Andrew Broad

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Andrew Broad
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Mallee
Assumed office
7 September 2013
Preceded by John Forrest
Personal details
Born (1975-07-02) 2 July 1975 (age 41)
Carnarvon, Western Australia, Australia
Political party The Nationals
Spouse(s) Rachel Mellings
Occupation Wheat and sheep farmer

Andrew John Broad (born 2 July 1975 in Carnarvon, Western Australia) is an Australian politician who has represented Mallee in the Australian House of Representatives since 2013 as a member of the The Nationals.[1]


Broad is a former President of the Victorian Farmers' Federation,[2][3] Director of the National Farmers Federation and Director of Australian Made. A small business owner, Broad operated his wheat and sheep farm for 16 years from the age of 22. In 2006 Broad completed a Nuffield Scholarship, travelling to over 40 countries to advance his knowledge of agriculture.[4][self-published source?]

Broad is a member of the House of Representatives Standing Committee on the Environment, the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties,[2] and the group Parliamentarians Against Family Violence.[5] Broad is a member of the Coalition Backbench Committee on Agriculture and the Coalition Backbench Committee on Trade and Investment.[4][self-published source?]

Broad's political interests include small business measures, water policy, primary producer tax concessions, domestic violence, illicit drug abuse, drought policy and foreign aid.[6]


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Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
John Forrest
Member for Mallee