Adrian Piccoli

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The Honourable
Adrian Piccoli
MP
Adrian Piccoli.jpg
Member of the New South Wales Parliament
for Murrumbidgee
Incumbent
Assumed office
1999
Preceded by Adrian Cruickshank
Personal details
Born (1970-03-24) 24 March 1970 (age 44)
Griffith, New South Wales
Political party National Party of Australia

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 Minister for Education in the O'Farrell Government and the Deputy Leader of the New South Wales Nationals.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Piccoli was born in Griffith. He completed a Bachelor of Economics and a Bachelor of Laws at the Australian National University in 1993.[2]

Prior to starting his political career, Piccoli worked as an irrigation rice farmer and solicitor.[3]

Political career[edit]

Piccoli has represented Murrumbidgee for the National Party of Australia since 1999.[4]

On 3 April 2011 Piccoli was selected by Premier O'Farrell to join the cabinet of New South Wales and was given the Education Portfolio.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Tyson, Ross (4 April 2011). "Piccoli given plum portfolio". Area News. Retrieved 4 April 2011. 
  2. ^ "About Adrian". Adrian Piccoli. Retrieved 4 April 2011. 
  3. ^ "Adrian Piccoli MP". National Party of Australia (New South Wales). Retrieved 4 April 2011. 
  4. ^ "Mr Adrian Piccoli, BEc, LLB MP". Members of Parliament. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 12 February 2010. 
Parliament of New South Wales
Preceded by
Adrian Cruickshank
Member for Murrumbidgee
1999–present
Incumbent
Political offices
Preceded by
Verity Firth
as Minister for Education and Training
Minister for Education
2011–present
Incumbent
Party political offices
Preceded by
Andrew Fraser
Deputy Leader of the New South Wales National Party
2008–present
Incumbent