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WILLIAMS, John ReginaldBiography for WILLIAMS, John Reginald

Senator for New South Wales

Nationals



Parliamentary Service

Elected to the Senate for New South Wales 2007 (term began 1.7.2008), 2013 and 2016.


Parliamentary Positions

Temporary Chair of Committees from 9.7.14 to 9.5.16.


Committee Service

Senate Standing: Appropriations and Staffing from 12.3.09 to 11.11.13; Selection of Bills from 22.9.08 to 13.9.13; Library from 13.11.13 to 1.7.14; Regulations and Ordinances from 1.7.14 to 9.5.16; Scrutiny of Bills from 1.7.14 to 9.5.16 (Chair from 1.7.14 to 9.5.16).

Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Environment, Communications and the Arts from 1.7.08 to 15.10.08; Environment and Communications: Legislation and References Committees from 13.11.13 to 1.7.14; Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport from 24.9.08 to 12.3.09; Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport: Legislation and References Committees from 1.7.14 to 9.5.16; Community Affairs: References Committee from 14.5.09 to 2.2.10; Finance and Public Administration: References Committee from 11.3.10 to 11.11.13; Economics: Legislation Committee from 30.9.10 to 9.2.11 and from 13.11.13 to 1.7.14 and References Committees from 30.9.10 to 9.2.11 and from 1.7.11 to 1.7.14.

Senate Select: Men's Health from 13.11.08 to 29.5.09; Scrutiny of New Taxes from 30.9.10 to 1.11.11; Electricity Prices from 10.9.12 to 1.11.12; School Funding from 12.12.13 to 9.7.14; Health from 26.6.14 to 9.5.16.

Joint Statutory: Corporations and Financial Services from 1.7.14 to 9.5.16; Intelligence and Security from 25.11.14 to 9.5.16; Public Works from 4.2.16 to 9.5.16.

Joint Standing: Migration from 2.12.13 to 1.7.14; Parliamentary Library from 2.12.13 to 1.7.14.


Parliamentary Party Positions

The Nationals Party Whip in the Senate from 22.9.08 to 13.9.13.


Party Positions

Secretary, National Party Inverell Branch 1991-94 and from 2004; Treasurer 1994-98; Chair 1998-2004.

Chair, National Party Northern Tablelands Electorate Council 1999-2003; Secretary 2004-13.

Member and Secretary, The Nationals New England Electorate Council from 2004.


Personal

Born 16.1.1955, Jamestown, SA.


Qualifications and Occupation before entering Federal Parliament

Truck driver 1973-79.

Shearer 1974-99.

Farmer 1979-2000.

Small business owner and manager 1999-2008.