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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, and Parliamentary Secretary to the Deputy Premier and for Water Infrastructure
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

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Current Positions
Position Start Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 17 Oct 2019
Deputy Government Whip in the Legislative Council 22 Oct 2019
Parliamentary Secretary to the Deputy Premier and for Water Infrastructure 23 Jun 2021
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 the Greyhound Welfare and Integrity Commission 01 Oct 2020
Member, Select Committee on Floodplain Harvesting 29 Jun 2021
Prior Positions
Position Start End Period Notes
Chair, Standing Committee on State Development 17 Feb 2021 15 Mar 2021 27 days
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, Legislation Review Committee 09 Jun 2021 23 Jun 2021 15 days
Member, Regulation Committee 22 Oct 2019 03 Aug 2020 9 months 13 days
Member, Select Committee on Animal Cruelty Laws in New South Wales 22 Oct 2019 04 Jun 2020 7 months 14 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
Member, Joint Select Committee on the Anti-Discrimination Amendment (Religious Freedoms and Equality) Bill 2020 18 Jun 2020 31 Mar 2021 9 months 14 days
Substitute Member, Portfolio Committee No. 7 - Planning and Environment 11 Dec 2020 08 Apr 2021 3 months 29 days Local Land Services Amendment (Miscellaneous) Bill 2020
Substitute Member, Regulation Committee 05 Aug 2020 22 Sep 2020 1 month 18 days Impact and implementation of the Water Management (General) Amendment (Exemptions for Floodplain Harvesting) Regulation 2020
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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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