John Barilaro

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The Honourable
John Barilaro
MP
18th Deputy Premier of New South Wales
Assumed office
15 November 2016
Premier Mike Baird
Gladys Berejiklian
Preceded by Troy Grant
Leader of the National Party in New South Wales
Assumed office
15 November 2016
Premier Mike Baird
Gladys Berejiklian
Deputy Niall Blair
Preceded by Troy Grant
Minister for Regional Development /
Minister for Regional New South Wales
Assumed office
2 April 2015
Premier Mike Baird
Gladys Berejiklian
Preceded by Troy Grant (as Minister for Regional Infrastructure and Services)
Minister for Small Business
Assumed office
17 October 2014
Premier Mike Baird
Gladys Berejiklian
Preceded by Andrew Stoner
Minister for Skills
Assumed office
2 April 2015
Premier Mike Baird
Gladys Berejiklian
Preceded by Verity Firth (as Minister for Education and Training)
Member of the New South Wales Parliament
for Monaro
Assumed office
26 March 2011
Preceded by Steve Whan
Majority 2.5% (2015)
Minister for Regional Tourism
In office
17 October 2014 – 2 April 2015
Premier Mike Baird
Preceded by Katrina Hodgkinson
Succeeded by Stuart Ayres (as Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events)
Personal details
Nationality Australian
Political party The Nationals
Spouse(s) Deanna Barilaro
Children 3 (f)
Residence Jerrabomberra
Occupation Small business owner

Giovanni Domenic "John" Barilaro MP, an Australian politician, is the 18th Deputy Premier of New South Wales, the Minister for Regional Development (later renamed as the Minister for Regional New South Wales[1]), Minister for Small Business, and Minister for Skills since October 2014, and the New South Wales Leader of The Nationals since November 2016.

Barilaro is a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly representing the electoral district of Monaro for the Nationals since 2011. He has previously served as the Minister for Regional Tourism in the first Baird government.

Early years and background[edit]

Barilaro was born in Queanbeyan and after leaving school worked on the factory floor of his family's business. Before entering politics, he managed Ryleho, a business that manufactures energy efficient timber windows and doors. He has always been active in the local community; campaigning for a high school for the growing suburb of Jerrabomberra, helping to found the Monaro Panthers Football Club (soccer) a decade ago, and then serving eight years as club president.[2][3][4]

Political career[edit]

Barilaro was elected as an independent councillor of Queanbeyan City Council in 2008 and served on the Council until he ran for the National Party in the seat of Monaro at the 2011 state election. He won the seat from incumbent Labor Minister Steve Whan with an 8.3-point swing to the Nationals.

Following the resignation of Andrew Stoner in October 2014, Barilaro was appointed to the first Baird ministry as the Minister for Small Business and the Minister for Regional Tourism.[5] Baird rearranged his ministry following the 2015 state election, and Barilaro was sworn in as the Minister for Regional Development, the Minister for Skills, and the Minister for Small Business in the second Baird government.[6]

On 15 November 2016, Barilaro was elected unopposed as leader of the National Party in New South Wales, following the resignation of Troy Grant.[7] Following the resignation of Mike Baird and the election of Gladys Berejiklian as Leader of the New South Wales Liberal Party, Barilaro led The Nationals to form the Liberal-National coalition in the Berejiklian ministry that was sworn in on 23 January 2017.[8][9][10]

Personal[edit]

Barilaro is married to Deanna; together they have two daughters and live in Jerrabomberra.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Refreshed NSW cabinet sworn in". Sky News. Australia. AAP. 30 January 2017. Retrieved 30 January 2017. 
  2. ^ "Clr John Barilaro". Council Elected Members. Queanbeyan City Council. 2011. Retrieved 3 April 2011. 
  3. ^ "John Barilaro – Candidate for Monaro". The Nationals team. National Party of Australia. 2011. Archived from the original on 18 February 2011. Retrieved 3 April 2011. 
  4. ^ Green, Antony (1 April 2011). "Monaro". NSW Votes 2011. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 2 April 2011. 
  5. ^ Nicholls, Sean (17 October 2014). "John Barilaro elevated as Andrew Stoner suddenly quits cabinet". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 9 January 2015. 
  6. ^ Hasham, Nicole (3 April 2015). "Premier Mike Baird's new NSW cabinet sworn in: Gladys Berejiklian and Gabrielle Upton first female Treasurer and Attorney-General". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 6 April 2015. 
  7. ^ "John Barilaro elected as leader of NSW Nationals". ABC News. 15 November 2016. Retrieved 15 November 2016. 
  8. ^ "Swearing-In of The Honourable Gladys Berejiklian MP, the 45th Premier of New South Wales, and The Honourable John Barilaro MP, Deputy Premier". Vice Regal Program. Governor of New South Wales. 23 January 2017. Retrieved 27 January 2017. 
  9. ^ "Ministers". www.parliament.nsw.gov.au. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 27 January 2017. 
  10. ^ Clennell, Andrew (26 January 2017). "Premier Gladys Berejiklian plans major reshuffle for cabinet". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 27 January 2017. 
  11. ^ "Steve Whan concedes defeat". ABC News. Australia. 29 March 2011. Retrieved 2 April 2011. 

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Parliament of New South Wales
Preceded by
Steve Whan
Member for Monaro
2011–present
Incumbent
Political offices
Preceded by
Andrew Stoner
Minister for Small Business
2014–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Troy Grant
as Minister for Regional Infrastructure and Services
Minister for Regional Development /
/ Minister for Regional New South Wales

2015–present
Vacant
Title last held by
Verity Firth
as Minister for Education and Training
Minister for Skills
2015–present
Preceded by
Katrina Hodgkinson
Minister for Regional Tourism
2014–2015
Succeeded by
Stuart Ayres
as Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events
Party political offices
Preceded by
Troy Grant
Leader of the National Party of Australia – NSW
2016–present
Incumbent