Speeches First speech Browse all speeches (Hansard) Biography Parliamentary service Elected to the House of Representatives for Fairfax, Queensland, 2013. Retired prior to general elections 2016. Committee service Joint Select: Trade and Investment Growth from 2.10.2014 to 9.5.2016. House of Representatives Standing: Economics from 4.12.2013 to 9.5.2016; Infrastructure and Communications from 4.12.2013 to 13.10.2015. Party positions Leader of the Palmer United Party from 2013. Personal Born 26.3.1954, Melbourne, AustraliaMarried Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament Executive Chair of Mineralogy Pty. Ltd. from 1985 to 2014.Owner of Waratah Coal Pty. Ltd. from 2008 to 2014.Chair of Waratah Coal Pty. Ltd. from 2008 to 2010.Chair of Queensland Nickel Pty. Ltd. from 2009 to 2014. Electorate Name: FairfaxLocation: coastal and inland region north of Brisbane; it includes the centres of Buderim, Coolum Beach, Eumundi, Kenilworth, Mapleton, Maroochydore, Nambour, Palmwoods, Peregian Springs, Woombye and Yandina.Area: 1,036 Sq kmElectors enrolled: 95,488 (at 7.9.2013)Industries: avocados, ginger, fruit juice, tropical fruits, dairy and beef cattle, tourism, construction, small business and infrastructure industries. Includes: Fairfax includes the Queensland Legislative Assembly electorate of Buderim, and parts of Glass House, Maroochydore, Nicklin and Noosa.