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|Senator The Honourable
|Assistant Minister for Health|
18 September 2013
|Prime Minister||Tony Abbott|
|Senator for New South Wales|
1 July 2005
6 May 1965 |
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
|Political party||National Party of Australia|
|Residence||Young, New South Wales|
|Alma mater||Mitchell College of Advanced Education|
Fiona Nash (born 6 May 1965) is an Australian politician. She has represented the National Party of Australia in the Australian Senate for the state of New South Wales since 1 July 2005 and has served as the Deputy Leader of the party since 2008. Nash was appointed as Assistant Minister for Health in the Abbott Government on 18 September 2013.
Between 1999 and 2004, she worked as staff member for National Party federal ministers, Mark Vaile, Larry Anthony, and De-Anne Kelly before her election to the Senate. In 2008, she was appointed Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Water Resources and Conservation on the Opposition frontbench, but was asked to resign by Opposition Leader Malcolm Turnbull when she expressed her support for a motion by the Australian Greens to block the introduction of up-front tax breaks for carbon sinks. She did so, and subsequently crossed the floor with four other National senators to vote for the motion.
After the 2010 election she returned to the Opposition frontbench when appointed Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Education by Opposition Leader Tony Abbott in September 2010.
Nash was born in Sydney and was educated at Mitchell College of Advanced Education in Bathurst, New South Wales, where she graduated in arts. Nash is married to David Nash, a farmer, and has two children. They live in the Young district in the south-west region of southern New South Wales.
|Parliament of Australia|
||Senator for New South Wales
||Assistant Minister for Health
|Party political offices|
|Deputy Leader of the National Party in the Senate