The Hon Scott Buchholz MP biography

Parliamentary service

  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Wright, Queensland, 2010. Re-elected 2013, 2016 and 2019

Parliamentary positions

  • Member, Speaker's Panel from 12.9.16.

Ministerial appointments

  • Assistant Minister for Road Safety and Freight Transport from 29.05.2019
  • Assistant Minister for Roads and Transport from 26.8.2018 to 28.05.2019

Committee service

  • Joint Standing: Electoral Matters from 02.02.2016 to 09.05.2016.
  • Electoral Matters from 14.09.2016.
  • Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity from 14.09.2016.
  • Public Works from 14.09.2016.
  • House of Representatives Standing: Electoral Matters from 02.02.2016 to 09.05.2016.
  • Electoral Matters from 14.09.2016.
  • Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity from 14.09.2016.
  • Public Works from 14.09.2016.

Parliamentary party positions

  • Government Whip from 18.9.13 to 23.2.15.
  • Chief Government Whip from 23.2.15 to 12.10.15.

Party positions

  • Chair, Liberal National Party Transition Action Committee.
  • Chair, Liberal National Party Condamine State Electorate Council.
  • Delegate, Nationals and Liberal National Party State Conferences (Qld) 2007-10.
  • Member, Liberal National Party Agenda Committee 2008-09.
  • Assistant to State Campaign Director, Liberal National Party (Qld) 2009.

Personal

  • Born 27.03.1968, Rockhampton, Australia.
  • Married.

Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament

  • Chief of Staff to Senator BTG Joyce.
  • Ringer 1985-87.
  • Agri-finance manager 1989-91.
  • Managing director from 1992.

Electorate

  • Description: Rural.
  • Location: south-eastern Queensland, to the south and west of Brisbane: it includes the centres of Aratula, Beaudesert, Beechmont, Boonah, Canungra, Forest Hill, Gatton, Harrisville, Hillview, Jimboomba, Laidley, North Ipswich, Rathdowney, Springbrook and Tamborine, and parts of Mudgeeraba and Nerang.
  • Area: 7589 Sq km.
  • Electors enrolled: 99969 (at 02.07.2016).
  • Industries: boutique tourism and a wide range of primary production activities.
  • Electorate: Wright includes the Queensland Legislative Assembly electorate of Beaudesert and parts of Albert, Algester, Gaven, Lockyer, Logan and Mudgeeraba.