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Former Senator Fiona Nash

Former Senator Fiona Nash

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
  • Joint Standing: Parliamentary Library served from 2.3.2006 to 17.10.2007
  • Joint Statutory: Public Accounts and Audit served from 16.8.2005 to 23.3.2007; Intelligence and Security served from 9.5.2006 to 17.10.2007; Intelligence and Security served from 12.3.2008 to 5.12.2008; Law Enforcement served from 16.3.2012 to 18.3.2012; Law Enforcement served as Deputy Chair from 19.3.2012 to 5.8.2013
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade: References served from 16.8.2005 to 6.9.2005; Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport: References served from 16.8.2005 to 10.9.2006; Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport: Legislation served from 9.2.2006 to 10.9.2006; Community Affairs: Legislation served as Substitute member from 29.5.2006 to 29.5.2006; Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport served from 11.9.2006 to 24.9.2008; Environment, Communications and the Arts served as Substitute member from 1.12.2008 to 30.4.2009; Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport served from 12.3.2009 to 13.5.2009; Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport: References served as Chair from 14.5.2009 to 27.9.2010; Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport: Legislation served from 14.5.2009 to 11.11.2013; Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport: References served from 28.9.2010 to 11.11.2013; Community Affairs: References served as Substitute member from 11.5.2012 to 11.5.2012
  • Senate Select: Agricultural and Related Industries served from 14.2.2008 to 23.8.2010; National Broadband Network served from 26.6.2008 to 17.6.2010
  • Senate Standing: Publications served from 16.8.2005 to 11.2.2008; Senators' Interests served from 16.8.2005 to 11.2.2008; Selection of Bills served from 6.2.2007 to 22.9.2008; Procedure served from 16.8.2007 to 11.2.2008; Appropriations and Staffing served from 14.2.2008 to 12.3.2009
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 27.6.2008 to 27.10.2017.
  • Deputy Leader of the Federal Parliamentary Nationals from 11.2.2016 to 27.10.2017.
  • Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Water Resources and Conservation from 22.9.2008 to 1.12.2008.
  • Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Education from 14.9.2010 to 18.9.2013.
Party positions
  • Member of the Nationals Central Council (NSW) from 1997.
  • Chair of the Nationals Lachlan State Electorate Council from 1997 to 2002.
  • Member of the Nationals Central Executive (NSW) from 1999 to 2005.
  • Delegate to the Nationals Federal Council from 2002.
  • Delegate to the Nationals Women's Federal Council from 2002 to 2005.
  • Treasurer of the Nationals Women's Federal Council, 2003.
  • Member of 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(LibSt) (Mitchell College of Advanced Education).
  • Farming partner from 1991.
  • Ministerial staffer from 1999 to 2004.

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