The Hon Damian Drum MP Biography

Parliamentary service

  • State: elected to the Victorian Legislative Council for North Western from 30.11.2002 to 24.11.2006.
  • State: elected to the Victorian Legislative Council for Northern Victoria from 25.11.2006. Resigned 26.5.2016.
  • Federal: elected to the House of Representatives for Murray, Victoria, 2016.

Ministerial appointments

  • State: Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Development (Vic) from Dec. 2010 to Mar. 2014.
  • Minister for Sport and Recreation (Vic) from Mar. 2014 to Dec. 2014.
  • Minister for Veterans' Affairs (Vic) from Mar. 2014 to Dec. 2014.
  • Federal: Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister from 20.12.17.

Committee service

  • House of Representatives Standing: Health, Aged Care and Sport from 14.9.16
  • Joint Standing: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 14.9.16; Migration from 14.9.16.
  • House Select Committee on Regional Development and Decentralisation from 13.6.17.

Parliamentary party positions

  • State: Deputy Leader of the Nationals (Legislative Council) (Vic) from Dec. 2002 to Mar. 2014.
  • The Nationals Whip (Legislative Council) (Vic) from Dec. 2002 to Nov. 2014.
  • Leader of the Nationals (Legislative Council) (Vic) from Mar. 2014 to May 2016.

Personal

  • Born 28.7.1960, Shepparton, Vic.

Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament

  • Qualified Carpenter and Joiner.
  • Proprietor, Garages ‘N’ Sheds, 1987–93.
  • Assistant Coach, Sydney Football Club, 1994–98.
  • Senior Coach, Fremantle Football Club, 1999–2001.
  • Member, Victorian Legislative Council (North Western and Northern Victoria), 2002–16. (For further information, see Parliamentary Service, Ministerial appointments and Parliamentary party positions, above).