|Member of the New South Wales Parliament
27 March 1999
|Preceded by||Adrian Cruickshank|
|Minister for Education|
3 April 2011
|Preceded by||Verity Firth|
24 March 1970 |
Griffith, New South Wales
|Political party||National Party of Australia|
|Alma mater||Australian National University|
Adrian Piccoli (born 24 March 1970) is an Australian politician representing the electoral district of Murrumbidgee in the New South Wales Legislative Assembly. He is the deputy leader of the National Party in the New South Wales Parliament, and has been the Minister for Education since 2011, in both the O'Farrell and Baird ministries.
When Deputy Premier and Nationals leader Andrew Stoner announced his resignation in 2014, Piccoli as Stoner's deputy was expected to stand as a candidate to succeed him as Nationals leader but chose not to nominate for the leadership and instead remained deputy to new leader Troy Grant. It is believed that Piccoli did not have the numbers to beat Grant for the leadership, despite Grant's political inexperience. Stoner had endorsed Grant over Piccoli as his successor.
- Patty, Anna (6 April 2012). "MPs moved by heaven and earth". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 8 June 2014.
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- "Mr Adrian Piccoli, BEc, LLB MP". Members of Parliament. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 12 February 2010.
|Parliament of New South Wales|
|Member for Murrumbidgee
as Minister for Education and Training
|Minister for Education
|Party political offices|
|Deputy Leader of the New South Wales National Party
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