- Parliamentary service
- Elected to the House of Representatives for Gippsland, Victoria at by-election 2008, vice Hon. P McGauran (resigned). Re-elected 2010, 2013, 2016 and 2019.
- Ministerial appointments
- Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Defence from 18.9.2013 to 21.9.2015.
- Assistant Minister for Defence from 21.9.2015 to 18.2.2016.
- Minister for Infrastructure and Transport from 18.2.2016 to 20.12.2017.
- Cabinet Minister from 18.2.2016 to 20.12.2017.
- Cabinet Minister from 5.3.2018 to 28.8.2018.
- Minister for Veterans' Affairs from 5.3.2018.
- Minister for Defence Personnel from 5.3.2018.
- Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC from 5.3.2018 to 29.5.2019.
- Cabinet Minister from 6.2.2020.
- Committee service
- Joint Statutory: Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity from 26.8.2008 to 19.7.2010.
- Joint Standing: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 6.2.2018 to 1.7.2019.
- House of Representatives Standing: Petitions from 26.8.2008 to 5.8.2013; Communications and the Arts from 6.2.2018 to 11.4.2019.
- House of Representatives Select: Regional Development and Decentralisation from 6.2.2018 to 28.6.2018 (Chair from 8.2.2018 to 5.3.2018).
- Parliamentary party positions
- Deputy Leader of the House from 18.2.2016 to 20.12.2017.
- Deputy Leader of the House from 5.3.2018.
- Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Roads and Regional Transport from 14.9.2010 to 18.9.2013.
- Party positions
- Councillor for the Nationals State Branch (Vic.) from 2002 to 2004.
- Born 13.9.1967, Sale, Australia
- Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
- Newspaper and television journalist 1986-98.
- Self-employed marketing consultant 1998-2002.
- Executive Officer, Champions of the Bush 2002-04.
- Chief of Staff, PJ Ryan, MLA (Vic.) 2004-08.
- Name: Gippsland
- Location: The Division of Gippsland consists of: East Gippsland Shire Council, Wellington Shire Council, part of Baw Baw Shire Council, part of Latrobe City Council, and the unincorporated area of Gabo Island.
- Area: 33,182 Sq km
- Electors enrolled: 110,538 (at 11.6.2019)
- Industries: Farming and agriculture, gas and electricity, mining, health care, retail, education and training, and correctional and defence services, tourism, forestry and fishing.