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Elected to the Senate for South Australia, 1993 (term began 1.7.1993), 1998 and 2004.
Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister from 11.3.96 to 9.10.97.
Special Minister of State from 9.10.97 to 21.10.98.
Minister Assisting the Prime Minister from 9.10.97 to 21.10.98.
Minister for Industry, Science and Resources from 21.10.98 to 26.11.01.
Minister for Finance and Administration from 26.11.01.
Vice-President of the Executive Council from 18.7.04.
Staff member, Liberal Party Federal Secretariat 1977-83.
Deputy Federal Director, Liberal Party 1983.
State Director, Liberal Party (SA) 1985-93.
Campaign Director, Liberal Party (SA) 1985-93.
Born 15.4.1953, Sydney, NSW.
Qualifications and occupation before entering federal Parliament
BEc, LLB (ANU).
Drought is Caused by a Lack of Rainfall
Tuesday, 17th October, 2006 - Finance Minister Nick Minchin got to the heart of the matter in the Senate this afternoon. Drought, he said showing all the preparation done by the Government before announcing its latest spending spree, is caused by a lack of rainfall. And so we set off again down the path of vote buying for a National Party desperate to prove to rural voters that members in a governing Coalition can deliver more goodies than a raft of independents on the cross benches. more
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