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Our People

Meet your Nationals representatives in NSW Parliament

The Nationals represent 17 electorates in the NSW Legislative Assembly, and hold seven seats in the Legislative Council. Led by John Barilaro, our team comes with a healthy mix of younger talent and crucial experience.

Scroll through the list at the left to learn more about the team fighting for regional NSW in Macquarie Street.


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Adam Marshall

Member for Northern Tablelands

Since being elected as the member for the Northern Tablelands and becoming the state’s youngest MP, Adam Marshall has worked hard to bring a renewed focus to the potential of the area, in particular for the younger generations vital to its ...

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Melinda Pavey

Member for Oxley

After more than a decade working for the people of regional NSW in the Legislative Council, and since 2015 in the Legislative Assembly as Member for Oxley, Melinda Pavey has dedicated herself to improving the lives of regional and rural con...

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Geoff Provest

Member for Tweed

Geoff Provest is very much a hands-on MP, recognised for his loud and passionate advocacy for his electorate and his practice of regularly accompanying emergency services workers on their shifts to better understand the problems facing his community....

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Paul Toole

Member for Bathurst

With the highest two party-preferred swing in NSW history, Paul was elected as the Member for Bathurst in 2011 and is currently serving as the Minister for Lands and Forestry, and Minister for Racing. Pri...

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Leslie Williams

Member for Port Macquarie

Leslie Williams is a nurse and a mother who became involved in politics after her campaign to build a primary school in Lake Cathie fell on deaf ears with her local independent MPs. In 2011 she was elected as The Nationals' Member for Port Macquarie ...

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Rick Colless

Member of the NSW Legislative Council

Rick Colless has been a key part of the NSW Nationals Parliamentary Team since entering the Legislative Council. He has served in a number of roles during this time, and has recently transitioned from Parliamentary Secretary for Natural Resources and...

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Wes Fang

Member of the NSW Legislative Council

Wes grew up in Uranquinty, just outside of Wagga Wagga and attended Uranquinty Public School and Mount Austin High School, before completing a degree in Aviation from the University of New South Wales. After University, Wes...

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Ben Franklin

Member of the NSW Legislative Council

Ben Franklin was elected to the Legislative Council in 2015 as the lead candidate on The Nationals' ticket. In January 2017, Ben was appointed Parliamentary Secretary for Renewable Energy and Northern NSW. He is also the current Deputy Government Whi...

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Trevor Khan

Member of the NSW Legislative Council

Trevor Khan was first elected to the Legislative Council in March 2007, and is currently The Nationals' Duty MLC for the Cessnock Electorate. He is respected widely across the Parliament for his work on a number of Parliamentary Committees.  T...

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Sarah Mitchell

Member of the NSW Legislative Council

Since entering parliament in 2011, Sarah has served on numerous committees, as Parliamentary Secretary for Regional and Rural Health and Western NSW and in 2017 appointed the Minister for Early Childhood Education, Minister for Aborig...

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