Senator the Hon Fiona Nash

Fiona Nash was elected as a Nationals Senator for New South Wales in the 2004 federal election and her term began on 1 July 2005.
As a Senator for The Nationals, Fiona’s overriding focus is to ensure that communities throughout regional, rural and remote NSW receive the investment and services they deserve.
Fiona and her husband David live on a farming property at Crowther (located near Young) in the south-west of NSW and together they have two sons, Will and Henry.
Although born and raised in Sydney, Fiona ended up studying at Mitchell College in Bathurst where she fell in love with life in the country. She and David eventually moved to Crowther and in 1991 she joined the local branch of the National Party.
Fiona has held a number of different roles within the NSW Nationals. Her experience in the party has included serving as branch chairman, becoming a member of the party’s State Executive as well as being a delegate to Federal Council.
Since becoming a Senator she has served as The Nationals Whip in the Senate, Deputy Leader of The Nationals in the Senate and in February 2016 she was elected by her parliamentary colleagues as Deputy Leader of The Nationals.
Fiona’s other parliamentary roles have included Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Water Resources and Conservation, Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Education, Assistant Minister for Health and Minister for Rural Health.
Currently she is the Minister for Regional Development, Local Government and Territories and Regional Communications in the Coalition Government.