Senator John Williams

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Senator for New South Wales

Positions
Nationals Whip in the Senate
Chair of Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances
Deputy Chair of Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills
Party
The Nationals
Chamber
Senate

Seating Plan

Seating map

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

144 Byron Street
Inverell, NSW, 2360

Postal address

144 Byron Street
Inverell, NSW, 2360

Telephone:
(02) 6721 4500
Fax:
(02) 6721 4544
Toll Free:
1300 301 816

Parliament Office

PO Box 6100
Senate
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 3547
Fax:
(02) 6277 5830

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the Senate for New South Wales 2007. Re-elected 2013 and 2016.
Parliamentary positions
  • Temporary Chair of Committees from 9.7.14 to 9.5.16
Committee service
  • Senate Standing: Selection of Bills from 22.9.2008 to 13.9.2013; Appropriations and Staffing from 12.3.2009 to 11.11.2013; Library from 13.11.2013 to 1.7.2014; Regulations and Ordinances from 1.7.2014 to 9.5.2016; Scrutiny of Bills from 1.7.2014 to 9.5.2016 (Chair from 1.7.2014 to 9.5.2016); Scrutiny of Bills from 1.9.2016; Regulations and Ordinances from 1.9.2016.
  • Senate Select: Men's Health from 13.11.2008 to 29.5.2009; Scrutiny of New Taxes from 30.9.2010 to 1.11.2011; Electricity Prices from 10.9.2012 to 1.11.2012; School Funding from 12.12.2013 to 9.7.2014; Health from 26.6.2014 to 9.5.2016; Exposure Draft of the Marriage Amendment (Same-Sex Marriage) Bill from 1.12.2016; Lending to Primary Production Customers from 20.3.2017.
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Environment, Communications and the Arts from 1.7.2008 to 15.10.2008; Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport from 24.9.2008 to 12.3.2009; Community Affairs: References from 14.5.2009 to 2.2.2010; Finance and Public Administration: References from 11.3.2010 to 11.11.2013; Economics: Legislation from 30.9.2010 to 9.2.2011; Economics: References from 30.9.2010 to 9.2.2011; Economics: References from 1.7.2011 to 1.7.2014; Environment and Communications: References from 13.11.2013 to 1.7.2014; Economics: Legislation from 13.11.2013 to 1.7.2014; Environment and Communications: Legislation from 13.11.2013 to 1.7.2014; Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport: References from 1.7.2014 to 9.5.2016; Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport: Legislation from 1.7.2014 to 9.5.2016; Education and Employment: Legislation from 1.9.2016 to 5.2.2018; Legal and Constitutional Affairs: Legislation from 15.2.2017 to 27.3.2017; Environment and Communications: Legislation from 27.3.2017; Legal and Constitutional Affairs: Legislation from 27.3.2017 to 29.3.2017 (Substitute member from 27.3.2017 to 29.3.2017); Legal and Constitutional Affairs: References from 27.3.2017 to 29.3.2017 (Substitute member from 27.3.2017 to 29.3.2017).
  • Joint Statutory: Corporations and Financial Services from 1.7.2014 to 9.5.2016; Intelligence and Security from 25.11.2014 to 9.5.2016; Public Works from 4.2.2016 to 9.5.2016; Public Works from 12.9.2016; Corporations and Financial Services from 12.9.2016.
  • Joint Standing: Migration from 2.12.2013 to 1.7.2014; Parliamentary Library from 2.12.2013 to 1.7.2014; National Broadband Network from 15.9.2016 to 11.10.2016; Parliamentary Library from 22.6.2017 to 17.8.2017.
Parliamentary party positions
  • The Nationals Party Whip in the Senate from 22.9.2008 to 13.9.2013.
  • The Nationals Party Whip in the Senate from 1.9.2016.
Party positions
  • Secretary, National Party Inverell Branch 1991-94
  • Treasurer, National Party Inverell Branch 1994-98
  • Chair, National Party Inverell Branch 1998-2004
  • Chair, National Party Northern Tablelands Electorate Council 1999-2003
  • Secretary, National Party Northern Tablelands Electorate Council 2004-13
  • Member and Secretary, The Nationals New England Electorate Council from 2004
  • Secretary, National Party Inverell Branch 2004
Personal
  • Born 16.1.1955, Jamestown, Australia
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • Truck driver 1973-79
  • Shearer 1974-99
  • Farmer 1979-2000
  • Small business owner and manager 1999-2008