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

Senator for (NT)

Country Liberal Party (Northern Territory)



Parliamentary Service

Elected to the Senate for the Northern Territory 2001. Re-elected 2004, 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016.


Ministerial Appointments

Minister for Community Services from 30.1.2007 to 3.12.2007.

Minister for Indigenous Affairs from 18.9.2013.

Cabinet Minister from 18.9.2013.


Committee Service

Senate Standing: Library from 14.2.2002 to 16.8.2005; Publications from 28.8.2002 to 16.8.2005.

Senate Select: Administration of Indigenous Affairs from 17.6.2004 to 8.3.2005; Mental Health from 10.3.2005 to 28.4.2006; Regional and Remote Indigenous Communities from 20.3.2008 to 24.9.2010.

Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Legal and Constitutional: Legislation from 13.2.2002 to 11.9.2006; Legal and Constitutional: References from 14.2.2002 to 16.8.2005; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade: Legislation from 11.8.2005 to 16.8.2005; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade: References from 11.8.2005 to 16.8.2005; Legal and Constitutional Affairs from 11.9.2006 to 8.2.2007.

Joint Statutory: Public Accounts and Audit from 14.2.2002 to 16.8.2005; Native Title and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Land Account from 1.7.2002 to 23.3.2006.

Joint Standing: National Capital and External Territories from 1.7.2002 to 16.8.2005; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 16.8.2005 to 8.2.2007; National Capital and External Territories from 7.9.2009 to 27.10.2009.

Joint Select: Constitutional Recognition relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples from 29.11.2012 to 5.8.2013.


Parliamentary Party Positions

The Nationals Party Whip in the Senate from 7.2.2006 to 6.2.2007.

Deputy Leader of The Nationals in the Senate from 7.2.2007 to 3.12.2007.

Leader of The Nationals in the Senate from 3.12.2007 to 17.9.2008.

Federal Parliamentary Deputy Leader of The Nationals from 3.12.2007 to 13.9.2013.

Member of the Opposition Shadow Ministry from 6.12.2007 to 18.9.2013.

Shadow Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry from 6.12.2007 to 22.9.2008.

Shadow Minister for Human Services from 22.9.2008 to 8.12.2009.

Shadow Minister for Indigenous Affairs from 8.12.2009 to 18.9.2013.


Party Positions

Member, Country Liberal Party Management Committee


Personal

Born 4.5.1956, London, England.


Qualifications and Occupations 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, International Coalition of Fisheries Association 1999