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. McVeigh has been a Liberal National member of the Australian House of Representatives since July 2016, representing the electorate of Groom in Queensland.
|Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government|
20 December 2017 – 28 August 2018
|Prime Minister||Malcolm Turnbull|
|Preceded by||Paul Fletcher|
|Succeeded by||Bridget McKenzie|
|Member of the Australian Parliament|
|Assumed office |
2 July 2016
|Preceded by||Ian Macfarlane|
|Queensland Government Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestries|
3 April 2012 – 14 February 2015
|Preceded by||Tim Mulherin (Primary Industries, Food and Rural Economies)|
Craig Wallace (Fisheries)
|Succeeded by||Bill Byrne|
|Member of the Queensland Parliament|
for Toowoomba South
24 March 2012 – 29 April 2016
|Preceded by||Mike Horan|
|Succeeded by||David Janetzki|
|Born||13 May 1965|
Allora, Queensland, Australia
|Political party||Liberal National Party|
|Relations||Tom McVeigh (father)|
|Alma mater||University of Southern Queensland|
University of Queensland
McVeigh served as a member of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland for Toowoomba South between 2012 and 2016; and served as the Queensland Government Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestries from 3 April 2012 until 14 February 2015. 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.
- 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.
- Green, Antony (2012). "Toowoomba South". Election Guide 2012. Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
- "Premier announces new Ministry". Department of Premier and Cabinet. 30 March 2012. Retrieved 30 March 2012.
- "Queensland MP John McVeigh wins preselection in Ian Macfarlane's federal seat". ABC News. 9 April 2016. Retrieved 11 April 2016.
- "Meanwhile, in Queensland: who's who on LNP, Labor Senate tickets". The Australian. 29 April 2016. Retrieved 30 April 2016.
- "Political son takes reins in seat". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 7 December 2015.
|Parliament of Australia|
| Member for Groom
as Minister for Territories, Local Government and Major Projects
| Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government
|Parliament of Queensland|
| Member for Toowoomba South
as Minister for Primary Industries, Food and Rural Economies
| Queensland Government
Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestries
as Minister for Fisheries
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