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JOYCE, the Hon. Barnaby Thomas GerardBiography for JOYCE, the Hon. Barnaby Thomas Gerard

Member for New England (NSW)

Nationals



Parliamentary Service

Elected to the Senate for Queensland 2004 (term began 1.7.2005) and 2010. Resigned 8.8.2013.

Elected to the House of Representatives for New England, New South Wales, 2013.


Parliamentary Positions

Temporary Chair of Committees from 26.6.08 to 18.9.08.


Ministerial Appointments

Minister for Agriculture from 18.9.13.


Committee Service

Senate Standing: Library from 16.8.05 to 7.12.05.

Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade: Legislation Committee from 16.8.05 to 13.9.05 and References Committee from 6.9.05 to 11.9.06; Legal and Constitutional: References Committee from 16.8.05 to 11.9.06; Economics from 11.9.06 to 14.5.09; Economics: Legislation and References Committees from 14.5.09 to 2.2.10.

Senate Select: Fuel and Energy from 26.6.08 to 18.3.10.

Joint Standing: National Capital and External Territories from 16.8.05 to 11.3.10.

Joint Select: Parliamentary Budget Office from 23.11.10 to 23.3.11; Broadcasting Legislation from 14.3.13 to 24.6.13.


Conferences, Delegations and Visits

Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, September-October 2008.

Official visit to Italy, October 2010.


Parliamentary Party Positions

Leader of The Nationals in the Senate from 17.9.08 to 8.8.13.

Federal Parliamentary Deputy Leader, The Nationals from 13.9.13.

Member, Opposition Shadow Ministry from 8.12.09 to 18.9.13. Shadow Minister for Finance and Debt Reduction from 8.12.09 to 25.3.10; Shadow Minister for Regional Development, Infrastructure and Water from 25.3.10 to 14.9.10; Shadow Minister for Regional Development, Local Government and Water from 14.9.10 to 18.9.13.


Party Positions

Chair, National Party Charleville Branch 1995.

Vice-Chair, National Party Warrego Electorate Council 1995.

Delegate, The Nationals' State Conference (Qld) from 1995.

Delegate, The Nationals' Central Council from 2000.

Member, The Nationals' State Management Committee 2002-05.

Assistant Treasurer, The Nationals (Qld) 2002-05; Acting Treasurer 2004.

Member, National Party Federal Council 2002.

Chair, The Nationals' St George Branch 2003-05.


Personal

Born 17.4.1967, Tamworth, NSW.

Married.


Qualifications and Occupation before entering Federal Parliament

BFA (UNE), CPA, FCPA.

Farm worker 1989-91.

Accountant 1991-94.

Rural banker 1994-98.

Self-employed accountant 1998-2005.


Honours

Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary Foundation.


Military Service

Royal Queensland Regiment 1995-2003.


Electorate

Description: rural.

Location: northern New South Wales highlands; it includes the centres of Armidale, Barraba, Bundarra, Deepwater, Glen Innes, Gunnedah, Guyra, Inverell, Manilla, Quirindi, Tamworth, Tenterfield, Uralla, Walcha, Werris Creek and parts of Delungra and Urbenville.

Area: 59 344 sq km (approx.).

Electors enrolled: 102 116 (at 7.9.13).

Industries: cattle, sheep, grain, forestry, dairying, oats, maize, fruit, vegetables, tin-mining, bricks, trout hatchery, tourism, concrete pipe works, leather goods, tannery, gemstones, tobacco, lucerne, honey, grain processing, rubber industry, plaster works and concrete. The electorate also includes the University of New England.

State electorates: New England includes parts of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly electorates of Lismore, Northern Tablelands, Tamworth and Upper Hunter.