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CANAVAN, the Hon. Matthew JamesBiography for CANAVAN, the Hon. Matthew James

Senator for (Qld)

The Nationals



Parliamentary Service

Elected to the Senate for Queensland 2013. (term ended 2016-07-02). Re-elected 2016 (term began 2016-07-02).


Ministerial Appointments

Minister for Northern Australia from 18.2.16 to 19.7.16

Minister for Resources and Northern Australia from 19.7.16 to 25.7.17

Cabinet Minister from 19.07.2016 to 25.07.2017

Cabinet Minister from 27.10.2017

Minister for Resources and Northern Australia from 27.10.17


Committee Service

Senate Select: Abbott Government's Budget Cuts from 17.07.2014 to 11.08.2015; Wind Turbines from 27.11.2014 to 03.08.2015; Murray-Darling Basin Plan from 25.06.2015 to 23.02.2016; Scrutiny of Government Budget Measures from 11.08.2015 to 09.05.2016; Unconventional Gas Mining from 12.11.2015 to 23.02.2016.

Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Abbott Government's Budget Cuts from 17.07.2014 to 11.08.2015; Wind Turbines from 27.11.2014 to 03.08.2015; Murray-Darling Basin Plan from 25.06.2015 to 23.02.2016; Scrutiny of Government Budget Measures from 11.08.2015 to 09.05.2016; Unconventional Gas Mining from 12.11.2015 to 23.02.2016.

Joint Statutory: Abbott Government's Budget Cuts from 17.07.2014 to 11.08.2015; Wind Turbines from 27.11.2014 to 03.08.2015; Murray-Darling Basin Plan from 25.06.2015 to 23.02.2016; Scrutiny of Government Budget Measures from 11.08.2015 to 09.05.2016; Unconventional Gas Mining from 12.11.2015 to 23.02.2016.

Joint Standing: Abbott Government's Budget Cuts from 17.07.2014 to 11.08.2015; Wind Turbines from 27.11.2014 to 03.08.2015; Murray-Darling Basin Plan from 25.06.2015 to 23.02.2016; Scrutiny of Government Budget Measures from 11.08.2015 to 09.05.2016; Unconventional Gas Mining from 12.11.2015 to 23.02.2016.

Joint Select: Abbott Government's Budget Cuts from 17.07.2014 to 11.08.2015; Wind Turbines from 27.11.2014 to 03.08.2015; Murray-Darling Basin Plan from 25.06.2015 to 23.02.2016; Scrutiny of Government Budget Measures from 11.08.2015 to 09.05.2016; Unconventional Gas Mining from 12.11.2015 to 23.02.2016.


Parliamentary Party Positions

The Nationals Party Whip in the Senate from 10.9.15 to 9.5.16


Personal

Born 17.12.1980, Southport, Australia.

Married


Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament

B.Ec (Hons)(Qld)

B.A (Qld)

Senior Research Economist, Productivity Commission 2003-08

Senior Executive, KPMG 2008-09

Director, Productivity Commission 2009-10

Chief of Staff to Senator BTG Joyce 2010-13