Barr Nehl Deputy Speaker of the Australian
Government's House of Representatives, addressing a sitting of
Parliament in his kilt! A first in Australian history.
for Cowper (NSW)
National Party of Australia
Elected to the House of Representatives
for Cowper, New South Wales, 1984, 1987, 1990, 1993, 1996 and 1998.
Deputy Chair of Committees from 8.5.90 to
Member, Speaker's Panel from 21.2.94 to 30.4.96.
Deputy Speaker from 30.4.96.
House of Representatives Standing:
Publications from 8.10.87 to 19.2.90; Industry, Science and Technology
from 29.5.89 to 19.2.90; Selection from 15.5.90 (Chair from 7.5.96);
Long Term Strategies from 1.6.90 to 8.2.93; House from 21.8.90;
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs from 12.5.93 to 29.1.96;
Procedure from 12.5.93 to 29.1.96.
Joint Statutory: Public Accounts from
28.2.85 to 8.2.93; Native Title from 30.8.94 to 29.3.95; Native Title
and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Land Fund from 29.3.95 to
29.1.96; Australian Security Intelligence Organization from 8.2.99 to
Joint Standing: Foreign Affairs, Defence
and Trade from 20.10.87 to 19.2.90; National Capital and External
Territories from 30.5.96 to 31.8.98.
Joint Select: Tenure of Appointees to
Commonwealth Tribunals from 12.4.89 to 30.11.89.
Conferences, Delegations and Visits
Member, South Pacific Conference,
Member, Joint Committee on Foreign
Affairs, Defence and Trade South Pacific Inquiry visit to Solomon
Islands, Tonga, Fiji and Western Samoa, June 1988.
Member, Parliamentary Exchange Visit to
New Zealand, April 1989.
Member, Joint Committee on Foreign
Affairs, Defence and Trade (Defence Sub-Committee) visit to Noumea, New
Caledonia, April 1989.
Member, Parliamentary Delegation to USA
and Canada, March-April 1995.
Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of
the National Party from 12.5.89 to 11.4.90.
Deputy National Party Whip from 11.4.90
National Party Whip from 2.6.94.
Member, NPA Research Committee (NSW)
Member, NPA State Campaign Committee
Member, NPA Central Council and Central
Executive (NSW) 1980-85.
Chair, Coffs Harbour Electorate Council
Campaign Director, Coffs Harbour State
Electorate 1981 and 1984.
Chair, Transport and Communications
Policy Committee 1983-85.
Convener, Australian Parliamentary
Antarctic Alliance from 1987.
Member, Parliamentary Art Collection
Advisory Committee from 1993.
Chair, Parliamentary Education Office
Advisory Committee from 1996.
Born 19.2.34 at Newcastle, NSW.
Qualifications and Occupation before
entering Federal Parliament
Station-hand, overseer, manager, sheep
and cattle property 1956-59.
Packaging consultant 1959-61.
Executive Officer and Secretary, New
England New State Movement 1961-64.
Administration, Dept of University
Extension, University of New England 1965-68.
Newspaper proprietor and editor, Armidale,
Management and marketing positions
Publisher and public relations consultant
The Banana Coast, French's Forest, NSW:
Murray Child and Co., 1978.
Timbertown, French's Forest, NSW: Murray
Child and Co., 1978.
Coffs Harbour - The Natural Growth
Centre, Garry Nehl and Associates, 1979.
Local Government Service
Alderman, Armidale City Council 1962-64.
Location: New South Wales north coast; it
includes the centres of Bellingen, Coffs Harbour, Dorrigo, Kempsey,
Macksville, Nambucca Heads, South West Rocks, Urunga and Woolgoolga.
Area: 10 788 sq km (approx.).
Electors enrolled: 79 213 (at 3.10.98).
Industries: Forestry, bananas, sugar,
vegetables, dairy cattle and tourism.
State electorates: Cowper includes the
New South Wales Legislative Assembly electorate of Coffs Harbour, and
parts of Clarence and Oxley.
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