Former Senator the Hon Fiona Nash

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Former Senator

Positions
Deputy Leader of The Nationals
Minister for Regional Development
Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government
Minister for Local Government and Territories
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