Speeches First speech Browse all speeches (Hansard) Biography Parliamentary service Elected to the House of Representatives for Herbert, Queensland, 2010. Re-elected 2013. Defeated at general elections 2016. Parliamentary positions Member of the Speaker's Panel from 4.3.2014 to 28.9.2015. Committee service Joint Standing: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 4.12.2013 to 11.11.2015. House of Representatives Standing: House from 25.10.2010 to 5.8.2013; Appropriations and Administration from 25.10.2010 to 5.8.2013; Procedure from 25.10.2010 to 5.8.2013; Education and Employment from 4.12.2013 to 12.10.2015 (Chair from 11.2.2014 to 12.10.2015); Selection from 10.12.2015 to 9.5.2016. Parliamentary party positions Government Whip in the House of Representatives from 12.10.2015 to 9.5.2016. Party positions Chair of the Liberal Party Townsville State Electorate Council from 2010 to 2011.Vice-Chair of the Mundingburra State Electorate Council from 2010 to 2011. Personal Born 7.3.1960, Quilpie, AustraliaMarried Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament Auctioneer from 1990 to 2010.Finance company sales representative from 1998 to 2001.Residential real estate sales consultant from 2008 to 2010. Electorate Name: HerbertLocation: north Queensland coast; it includes the city of Townsville and also includes Magnetic and Palm Islands.Area: 946 Sq kmElectors enrolled: 104,815 (at 2.7.2016)Industries: copper, nickel and zinc refineries, bulk sugar terminal, and tropical fruits, prawn and fishing industry, beef cattle and tourism, James Cook University, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority and large defence establishments at Lavarack Barracks (Army) and Garbutt (RAAF). Includes: Herbert includes the Queensland Legislative Assembly electorate of Townsville, and parts of Burdekin, Hinchinbrook, Mundingburra and Thuringowa.