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LAUNDY, the Hon. Craig Arthur SamuelBiography for LAUNDY, the Hon. Craig Arthur Samuel

Member for Reid (NSW)

Liberal Party of Australia

Parliamentary Service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Reid, New South Wales, 2013. Re-elected 2016. Retired prior to general elections 2019.

Ministerial Appointments

Assistant Minister for Multicultural Affairs from 18.2.2016 to 19.7.2016.

Assistant Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science from 19.7.2016 to 20.12.2017.

Minister for Small and Family Business, the Workplace and Deregulation from 20.12.2017 to 28.8.2018.

Committee Service

Joint Statutory: Public Accounts and Audit from 4.12.2013 to 2.2.2016; Corporations and Financial Services from 7.9.2015 to 2.2.2016.

Joint Standing: Migration from 4.12.2013 to 13.10.2015.

Joint Select: Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse from 20.9.2018 to 2.4.2019.

House of Representatives Standing: Economics from 13.10.2015 to 24.2.2016 (Chair from 13.10.2015 to 24.2.2016); Economics from 10.9.2018 to 11.4.2019.

Parliamentary Party Positions

Member of the Coalition Backbench Committee on Small Business from 2013.

Member of the Coalition Backbench Committee on Economics and Finance from 2013.

Member of the Coalition Backbench Committee on Immigration from 2013.


Born 16.2.1971, Sydney, Australia


Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament

BEc&Fin (University of New South Wales).



Name: Reid

Location: inner west Sydney; it includes the suburbs of Abbotsford, Auburn (part), Burwood, Cabarita, Chiswick, Concord, Croydon, Drummoyne, Five Dock, Homebush, Lidcombe (part), Mortlake, Newington, Rodd Point, Russell Lea, Silverwater, Strathfield, Sydney Olympic Park and Wareemba.

Area: 55 Sq km

Electors enrolled: 105,549 (at 2.7.2016)

Industries: Light industry, commercial retail including Sydney Markets, engineering works, wholesale and retail trades.