovens Valley and Swan Hill.