Hon Bruce Scott MP

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Former Member

Positions
Deputy Speaker
Party
The Nationals
Chamber
House of Representatives

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Maranoa, Queensland, 1990. Re-elected 1993, 1996, 1998, 2001, 2004, 2007, 2010 and 2013. Retired prior to general elections 2016.
Parliamentary positions
  • Member, Speaker's Panel from 19.2.02 to 12.2.08
  • Second Deputy Speaker from 12.2.08 to 9.10.12
  • Deputy Speaker from 9.10.12 to 9.5.16
Ministerial appointments
  • Minister for Veterans' Affairs from 11.3.1996 to 26.11.2001.
  • Minister Assisting the Minister for Defence from 21.10.1998 to 26.11.2001.
Committee service
  • Joint Statutory: Public Works from 10.5.1990 to 8.2.1993; Australian Security Intelligence Organization from 26.5.1993 to 29.1.1996; Intelligence and Security from 12.12.2013 to 26.12.2014.
  • Joint Standing: Treaties from 20.3.2002 to 17.10.2007; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 20.3.2002 to 9.6.2016; Electoral Matters from 11.3.2008 to 19.7.2010; National Capital and External Territories from 4.12.2013 to 9.5.2016.
  • House of Representatives Standing: Employment, Education and Training from 16.5.1990 to 6.5.1992; Community Affairs from 12.5.1993 to 29.1.1996; Privileges from 20.3.2002 to 31.8.2004; Climate Change, Water, Environment and the Arts from 11.3.2008 to 19.7.2010; Appropriations and Administration from 25.10.2010 to 5.8.2013.
Parliamentary party positions
  • Member of the Opposition Shadow Ministry from 28.4.1992 to 11.3.1996.
  • Shadow Minister for Rural and Regional Development from 28.4.1992 to 26.5.1994.
  • Assistant Shadow Minister for Primary Industry from 28.4.1992 to 25.9.1994.
  • Shadow Minister for Local Government from 26.5.1994 to 11.3.1996.
  • Assistant Shadow Minister for Primary Industry and Rural Matters from 25.9.1994 to 11.3.1996.
Party positions
  • Member, Young Country Party Roma Branch
  • Member, National Party of Australia; The Nationals and Liberal National Party (Qld) Roma Branch
  • Member, Coalition Policy Committees on Communications and Information Technology; Small Business, Sport and the Arts; Trade and Foreign Affairs; and Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry and Conservation
  • President, The Nationals (Qld) 2005-06
Personal
  • Born 20.10.1943, Roma, Australia
  • Married
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • Producer of stud merino sheep, wool and lambs
  • Grain grower
  • Australian Nuffield Farming Scholar 1983
  • President, Queensland Merino Stud Sheep Breeders Association 1983-86
  • President, Maranoa Graziers' Association 1987-90
  • President, Australian Association of Stud Merino Breeders 1989-91
Electorate
  • Description: Rural
  • Location: central and south-western Queensland; it includes the towns of Alpha, Aramac, Barcaldine, Bedourie, Birdsville, Blackall, Charleville, Chinchilla, Cunnamulla, Dalby, Goondiwindi, Isisford, Jericho, Jundah, Kingaroy, Longreach, Miles, Quilpie, Roma, St George, Stanthorpe, Tambo, Tara, Thargomindah, Warwick, Windorah and Winton.
  • Area: 731297 Sq km
  • Electors enrolled: 99608 (at 7.9.2013)
  • Industries: coal, oil, gas, orchards, cotton, grain, cattle and sheep.
  • Electorate: Maranoa includes the Queensland Legislative Assembly electorate of Southern Downs, and parts of Callide, Condamine, Gregory, Mount Isa, Nanango and Warrego.