The Hon De-Anne Kelly MP

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Former Member

Party
The Nationals
Chamber
House of Representatives

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Dawson, Queensland, 1996, 1998, 2001 and 2004. Defeated at general elections 2007.
Parliamentary positions
  • Member, Speaker's Panel from 20.10.97 to 8.10.01.
Ministerial appointments
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Transport and Regional Services from 7.10.03 to 26.10.04 and from 29.9.06 to 3.12.07.
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Trade from 7.10.03 to 26.10.04.
  • Minister for Veterans' Affairs from 26.10.04 to 27.1.06.
  • Minister Assisting the Minister for Defence from 16.11.04 to 27.1.06.
  • Parliamentary Secretary (Trade) from 27.1.06 to 29.9.06.
Committee service
  • House of Representatives Standing: Family and Community Affairs from 27.6.96 to 7.9.00; Primary Industries and Regional Services from 8.12.98 to 30.8.99; Employment and Workplace Relations from 20.3.02 to 4.11.03; Publications from 20.3.02 to 1.12.03.
  • Joint Statutory: Corporations and Securities from 18.6.96 to 31.8.98.
  • Joint Standing: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 8.12.98 to 11.2.02; Treaties from 8.12.98 to 11.2.02.
Conferences, delegations and visits
  • Bilateral visits to Sweden and Estonia, October 1999.
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Samoa, December 2002.
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Indonesia, March 2003.
  • Official visits to UK, March 2005; Turkey and United Arab Emirates, April 2005; Borneo, June 2005; Hawaii, August-September 2005; Vietnam, May-June 2006; Fiji, June 2006.
Party positions
  • Member, National Party from 1983.
Personal
  • Born 21.3.1954, Rockhampton, Qld.
  • Married.
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • BE (Qld).
  • Sales engineer 1978-81.
  • Business proprietor 1981-88.
  • Cattle producer 1987-96.
  • Cane farmer 1994-96.
Electorate
  • Description: rural.
  • Location: central Queensland coast; it includes the city of Mackay and the towns of Airlie Beach, Ayr, Bowen, Home Hill, Proserpine and Sarina.
  • Area: 22 515 sq km (approx.).
  • Electors enrolled: 91 615 (at 9.10.04).
  • Industries: small crops, prawn and fish farms, sugar growing and refining, beef cattle, dairying, coal mining, abattoirs and tourism.
  • State electorates: Dawson includes the Queensland Legislative Assembly electorates of Mackay and Whitsunday, and parts of Burdekin and Mirani.