Hon Bruce Scott MP

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Former Member

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
  • Shadow Minister for Rural and Regional Development from 28.4.1992 to 26.5.1994.
  • Shadow Assistant 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.
  • Shadow Assistant Minister for Primary Industry and Rural Matters from 25.9.1994 to 11.3.1996.
Party positions
  • Member of the Coalition Policy Committee on Communications and Information Technology.
  • Member of the Nationals Roma Branch.
  • Member of the Liberal National Party Roma Branch.
  • Member of the Coalition Policy Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade.
  • Member of the Coalition Policy Committee on Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry and Conservation.
  • Member of the Young Country Party Roma Branch.
  • Member of the National Party Roma Branch.
  • President of the Nationals State Branch (Qld.) from 2005 to 2006.
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: Maranoa
  • Location: central and south-western Queensland; it includes the towns of Charleville, Chinchilla, Cunnamulla, Dalby, Goondiwindi, Kingaroy, Miles, Roma, St George, Stanthorpe, Tara, Thargomindah and Warwick.
  • Area: 731,297 Sq km
  • Electors enrolled: 102,780 (at 2.7.2016)
  • Industries: mainly primary production including coal, oil, gas, orchards, cotton, grain, cattle and sheep.