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The Hon. (Sam) Samuel FARRAWAY, MLC

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Member of the Legislative Council
Deputy Government Whip in the Legislative Council
Member of The Nationals
Term of service expires 58th Parliament (05 Mar 2027)
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Member of the Legislative Council
A The Hon. Sam Farraway, MLC
Parliament House
Macquarie Street
P 02 9230 2286

Parliamentary Activity
Current Positions
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Member of the NSW Legislative Council 17 Oct 2019
Deputy Government Whip in the Legislative Council 22 Oct 2019
Member, Portfolio Committee No. 6 - Transport and Customer Service 22 Oct 2019
Member, Standing Committee on State Development 08 Jul 2020
Member, Portfolio Committee No. 4 - Industry 19 May 2020
Member, Public Works Committee 22 Oct 2019
Member, Select Committee on Animal Cruelty Laws in New South Wales 22 Oct 2019
Member, Joint Select Committee on the Anti-Discrimination Amendment (Religious Freedoms and Equality) Bill 2020 18 Jun 2020
Member, Select Committee on the Greyhound Welfare and Integrity Commission 01 Oct 2020
Substitute Member, Regulation Committee 05 Aug 2020 Impact and implementation of the Water Management (General) Amendment (Exemptions for Floodplain Harvesting) Regulation 2020
Prior Positions
Position Start End Period Notes
Member, Portfolio Committee No. 5 - Legal Affairs 22 Oct 2019 19 May 2020 6 months 28 days
Member, Standing Committee on Law and Justice 22 Oct 2019 08 Jul 2020 8 months 17 days
Member, Regulation Committee 22 Oct 2019 03 Aug 2020 9 months 13 days
Member, Select Committee on the impact of technological and other change on the future of work and workers in New South Wales 27 Mar 2020 03 Aug 2020 4 months 8 days
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A Bathurst-based small businessman and long time NSW Nationals Member, Sam Farraway was selected to fill a vacancy in the Legislative Council after the retirement of the Hon. Niall Blair MLC in 2019. Mr Farraway has a long history of working with the community; in business and through volunteering. In addition to his role as Senior Vice Chairman of the NSW Nationals, he has spent over 10 years as President of the Bathurst Agricultural, Horticultural & Pastoral Association which runs the Royal Bathurst Show. In 2015 he won young entrepreneur of the year at the Carillon Business Awards. Mr Farraway is a great community advocate and has shown a commitment to working for the people in his region. With the skills and determination to make a real difference to rural and regional New South Wales, he is committed to continuing the good work of the NSW Nationals in Government.

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