Hon Larry Anthony AO

Hon Larry Anthony AO

Former Member

The Nationals
House of Representatives


Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Richmond, New South Wales, 1996. Re-elected 1998 and 2001. Defeated at general elections, 2004.
Ministerial appointments
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Trade from 21.10.1998 to 20.7.1999.
  • Minister for Community Services from 20.7.1999 to 26.11.2001.
  • Minister for Children and Youth Affairs from 26.11.2001 to 26.10.2004.
Committee service
  • House of Representatives Standing: Financial Institutions and Public Administration served from 29.5.1996 to 31.8.1998; Environment, Recreation and the Arts served from 30.5.1996 to 31.8.1998; Selection served from 22.10.1997 to 31.8.1998
  • Joint Statutory: Public Accounts served from 29.5.1996 to 31.8.1998; Public Accounts and Audit served from 1.1.1998 to 31.8.1998; Corporations and Securities served from 10.3.1998 to 31.8.1998
Conferences, delegations and visits
  • Official visit to New Zealand, July 2000.
  • Official visit to Canada, May 2002.
  • Leader, Delegation to the United Nations Special Session on Children, USA, May 2002.
  • Official visit to Indonesia, May 2003.
  • Official visit to Botswana and South Africa, May-June 2003.
Parliamentary party positions
  • The Nationals. Served: 11.10.2003 to 09.10.2004
  • National Party of Australia. Served: 02.03.1996 to 11.10.2003
  • National Party Whip in the House of Representatives from 21.10.1997 to 23.10.1998.
Party positions
  • Secretary of the National Party Sydney Metropolitan Branch (NSW) from 1983 to 1984.
  • Chair of the National Party Sydney Eastern Suburbs Branch (NSW) from 1987 to 1989.
  • Chair of the National Party Sydney Metropolitan Branch (NSW) from 1989 to 1990.
  • Vice-Chair of the National Party Murwillumbah Branch (NSW) from 1992 to 1994.
  • Member of the National Party Central Council (NSW) from 1993 to 1996.
  • Chair of the National Party Richmond Electorate Council (NSW) from 1993 to 1996.
  • Member of the National Party Central Executive (NSW) from 1994 to 1996.
  • Born: 17.12.1961, Sydney, Australia
  • Gender: Male
  • Marital Status: Married
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • BCom (University of New South Wales).
  • DipAppFinInv (Securities Industry Association).
  • Jackeroo from 1979 to 1980.
  • Small business and industrial advocate adviser at the Sydney Chamber of Commerce and Industry from 1984 to 1985.
  • Stockbroker and investment banker at Potter Warburg and Merrill Lynch from 1985 to 1991.
  • Railway company manager and director from 1991 to 1993.
  • Stockbroker and investment banker at Potter Warburg and Merrill Lynch from 1993 to 1996.
  • Name: Richmond
  • Location: New South Wales north coast; it includes the towns of Alstonville, Bangalow, Brunswick Heads, Byron Bay, Lennox Head, Mullumbimby, Murwillumbah, Tweed Heads and Wollongbar.
  • Area: 2,137 Sq km
  • Electors enrolled: 81,312 (at 10.11.2001)
  • Industries: commercial fishing, dairying, beef cattle, maize, fruit (bananas, pawpaws, macadamia nuts, protein stock feeds, tourism, sugar, bacon and butter factories, timber, pigs, engineering, steel fabrication and clothing manufacturing.
  • Includes: Richmond includes the New South Wales Legislative Assembly electorate of Tweed, and parts of Ballina and Lismore.
  • Appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia, 13.6.2022.

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