Hon David Littleproud MP, Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources
Nationals Minister David Littleproud is from outback Queensland and brings the can-do approach of the bush to Canberra.
He was elected to Parliament in 2016 and appointed Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources in December 2017. He negotiated the Regional Investment Corporation through the Senate in his first week in Parliament as a Minister. He’s since successfully overseen the passage of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan’s through Parliament, delivered more support to farmers in drought, won concession from big banks on farm loans and has taken substantial steps to clean up the live export trade.
Minister Littleproud focuses on evidence and results. He regularly meets with farmers in local “shed meetings” to find out what’s really happening in rural Australia.
Minister Littleproud was raised on a mixed farming property near Chinchilla during hard times. After finishing school he spent a year working on a cotton farm before his father told him to look for work outside of farming.
He found a job in the local bank and worked his way up to become a rural lender and bank manager in a number of communities throughout South West Queensland, including during the devastating Millennium drought.
MLA Business Breakfast
Date: Wednesday, 21 November 2018
Time: 7.00am - 8.30am
Venue: Hotel Realm