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The Hon. Richard Hargrave COLLESS, HD App Sci(Agric) MLC

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This seat is currently vacant.
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Parliamentary Secretary for Natural Resources and Western NSW
Member of The Nationals
Term of service expires 56th Parliament (1 March 2019)
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Parliamentary Activity
Current Positions
Position Start Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 30 Aug 2000
Parliamentary Secretary 01 Feb 2017 Parliamentary Secretary for Natural Resources and Western NSW
Member, Standing Committee on State Development 14 May 2015
Member, Portfolio Committee No. 5 – Industry and Transport 14 May 2015
Prior Positions
Position Start End Period Notes
Deputy Government Whip in the Legislative Council 09 May 2011 06 Mar 2015 3 yrs 9 mths 26 days
Deputy Opposition Whip, Legislative Council 08 May 2007 04 Mar 2011 3 yrs 9 mths 25 days
Member, Standing Committee on State Development 18 Jun 2009 04 Mar 2011 1 yr 8 mths 15 days Deputy Chair
Member, Joint Select Committee on the Threatened Species Conservation Amendment (Biodiversity Banking) Bill 2006 23 Nov 2006 15 Jan 2007 1 mth 24 days
Parliamentary Secretary 24 Apr 2015 23 Jan 2017 1 yr 9 mths Parliamentary Secretary for Natural Resouces and Regional Planning
Deputy Opposition Whip, Legislative Council 03 Apr 2003 02 Mar 2007 3 yrs 11 mths
Deputy Opposition Whip, the Legislative Council 27 Aug 2002 28 Feb 2003 6 mths 2 days
Member, Standing Committee on State Development 17 May 2011 06 Mar 2015 3 yrs 9 mths 18 days Chair
Member, Staysafe (Joint Standing Committee on Road Safety) 22 Jun 2011 06 Mar 2015 3 yrs 8 mths 13 days Deputy Chair
Member, General Purpose Standing Committee No. 5 17 May 2011 06 Mar 2015 3 yrs 9 mths 18 days
Member, Select Committee on social, public and affordable housing 19 Nov 2013 08 Sep 2014 9 mths 21 days
Member, Standing Committee on Law and Justice 22 Sep 2005 04 Mar 2011 5 yrs 5 mths 11 days
Member, General Purpose Standing Committee No. 5 29 May 2007 04 Mar 2011 3 yrs 9 mths 4 days
Member, Select Committee on Recreational Fishing 24 Nov 2009 10 Dec 2010 1 yr 17 days
Member, General Purpose Standing Committee No. 5 10 Jul 2003 02 Mar 2007 3 yrs 7 mths 21 days Elected Deputy Chair on 14/09/2004
About the Electorate

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Biography
Political Party Activity - Chairman, Inverell Branch - National Party of Australia 1996 - 1999. Chairman, New England Electorate Council 1999 - current. Member of Central Executive 2000 - current
Community Activity -
Local Government Activity - Member of Inverell Shire Council 1991, 1995 and 1999.
Military Service -
Honours Received -
Personal -
Qualifications, Occupations and Interests - Soil Conservationist for the Department of Land and Water Conservation from 1971 - 1997. Agricultural Consultant for S.P.A. Nutrition Pty Ltd 1997 - 2000. Interests include golf, cricket, tennis and fishing.

Additional Information - First speech, 11 October 2000: