Hon Damian Drum MP

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Member for Murray, Victoria

Party
The Nationals
Chamber
House of Representatives

Seating Plan

Seating map

Parliament Office

PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 4031
Fax:
(02) 6277 8534

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Murray, Victoria, 2016..
Ministerial appointments
  • Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister from 20.12.17 to 05.03.2018
Committee service
  • Joint Standing: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 14.09.2016 to 20.12.2017; Migration from 14.09.2016; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 13.08.2018.
  • House of Representatives Standing: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 14.09.2016 to 20.12.2017; Migration from 14.09.2016; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 13.08.2018.
  • House of Representatives Select: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 14.09.2016 to 20.12.2017; Migration from 14.09.2016; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 13.08.2018.
Personal
  • Born 28.07.1960, Shepparton, Australia.
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • Qualified Carpenter and Joiner
  • 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 (Legislative Council) from December 2002 to March 2014
  • The Nationals Whip (Legislative Council) from December 2002 to November 2014
  • Elected to the Victorian Legislative Council, for North Western from 30.11.2002 to 24.11.2006
  • Elected to the Victorian Legislative Council, for Northern Victoria from 25.11.2006 to 26.5.2016, when resigned
  • Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Development from December 2010 to March 2014
  • 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 (Legislative Council) from March 2014 to May 2016
  • Minister for Sport and Recreation from March 2014 to December 2014
  • Minister for Veterans' Affairs from March 2014 to December 2014
Electorate
  • Description: Rural
  • 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: 19500 Sq km
  • Electors enrolled: 104359 (at 02.07.2016)
  • 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.