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Former Member Details

Mr Richard Hargrave COLLESS, HD App Sci(Agric) (1952 - )

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Date of Birth: 12/11/1952
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Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Deputy Opposition Whip, Legislative Council 08 May 2007 04 Mar 2011 3 years 9 months 25 days
Deputy Government Whip in the Legislative Council 09 May 2011 06 Mar 2015 3 years 9 months 26 days
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 30 Aug 2000 01 Mar 2019 18 years 6 months 1 day
Deputy Opposition Whip, the Legislative Council 27 Aug 2002 28 Feb 2003 6 months 2 days
Deputy Opposition Whip, Legislative Council 03 Apr 2003 02 Mar 2007 3 years 11 months
Parliamentary Secretary 24 Apr 2015 23 Jan 2017 1 year 9 months Parliamentary Secretary for Natural Resouces and Regional Planning
Parliamentary Secretary for Natural Resources and Western NSW 01 Feb 2017 01 Mar 2019 2 years 1 month 1 day
Member, Joint Select Committee on the Threatened Species Conservation Amendment (Biodiversity Banking) Bill 2006 23 Nov 2006 15 Jan 2007 1 month 24 days
Member, General Purpose Standing Committee No. 5 10 Jul 2003 02 Mar 2007 3 years 7 months 21 days Elected Deputy Chair on 14/09/2004
Member, Select Committee on Recreational Fishing 24 Nov 2009 10 Dec 2010 1 year 17 days
Member, General Purpose Standing Committee No. 5 29 May 2007 04 Mar 2011 3 years 9 months 4 days
Member, Standing Committee on Law and Justice 22 Sep 2005 04 Mar 2011 5 years 5 months 11 days
Member, Standing Committee on State Development 18 Jun 2009 04 Mar 2011 1 year 8 months 15 days Deputy Chair
Member, Select Committee on social, public and affordable housing 19 Nov 2013 08 Sep 2014 9 months 21 days
Member, General Purpose Standing Committee No. 5 17 May 2011 06 Mar 2015 3 years 9 months 18 days
Member, Standing Committee on State Development 17 May 2011 06 Mar 2015 3 years 9 months 18 days Chair
Member, Staysafe (Joint Standing Committee on Road Safety) 22 Jun 2011 06 Mar 2015 3 years 8 months 13 days Deputy Chair
Member, Standing Committee on State Development 14 May 2015 01 Mar 2019 3 years 9 months 16 days
Member, Portfolio Committee No. 5 - Industry and Transport 14 May 2015 01 Mar 2019 3 years 9 months 16 days
Member, Select Committee on Landowner Protection from Unauthorised Filming or Surveillance 17 May 2018 25 Oct 2018 5 months 9 days
Substitute Member, Portfolio Committee No. 1 - Premier and Finance 06 Jun 2018 17 Oct 2018 4 months 12 days Fresh food pricing
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
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.

Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Member of Inverell Shire Council 1991, 1995 and 1999.
Personal
Additional Information
First speech, 11 October 2000: