Australian Government Minister for Rural Health and Deputy Leader of the National Party
Nationals Senator for NSW Fiona Nash was elected to the Australian Senate in 2004 and her term began on 1 July 2005.
Senator Nash and her husband, David, live on a property at Crowther near Young in the south-west of NSW and are the parents of two teenage boys, Will and Henry.
Balancing family with the business of running a farm and representing the people of NSW shapes and influences everything Senator Nash does on professional and personal levels.
Senator Nash is committed to getting the best for her constituents in every avenue of daily life, from education to health, food security to safe environmental practices.
The wealth of opportunities that open up to people when they live outside major metropolitan centres became apparent to Sydney-raised Senator Nash when she moved to Bathurst to study at Mitchell College. She and David moved to Crowther and in 1991 she joined the local branch of the National Party.
Her experience with the party includes branch chairman, state executive, delegate to Federal Council, to National Party Whip in the Senate and her current position as Deputy Leader of the Nationals in the Senate.
Senator Nash’s parliamentary roles include Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Water Resources and Conservation, Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Education and is now the Assistant Minister for Health.
She looks forward to continuing to represent all the people of NSW.