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SCULLION, the Hon. Nigel GregoryBiography for SCULLION, the Hon. Nigel Gregory

Senator for the Northern Territory

Country Liberal Party

Parliamentary Service

Elected to the Senate for the Northern Territory 2001, 2004, 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016 (Territory Senators serve for the same term as the House of Representatives).

Ministerial Appointments

Minister for Community Services from 30.1.07 to 3.12.07.

Minister for Indigenous Affairs from 18.9.13.

Committee Service

Senate Standing: Library from 14.2.02 to 16.8.05; Publications from 28.8.02 to 16.8.05.

Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Legal and Constitutional: Legislation Committee from 13.2.02 to 11.9.06 and References Committee from 14.2.02 to 16.8.05; Legal and Constitutional Affairs from 11.9.06 to 8.2.07; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade: Legislation and References Committees from 11.8.05 to 16.8.05.

Senate Select: Administration of Indigenous Affairs from 17.6.04 to 8.3.05; Mental Health from 10.3.05 to 28.4.06; Regional and Remote Indigenous Communities from 20.3.08 to 24.9.10.

Joint Statutory: Public Accounts and Audit from 14.2.02 to 16.8.05; Native Title and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Land Account from 1.7.02 to 23.3.06.

Joint Standing: National Capital and External Territories from 1.7.02 to 16.8.05 and from 7.9.09 to 27.10.09; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 16.8.05 to 8.2.07.

Joint Select: Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples from 29.11.12 to 5.8.13.

Parliamentary Party Positions

The Nationals Party Whip in the Senate from 7.2.06 to 6.2.07.

Deputy Leader of The Nationals in the Senate from 7.2.07 to 3.12.07.

Leader of The Nationals in the Senate from 3.12.07 to 17.9.08 and from 13.9.13.

Federal Parliamentary Deputy Leader, The Nationals from 3.12.07 to 13.9.13.

Member, Opposition Shadow Ministry from 6.12.07 to 18.9.13. Shadow Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry from 6.12.07 to 22.9.08; Shadow Minister for Human Services from 22.9.08 to 8.12.09; Shadow Minister for Indigenous Affairs from 8.12.09 to 18.9.13.

Party Positions

Member, Country Liberal Party Management Committee.


Born 4.5.1956, London, UK.

Qualifications and Occupation before entering Federal Parliament

Graduate, Australian Rural Leadership Program.

Master Class 5 (Trading and Fishing).

Professional fisherman and owner/operator of various marine service industries.

Field assistant, geophysical observer and managerial positions in the mining industry.

Company director.

Chair, Northern Territory Seafood Council 1994-2001.

Chair, Northern Territory Seafood and Maritime Training Advisory Board 1994-98.

Chair, Australian Seafood Industry Council 1996-2001.

Deputy Chair, International Coalition of Fisheries Association 1998; Chair 1999.