Former Senator the Hon Fiona Nash

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Former Senator

Party
The Nationals
Chamber
Senate

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the Senate for New South Wales 2004. Re-elected 2010 and 2016. Election ruled void 27.10.2017 under section 44 of the Constitution; ruled ineligible from 2.7.2016.
Ministerial appointments
  • Assistant Minister for Health from 18.9.2013 to 21.9.2015.
  • Minister for Rural Health from 21.9.2015 to 19.7.2016.
  • Minister for Regional Development from 18.2.2016 to 27.10.2017.
  • Minister for Regional Communications from 18.2.2016 to 27.10.2017.
  • Cabinet Minister from 18.2.2016 to 27.10.2017.
  • Minister for Local Government and Territories from 19.7.2016 to 27.10.2017.
Committee service
  • Senate Standing: Senators' Interests from 16.8.2005 to 11.2.2008; Publications from 16.8.2005 to 11.2.2008; Selection of Bills from 6.2.2006 to 22.9.2008; Library from 2.3.2006 to 11.2.2008; Procedure from 17.8.2007 to 11.2.2008; Appropriations and Staffing from 14.2.2008 to 12.3.2009.
  • Senate Select: Agricultural and Related Industries from 14.2.2008 to 23.9.2010; National Broadband Network from 26.6.2008 to 17.6.2010.
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade: References from 16.8.2005 to 6.9.2005; Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport: References from 16.8.2005 to 11.9.2006; Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport: Legislation from 9.2.2006 to 11.9.2006; Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport from 11.9.2006 to 24.9.2008; Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport from 12.3.2009 to 14.5.2009; Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport: References from 14.5.2009 to 11.11.2013; Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport: Legislation from 14.5.2009 to 11.11.2013.
  • Joint Statutory: Public Accounts and Audit from 16.8.2005 to 23.3.2007; Intelligence and Security from 9.5.2006 to 5.12.2008; Law Enforcement from 16.3.2012 to 5.8.2013.
  • Joint Standing: Parliamentary Library from 2.3.2006 to 17.10.2007.
Parliamentary party positions
  • The Nationals Party Whip in the Senate from 6.2.2007 to 22.9.2008.
  • Deputy Leader of The Nationals in the Senate from 27.6.08 to 27.10.17
  • Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Water Resources and Conservation from 22.9.08 to 1.12.08
  • Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Education from 14.9.10 to 18.9.13
  • Deputy Leader of the Federal Parliamentary Nationals from 12.2.2016 to 27.10.2017.
Party positions
  • Member, The Nationals Central Council (NSW) from 1997
  • Chair, The Nationals Lachlan Electorate Council 1997-2002
  • Member, The Nationals Central Executive (NSW) 1999-2005
  • Delegate, The Nationals Federal Council from 2002
  • Delegate, The Nationals Women's Federal Council 2002-05
  • Treasurer, The Nationals Women's Federal Council 2003
  • Member, The Nationals Central Council Campaign Committee (NSW) from 2003
Personal
  • Born 6.5.1965, Sydney, Australia
  • Married
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • BA LibStud (Mitchell CAE)
  • Farming partner from 1991
  • Ministerial staffer 1999-2004