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Biography of our new Agriculture Minister - David Littlproud

  • By: Farm Tender "Prime"
  • Jan 03, 2018

David Littleproud was elected to the House of Representatives as the Member for Maranoa, Queensland, in 2016.  

He was born and raised in Chinchilla and is married to Sarah. David and Sarah reside in Warwick are the proud parents of three boys: Tom, Hugh and Harry.

David was educated at Chinchilla State High School before finishing secondary education at Toowoomba Grammar School.

During the past 20 years, David forged a career in agribusiness while living and working in towns such as Miles, Nanango, Charleville, St George, Stanthorpe and Warwick.

This experience provides David with an acute understanding of the important role agriculture and small business plays in creating jobs and promoting economic growth across rural, regional and remote Australia. He understands the importance of economic development as a means of building a prosperous future for younger generations and developing the capacity of health, education, agriculture, telecommunications and small business sectors.

Since being elected as the Member for Maranoa, David has served as a Member of the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade, including the Trade Sub-Committee, and Foreign Affairs Sub-Committee. David has also served as a Member on the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Communications and the Arts and the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Industry, Innovation, Science and Resources.

David Littleproud MP was sworn in as Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources on 20 December 2017. He is supported by Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Senator Anne Ruston.