Hon Joel Fitzgibbon MP

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Member for Hunter, New South Wales

Party
Australian Labor Party
Chamber
House of Representatives

Seating Plan

Seating map

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

3 Edward Street
Cessnock, NSW, 2325

Postal address

PO Box 526
Cessnock, NSW, 2325

Telephone:
(02) 4991 1022
Fax:
(02) 4991 2322

Parliament Office

PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 4550
Fax:
(02) 6277 8556

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Hunter, New South Wales, 1996.. Re-elected 1998, 2001, 2004, 2007, 2010, 2013 and ar)..
Parliamentary appointments
  • Trustee, Parliamentary Retiring Allowances Trust from 19.10.10
Ministerial appointments
  • Minister for Defence from 3.12.07 to 9.6.09
  • Cabinet Minister from 03.12.2007 to 24.06.2010
  • Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry from 1.7.13 to 18.9.13
Committee service
  • Joint Statutory: Public Accounts from 29.05.1996 to 01.01.1998; Public Accounts and Audit from 01.01.1998 to 31.08.1998.
  • Joint Standing: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 15.06.2009 to 05.08.2013.
  • Joint Select: Retailing Sector from 09.02.1999 to 30.08.1999.
  • House of Representatives Standing: Primary Industries, Resources and Rural and Regional Affairs from 29.05.1996 to 31.08.1998; Industry and Resources from 21.10.2002 to 31.08.2004; Economics, Finance and Public Administration from 02.12.2004 to 07.02.2007; Economics from 15.06.2009 to 19.07.2010; Employment and Workplace Relations from 11.02.2010 to 19.07.2010; Selection from 30.09.2010 to 14.05.2013; House from 25.10.2010 to 05.08.2013; Appropriations and Administration from 25.10.2010 to 05.08.2013; Procedure from 25.10.2010 to 14.05.2013; Regional Australia from 09.05.2012 to 06.02.2013; Economics from 20.09.2012 to 05.08.2013; Publications from 14.05.2013 to 05.08.2013; Agriculture and Industry from 04.12.2013 to 09.05.2016; Privileges and Members' Interests from 04.12.2013 to 09.05.2016; Selection from 04.12.2013 to 09.05.2016; Privileges and Members' Interests from 10.10.2016; Agriculture and Water Resources from 15.06.2017 to 10.09.2018.
Parliamentary party positions
  • Shadow Minister for Small Business and Tourism from 20.10.1998 to 25.11.2001
  • Shadow Minister for Resources from 25.11.01 to 8.12.03
  • Shadow Minister for Tourism from 2.7.03 to 8.12.03
  • Shadow Minister for Mining, Energy and Forestry from 8.12.03 to 26.10.04
  • Shadow Minister for Banking and Financial Services from 26.10.04 to 24.06.05
  • Assistant Shadow Treasurer and Revenue from 26.10.04 to 24.06.05
  • Shadow Minister for Small Business and Competition from 24.6.05 to 10.12.06
  • Shadow Minister for Defence from 10.12.06 to 3.12.07
  • Chief Government Whip from 27.9.10 to 13.5.13
  • Shadow Minister for Agriculture from 18.10.13 to 13.10.15
  • Shadow Minister for Rural Affairs from 1.7.14 to 23.07.16
  • Shadow Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry from 13.10.15
  • Shadow Minister for Rural and Regional Australia from 23.07.16
Party positions
  • Delegate, NSW Young Labor 1985-86
  • Senior Vice-President, ALP Cessnock Branch 1985-96
  • Delegate, Cessnock State Electorate Council 1986-96
  • Secretary, Hunter Federal Electorate Council 1990-96
  • Delegate, ALP State Conference (NSW) from 1990
  • Campaign Director, NSW State Elections 1991 and 1995
Personal
  • Born 16.01.1962, Bellingen, Australia.
  • Married
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (Ncle)
  • Part-time TAFE lecturer
  • Small business operator
  • Automotive electrician 1978-90
  • Electorate officer to EJ Fitzgibbon, MP 1990-96
Local government service
  • Councillor, Cessnock City Council from 1987 to 1995
  • Director, Hunter-Manning Tourist Authority from 1987 to 1989
  • Deputy Mayor, Cessnock from 1989 to 1990
  • Delegate, Hunter Region Association of Councils from 1994 to 1995
Electorate
  • Description: Rural
  • Location: central New South Wales, including the Muswellbrook Shire Council, Singleton Council, Cessnock City Council (part) and Lake Macquarie City Council (part). The main towns include Broke, Cessnock, Denman, Mulbring, Muswellbrook, Paxton, Putty, Singleton, Widden and Wyee.
  • Area: 10640 Sq km
  • Electors enrolled: 113417 (at 02.07.2016)
  • Industries: agriculture, coal-mining, dairy farming, engineering, forestry, fruit and vegetables, horse studs and racing, timber milling, tourism, wine grapes and wineries and wool and the Liddell and Bayswater Power Stations.
  • Electorate: Hunter includes parts of the New South Wales Assembly electorates of Bathurst, Cessnock, Maitland and Upper Hunter.