Philip Donato

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Philip Donato

Member of the New South Wales Parliament
for Orange
Assumed office
12 November 2016
Preceded byAndrew Gee
Personal details
Born1972 (age 46–47)
Liverpool, New South Wales, Australia
Political partyShooters, Fishers and Farmers
OccupationPolice officer; prosecutor

Philip Donato (born 1972)[1] is an Australian politician. He has been a Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly since November 2016, representing the electorate of Orange. Donato was a police officer and prosecutor before entering politics, and was elected at a by-election following the resignation of National Party MP Andrew Gee.[2][3]

He is the first member of the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party to represent a lower house seat, joining Legislative Council members Robert Borsak and Robert Brown in the Parliament of New South Wales.[2]


  1. ^ Rurenga, Declan (20 November 2016). "Orange's newest parliamentarian guided by justice and fairness". Central Western Daily. Retrieved 2 December 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Shooters, Fishers and Farmers party claim first seat in NSW Lower House after Orange re-count". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 21 November 2011. Retrieved 21 November 2016.
  3. ^ "Orange byelection shock as NSW Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party 'trumps' Nationals". Sydney Morning Herald. 13 November 2016. Retrieved 21 November 2016.
New South Wales Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
Andrew Gee
Member for Orange