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The Hon. Leslie Gladys WILLIAMS, BNurs, DipTeach MP

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Member of the Legislative Assembly
Member for Port Macquarie
Deputy Speaker
Member of the Liberal Party
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Port Macquarie Electorate Office
A The Hon. Leslie Williams, MP
T23/15 Chancellors Drive
P (02) 6584 0977

Parliamentary Activity
Current Positions
Position Start Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 26 Mar 2011
Member for Port Macquarie 26 Mar 2011
Deputy Speaker 07 May 2019
Chair, Committee on the Independent Commission Against Corruption 07 Apr 2022
Member, Committee on the Independent Commission Against Corruption 24 Feb 2022
Member, Committee on the Ombudsman, the Law Enforcement Conduct Commission and the Crime Commission 24 Feb 2022
Member, Standing Orders and Procedure Committee 09 May 2019
Member, Modern Slavery Committee 21 Sep 2022
Prior Positions
Position Start End Period Notes
Assistant Minister for Education 02 Apr 2015 23 Jan 2017 1 year 9 months 22 days
Minister for Aboriginal Affairs 02 Apr 2015 23 Jan 2017 1 year 9 months 22 days
Minister for Education and Early Childhood Learning 02 Apr 2015 23 Jan 2017 1 year 9 months 22 days
Parliamentary Secretary for Regional and Rural Health 01 Feb 2017 23 Mar 2019 2 years 1 month 23 days
Parliamentary Secretary for Renewable Energy 06 May 2014 28 Mar 2015 10 months 23 days
Member, Joint Standing Committee on the Office of the Valuer-General 22 Jun 2011 14 May 2014 2 years 10 months 23 days
Chair, Committee on the Health Care Complaints Commission 23 Jun 2011 06 May 2014 2 years 10 months 14 days Appointed to the Committee on 22 June 2011 and elected Chair on 23 June 2011. Ceased to hold membership of the Committee as appointed a Parliamentary Secretary (see section 68 of the Health Care Complaints Act 1993).
Member, Committee on Children and Young People 24 Feb 2022 31 Mar 2022 1 month 8 days
Member, Committee on the Health Care Complaints Commission 19 Jun 2019 31 Mar 2022 2 years 9 months 13 days
Member, Legislation Review Committee 19 Jun 2019 31 Mar 2022 2 years 9 months 13 days
About the Port Macquarie Electorate
Rural. Located within Hastings Statistical Agricultural Subdivision.

Principal towns: Batar Creek, Black Creek, Blackmans Point, Bobs Creek, Bonny Hills, Camden Head, Comboyne, Coopernook, Coralville, Crowdy Head, Deauville, Dunbogan, Fernbank Creek, Grants Beach, Hacks Ferry, Hannam Vale, Harrington, Herons Creek, Johns River, Jolly Nose, Kendall, Kerewong, Kew, Killabakh, King Creek, Lake Cathie, Lake Innes, Lakewood, Langley Vale, Lansdowne, Lansdowne Forest, Laurieton, Limeburners Creek, Logans Crossing, Lord Howe Island, Lorne, Middle Brother, Moorland, North Haven, North Shore, Port Macquarie, Rawdon Island, Riverside, Rossglen, Sancrox, Stewarts River, Swans Crossing, Telegraph Point, The Hatch, Thrumster, Upper Lansdowne, Upsalls Creek, Waitui, West Haven.

Area: 1,459.69 sq km.

Population: 67,415. Enrolment: 60,011.

Political Party Activity

Community Activity

Member, Rotary Club of Laurieton. Member, Hastings Business Womens Network. Member, Port Macquarie Suicide Prevention Network. Member, Camden Haven Chamber of Commerce.

Local Government Activity

Military Service

Honours Received

Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary, 2010.


Qualifications, Occupations and Interests

Diploma of Teaching (DipTeach), Adelaide College of Arts and Education, 1980. Bachelor of Nursing (BNurs), Southern Cross University, 2006.

2007 to March 2011 Registered Nurse, North Coast Area Health Service. 2007 to 2008 Registered Nurse, Catholic Care for the Aged. 1995 to 1996 Small Business Owner and Licencee, Lake Cathie Licensed Post Office. 1994 to 1995 Chief Executive Officer Sudden Infant Death Association (NT). 1990 to 1994 Sales Consultant, Learners World Educational Toys. 1988 to 1989 Assistant to Accountant, Murray Neck Group of Companies (Alice Springs). 1981 to 1987 Teacher, South Australian Department of Education.

Additional Information

Inaugural speech, 26 May 2011: