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HAASE, Barry WayneBiography for HAASE, Barry Wayne

Member for Durack (WA)

Liberal Party of Australia

Parliamentary Service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, 1998. Re-elected 2001, 2004, 2007. Elected to the House of Representatives for Durack, Western Australia, 2010, following electoral redistribution. Retired prior to general elections 2013.

Parliamentary Positions

Member, Speaker's Panel from 1.6.06 to 17.10.07

Committee Service

Joint Statutory: Native Title and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Land Fund from 8.12.1998 to 11.2.2002.

Joint Standing: Treaties from 23.5.2001 to 11.2.2002; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 1.12.2004 to 17.10.2007.

House of Representatives Standing: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs from 8.12.1998 to 31.8.2004; House from 20.3.2002 to 31.8.2004; Industry and Resources from 20.3.2002 to 17.10.2007; Members' Interests from 20.3.2002 to 31.8.2004; Transport and Regional Services from 20.3.2002 to 17.10.2007; Procedure from 20.3.2002 to 31.8.2004; Employment and Workplace Relations from 11.3.2008 to 19.7.2010; Primary Industries and Resources from 11.3.2008 to 19.7.2010; Regional Australia from 25.10.2010 to 16.11.2010; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs from 25.10.2010 to 5.8.2013; Regional Australia from 25.8.2011 to 5.8.2013.

Conferences Delegations and Visits

Member, Parliamentary Delegation to New Caledonia and Vanuatu, November 2003

Member, Parliamentary Delegation to United Arab Emirates and Kuwait, October 2005

Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Malaysia and Japan, April 2006

Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Malaysia and Thailand, August 2008

Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Canada and Mexico, April-May 2009

Member, Parliamentary Delegation to New Zealand, March 2011

Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Denmark, Sweden and Greece, April 2011

Parliamentary Party Positions

Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Infrastructure, Roads and Transport from 6.12.2007 to 22.9.2008.

Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Roads and Transport from 22.9.2008 to 10.11.2008.

Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Energy and Resources from 10.11.2008 to 8.12.2009.

Party Positions

Member, Liberal Party Karratha Branch from 1987


Born 19.11.1945, Southern Cross, Australia


Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament

Catering management 1968-78

Company director, air conditioning and building maintenance 1978-98

Military Service

RAN Catering 1964-67


Description: Rural

Location: northern Western Australia; it includes the centres of Broome, Carnarvon, Dampier, Derby, Exmouth, Geraldton, Kalbarri, Karratha, Newman, Port Hedland, Wiluna and Wyndham.

Area: 1.58776e+006 Sq km

Electors enrolled: 85782 (at 21.8.2010)

Industries: mining, cattle, sheep, fishing, tropical fruits, vegetables and tourism.

Electorate: Durack includes the Western Australian Legislative Assembly electorates of Kimberly and North West, and parts of Central Wheatbelt, Geraldton, Kalgoorlie, Moore and Pilbara.