Barnaby Joyce announce in Parliment he Could be a New Zealand Citizen, He will not stand down as Deputy Prime Minister.

Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the Senate for Queensland 2004 (term began 1.7.2005) and 2010. Resigned 8.8.2013.
  • Elected to the House of Representatives for New England, New South Wales, 2013 and 2016.
Parliamentary positions
  • Temporary Chair of Committees from 26.6.08 to 18.9.08.
Ministerial appointments
  • Minister for Agriculture from 18.9.13 to 21.9.15.
  • Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources from 21.9.15.
  • Minister for Resources and Northern Australia from 27.7.17.
Committee service
  • Senate Standing: Library from 16.8.05 to 7.12.05.
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade: Legislation Committee from 16.8.05 to 13.9.05 and References Committee from 6.9.05 to 11.9.06; Legal and Constitutional: References Committee from 16.8.05 to 11.9.06; Economics from 11.9.06 to 14.5.09; Economics: Legislation and References Committees from 14.5.09 to 2.2.10.
  • Senate Select: Fuel and Energy from 26.6.08 to 18.3.10.
  • Joint Standing: National Capital and External Territories from 16.8.05 to 11.3.10.
  • Joint Select: Parliamentary Budget Office from 23.11.10 to 23.3.11; Broadcasting Legislation from 14.3.13 to 24.6.13.
Parliamentary party positions
  • Member, Opposition Shadow Ministry from 8.12.09 to 18.9.13. Shadow Minister for Finance and Debt Reduction from 8.12.09 to 25.3.10; Shadow Minister for Regional Development, Infrastructure and Water from 25.3.10 to 14.9.10; Shadow Minister for Regional Development, Local Government and Water from 14.9.10 to 18.9.13.
  • Leader of The Nationals in the Senate from 17.9.08 to 8.8.13.
  • Federal Parliamentary Deputy Leader, The Nationals from 13.9.13 to 12.2.16.
  • Federal Parliamentary Leader, The Nationals from 12.2.16.
Party positions
  • Chair, National Party Charleville Branch 1995.
  • Vice-Chair, National Party Warrego Electorate Council 1995.
  • Delegate, The Nationals’ State Conference (Qld) from 1995.
  • Delegate, The Nationals’ Central Council from 2000.
  • Member, The Nationals’ State Management Committee 2002-05.
  • Assistant Treasurer, The Nationals (Qld) 2002-05; Acting Treasurer 2004.
  • Member, National Party Federal Council 2002.
  • Chair, The Nationals’ St George Branch 2003-05.
Personal
  • Born 17.4.1967, Tamworth, NSW.
  • Married.
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • BFA (UNE), CPA, FCPA.
  • Farm worker 1989-91.
  • Accountant 1991-94.
  • Rural banker 1994-98.
  • Self-employed accountant 1998-2005.
Military Service
  • Royal Queensland Regiment 1997-2003.
Electorate
    • Description: rural.
    • Location: northern New South Wales highlands; it includes the centres of Aberdeen, Armidale, Ashford, Barraba, Bingara, Glenn Innes, Guyra, Inverell, Manilla, Merriwa, Murrurundi, Nundle, Quirindi, Satur, Scone, Tamworth, Tenterfield, Tingha, Urbenville and Walcha.
    • Area: 66 394 sq km.
    • Electors enrolled: 109 461 (at 2.7.16).
    Industries: cattle, sheep, grain, forestry, dairying, oats, maize, fruit, vegetables, tin-mining, bricks, trout hatchery, tourism, concrete pipe works, leather goods, tannery, gemstones, tobacco, lucerne, honey, grain processing, rubber industry, plaster works and concrete.
Honours
  • Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary Foundation.