Hon Dr David Gillespie MP

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Member for Lyne, New South Wales

Positions
Chair of Standing Committee on Communications and the Arts
Party
The Nationals
Chamber
House of Representatives

Seating Plan

Seating map

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

Shops 2 & 3
43 High Street
Wauchope, NSW, 2446

Postal address

PO Box 244
Wauchope, NSW, 2446

Telephone:
(02) 6557 8910
Fax:
(02) 6586 0934

Parliament Office

PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 4960
Fax:
(02) 6277 2856

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Lyne, New South Wales, 2013. Re-elected 2016 and 2019.
Ministerial appointments
  • Assistant Minister for Rural Health from 19.7.2016 to 24.1.2017.
  • Assistant Minister for Health from 24.1.2017 to 20.12.2017.
  • Assistant Minister for Children and Families from 20.12.2017 to 28.8.2018.
Committee service
  • Joint Statutory: Human Rights from 4.12.2013 to 9.5.2016; Public Accounts and Audit from 22.10.2015 to 9.5.2016; Public Accounts and Audit from 4.7.2019.
  • Joint Standing: National Disability Insurance Scheme from 4.12.2013 to 9.5.2016.
  • House of Representatives Standing: Health from 9.9.2015 to 9.5.2016; Privileges and Members' Interests from 24.2.2016 to 9.5.2016; Agriculture and Water Resources from 10.9.2018 to 11.4.2019; Industry, Innovation, Science and Resources from 10.9.2018 to 11.4.2019; Environment and Energy from 12.2.2019 (Chair from 12.2.2019 to 11.4.2019); Communications and the Arts from 4.7.2019 (Chair from 24.7.2019).
Personal
  • Born 20.12.1957, Canberra, Australia
  • Married
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • MBBS (University of Sydney)
  • FRACP (Royal Australasian College of Physicians)
  • Cattle producer
  • Small business manager and company director
  • Gastroenterologist and consultant physician 1991-2013
  • Director of Physician Training, Port Macquarie Base Hospital 1997-2010
Electorate
  • Description: Lyne
  • Location: mid-north coast of New South Wales; it includes the centres of Bonny Hills, Bulahdelah, Dungog, Forster, Gloucester, Gresford, Harrington, Hawks Nest, Lake Cathie, Lansdowne, Laurieton, Nabiac, North Haven, Old Bar, Paterson, Smiths Lake, Stroud, Taree and Wauchope.
  • Area: 16,099 Sq km
  • Electors enrolled: 111,790 (at 2.7.2016)
  • Industries: timber, beef/dairy cattle, mixed farming, fishing and oyster farming, boat building, engineering, mining and tourism.
  • Electorate: Lyne includes parts of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly electorates of Myall Lakes, Oxley, Port Macquarie and Upper Hunter.