The Hon Timothy Fischer MP

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Former Member

Party
The Nationals
Chamber
House of Representatives

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • State: Elected to the New South Wales Legislative Assembly for Sturt, 13.2.1971.
  • Federal: Elected to the House of Representatives for Farrer, New South Wales, 1984. Re-elected 1987, 1990, 1993, 1996 and 1998. Retired prior to general elections 2001.
Ministerial appointments
  • Deputy Prime Minister from 11.3.1996 to 20.7.1999.
  • Minister for Trade from 11.3.1996 to 20.7.1999.
  • Cabinet Minister from 11.3.1996 to 20.7.1999.
Committee service
  • Joint Standing: New Parliament House from 23.5.1989 to 19.2.1990.
  • House of Representatives Standing: Transport Safety from 28.2.1985 to 18.9.1985; Transport, Communications and Infrastructure from 8.10.1987 to 19.2.1990.
  • House of Representatives Select: Aircraft Noise from 28.2.1985 to 28.11.1985.
Conferences, delegations and visits
  • Member, Delegation to Turkey, April-May 1990
  • Member, Delegation to Greece and Crete, May 1991
  • Official visits to the Philippines and Singapore, April 1996
  • Official visits to Indonesia and Japan, May 1996
  • Official visits to the USA, Chile, Brazil, Argentina and Colombia, June 1996
  • Official visits to New Zealand, July 1996
  • Official visits Brunei and Vietnam, August 1996
  • Official visits to China and Hong Kong, August-September 1996
  • Official visits to Indonesia, September 1996
  • Official visits to New Zealand, September 1996
  • Official visits to Indonesia, October 1996
  • Official visits to India, November 1996
  • Official visits to the Republic of Korea, November 1996
  • Official visits to the Philippines, November 1996
  • Official visits to Singapore, December 1996
  • Official visits to the Middle East and Mauritius, March 1997
  • Official visits to Singapore, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Bhutan, April 1997
  • Official visits to the UK, France, Germany, Switzerland, Canada, USA, Mexico and Brazil, May-June 1997
  • Official visits to Zimbabwe and South Africa, July 1997
  • Official visits to Japan, July-August 1997
  • Official visits to China, Belgium, Italy and Spain, September 1997
  • Official visits to Thailand and Malaysia, October 1997
  • Official visits to the USA and Canada, November 1997
  • Official visits to Italy, Switzerland, Poland and the Netherlands, May 1998
  • Official visits to Malaysia and the Philippines, November 1998
  • Official visits to Argentina, Uruguay and Chile, November 1998
  • Official visits to New Zealand and Papua New Guinea, December 1998
  • Parliamentary Delegate to the Australian Constitutional Convention, Canberra, February 1998
  • Member, Official Delegation to observe the referendum in East Timor, August-September 1999
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to South Africa, November 1999
  • Official visits to Singapore, Indonesia, India, Iran, United Arab Emirates and Turkey, February-March 1999
  • Official visits to the Republic of Korea, China, USA, Belgium, Switzerland, France and Hungary, May 1999
  • Official visits to New Zealand, June 1999
  • Attended 1st Meeting of the AFTA-CER High Level Task Force, Indonesia, February 2000
  • Attended 2nd Meeting of the AFTA-CER High Level Task Force, New Zealand, April 2000
  • Attended 3rd Meeting of the AFTA-CER High Level Task Force, Cambodia, July-August 2000
  • Study tour, East Timor, May 2000
  • Study tour, East Timor, December 2000
  • Study tour, Thailand and Nepal, April-May 2001
  • Study tour, Russia and Thailand, May-June 2001
  • Member, Australian Official Observer Delegation, East Timor, August-September 2001
Parliamentary party positions
  • Shadow Minister for Veterans' Affairs from 9.9.1985 to 28.4.1987.
  • Member of the Opposition Shadow Ministry from 9.9.1985 to 28.4.1987.
  • National Party Spokesman on Veterans, Immigration and Aborigines from 30.4.1987 to 6.8.1987.
  • Member of the Opposition Shadow Ministry from 14.8.1987 to 11.3.1996.
  • Shadow Minister for Veterans' Affairs from 14.8.1987 to 11.4.1990.
  • Deputy Manager of Opposition Business in the House from 12.5.1989 to 11.4.1990.
  • Leader of the Federal Parliamentary National Party from 10.4.1990 to 1.7.1999.
  • Shadow Minister for Energy and Resources from 11.4.1990 to 7.4.1993.
  • Shadow Minister for Trade from 7.4.1993 to 11.3.1996.
Personal
  • Born 3.5.1946, Lockhart, Australia
  • Married
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • Member, Legislative Assembly, New South Wales
Local government service
  • Elected to the New South Wales Legislative Assembly for Sturt, 13.2.1971.
  • Shadow Minister for Conservation and Water Resources from 2.11.1978 to 27.10.1981.
  • Elected to the New South Wales Legislative Assembly for Murray, 1980. Resigned 18.10.1984 to contest the House of Representatives division of Farrer, New South Wales.
  • National Party Whip from 1981 to 1984.
  • Shadow Minister for Transport from 28.10.1981 to 7.4.1983.
  • Shadow Minister for Water Resources and Forests from 8.4.1983 to 5.4.1984.
  • Shadow Minister for Corrective Services from 6.4.1984 to 18.10.1984.
Military Service
  • 2nd Lieutenant Army, 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment
Electorate
  • Description: Rural
  • Location: Southern central New South Wales; it includes the centres of Albury, Balranald, Culcairn, Deniliquin, Finley, Jerilderie, Lockhart, Tumbarumba and Wentworth.
  • Area: 91781 Sq km
  • Electors enrolled: 75126 (at 3.10.1998)
  • Industries: Dairying, beef cattle, timber, wool, wheat, cereals, rice, orchard and vine crops.
  • Electorate: Farrer includes the New South Wales Legislative Assembly electorate of Albury, and parts of Murray-Darling, Murrumbidgee and Wagga Wagga.