O'BRIEN, Llewellyn (Lew) StephenBiography for O'BRIEN, Llewellyn (Lew) Stephen

Member for Wide Bay (Qld)

Nationals



Parliamentary Service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Wide Bay, Queensland, 2016.


Committee Service

House of Representatives Standing: Indigenous Affairs from 14.9.16; Infrastructure, Transport and Cities from 14.9.16; Selection from 27.3.18.

Joint Standing: Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity from 14.9.16; Law Enforcement from 14.9.16; Migration from 28.2.18

Joint Select: Constitutional Recognition relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples from 27.3.18.


Parliamentary Party Positions

Nationals Whip from 26.3.18


Party Positions

Chairman, Wide Bay Federal Division (LNP), 2010-14.

Chair, Wide Bay Region (LNP), 2010-14.

Vice President, Liberal National Party, 2015-16.


Personal

Born 26.6.1972, Mona Vale, NSW.

Married.


Qualifications and Occupation before entering Federal Parliament

Dip. Justice Studies.

Dip. Policing.

Carer, 1988-89.

Labourer, 1990-96.

Factory process operator, 1996-99.

Officer, Queensland Police Service, 1999-2016.


Honours

Queensland Police Service Medal - 10 year clasp, 2010.

Queensland Police Service - 15 year clasp, 2015.

National Medal for Service, 2015.

National Police Medal, 2016.


Electorate

Description: rural.

Location: southern eastern Queensland coast and hinterland; it includes the centres of Gympie, Maryborough, Murgon and Noosa Heads. It also includes Fraser Island.

Area: 14 573 sq km.

Electors enrolled: 102 856 (at 2.7.16).

Industries: eco-tourism, historical attractions, natural attractions, timber, dairying, grain, grazing, sugar, tropical fruit orchards, and railway rolling stock.

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