John McVeigh (LNP-Groom) – Maiden Speech

This is the maiden speech to the House of Representatives by John McVeigh, LNP member for Groom.

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Hansard transcript of John McVeigh’s maiden speech to the House of Representatives as the LNP member for Groom.

The DEPUTY SPEAKER (Mr Goodenough): Before I call the honourable member for Groom, I remind the House that it is the honourable member’s first speech. I ask that the House extend to him the usual courtesies. [Read more…]


Ian Macfarlane To Retire From Parliament At Election

Ian Macfarlane, the LNP member for Groom in Queensland and former minister in the Abbott and Howard governments, is to retire from parliament at the election due this year.

MacfarlaneMacfarlane has been the member for Groom since 1998. He was Minister for Small Business and then Minister for Industry, Tourism and Resources in the Howard government, from 2001 until its defeat in 2007.

Macfarlane was again Minister for Industry and then Minister for Industry and Science in the Abbott government from 2013, until Malcolm Turnbull replaced Abbott last September. Macfarlane agreed to step down from the ministry to allow Turnbull to promote new blood. [Read more…]