Hon Ian Macfarlane MP

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Former Member

Party
Liberal Party of Australia
Chamber
House of Representatives

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Groom, Queensland, 1998. Re-elected 2001, 2004, 2007, 2010 and 2013. Retired prior to general elections 2016.
Ministerial appointments
  • Minister for Small Business from 30.1.2001 to 26.11.2001.
  • Minister for Industry, Tourism and Resources from 26.11.2001 to 3.12.2007.
  • Cabinet Minister from 26.11.2001 to 3.12.2007.
  • Cabinet Minister from 18.9.2013 to 21.9.2015.
  • Minister for Industry from 18.9.2013 to 23.12.2014.
  • Minister for Industry and Science from 23.12.2014 to 21.9.2015.
Committee service
  • Joint Statutory: Public Accounts and Audit from 13.10.2015 to 9.5.2016.
  • Joint Standing: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 11.3.2008 to 3.2.2010.
  • House of Representatives Standing: Primary Industries and Regional Services from 8.12.1998 to 8.3.2001; Library from 8.12.1998 to 8.3.2001; Industry, Science and Resources from 22.6.2000 to 8.3.2001; Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government from 3.2.2010 to 19.7.2010; Climate Change, Water, Environment and the Arts from 10.2.2010 to 19.7.2010.
Parliamentary party positions
  • Shadow Minister for Trade from 6.12.2007 to 22.9.2008.
  • Shadow Minister for Energy and Resources from 22.9.2008 to 8.12.2009.
  • Shadow Minister for Infrastructure and Water from 8.12.2009 to 25.3.2010.
  • Shadow Minister for Energy and Resources from 25.3.2010 to 18.9.2013.
Personal
  • Born 5.4.1955, Kingaroy, Australia
  • Married
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • Farmer.
  • President, Queensland Graingrowers Association.
  • President, Grains Council of Australia.
Electorate
  • Name: Groom
  • Location: south-east Queensland, west of Brisbane; it includes the city of Toowoomba and the towns of Oakey and Pittsworth.
  • Area: 5,594 Sq km
  • Electors enrolled: 96,926 (at 7.9.2013)
  • Industries: agriculture, retailing, food processing, education, health and community services. Groom also includes the Army Aviation Centre in Oakey and the Army Signals Base at Cabarlah.
  • Includes: Groom includes the Queensland Legislative Assembly electorates of Toowoomba North and Toowoomba South, and parts of Condamine, Lockyer, Nanango and Warrego.