John McVeigh (politician)

John Joseph McVeigh (born 13 May 1965) is an Australian politician who served in the Cabinet as Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government from 2017 to 2018.[1] McVeigh has been a Liberal National member of the Australian House of Representatives since July 2016, representing the electorate of Groom in Queensland.


John McVeigh

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Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government
In office
20 December 2017 (2017-12-20) – 28 August 2018
Prime MinisterMalcolm Turnbull
Scott Morrison
Preceded byPaul Fletcher
Succeeded byBridget McKenzie
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Groom
Assumed office
2 July 2016
Preceded byIan Macfarlane
Queensland Government Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestries
In office
3 April 2012 – 14 February 2015
PremierCampbell Newman
Preceded byTim Mulherin (Primary Industries, Food and Rural Economies)
Craig Wallace (Fisheries)
Succeeded byBill Byrne
Member of the Queensland Parliament
for Toowoomba South
In office
24 March 2012 – 29 April 2016
Preceded byMike Horan
Succeeded byDavid Janetzki
Personal details
Born (1965-05-13) 13 May 1965 (age 54)
Allora, Queensland, Australia
Political partyLiberal National Party
RelationsTom McVeigh (father)
Alma materUniversity of Southern Queensland
Bond University
University of Queensland
OccupationFarmer

McVeigh served as a member of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland for Toowoomba South between 2012 and 2016;[2] and served as the Queensland Government Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestries from 3 April 2012 until 14 February 2015.[3] On 9 April 2016, the LNP announced that McVeigh had been preselected to contest Groom at the 2016 federal election. His resignation from the Queensland Parliament on 29 April triggered a by-election in the district of Toowoomba South.[4][5]

Personal backgroundEdit

McVeigh is the son of Tom McVeigh, who represented Groom and its predecessor seat, Darling Downs, from 1972 to 1988.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Turnbull, Malcolm (19 December 2017). "Ministerial Arrangements" (Press release). Government of Australia. Archived from the original on 13 March 2018. Retrieved 3 February 2018. John McVeigh, who previously served as a minister in the Queensland Liberal National Party State Government, will join Cabinet as Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government.
  2. ^ Green, Antony (2012). "Toowoomba South". Election Guide 2012. Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
  3. ^ "Premier announces new Ministry". Department of Premier and Cabinet. 30 March 2012. Retrieved 30 March 2012.
  4. ^ "Queensland MP John McVeigh wins preselection in Ian Macfarlane's federal seat". ABC News. 9 April 2016. Retrieved 11 April 2016.
  5. ^ "Meanwhile, in Queensland: who's who on LNP, Labor Senate tickets". The Australian. 29 April 2016. Retrieved 30 April 2016.
  6. ^ "Political son takes reins in seat". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 7 December 2015.
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Ian Macfarlane
Member for Groom
2016–present
Incumbent
Political offices
Preceded by
Paul Fletcher
as Minister for Territories, Local Government and Major Projects
Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government
2017–present
Incumbent
Parliament of Queensland
Preceded by
Mike Horan
Member for Toowoomba South
2012–2016
Succeeded by
David Janetzki
Political offices
Preceded by
Tim Mulherin
as Minister for Primary Industries, Food and Rural Economies
Queensland Government
Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestries

2012–2015
Succeeded by
Bill Byrne
Preceded by
Craig Wallace
as Minister for Fisheries