Scott Buchholz

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Scott Buchholz
Chief Government Whip in the House of Representatives
In office
13 February 2015 – 23 September 2015
Prime Minister Tony Abbott
Malcolm Turnbull
Preceded by Philip Ruddock
Succeeded by Nola Marino
Member of the Australian Parliament for Wright
Assumed office
21 August 2010
Personal details
Born (1968-03-27) 27 March 1968 (age 49)
Rockhampton, Queensland
Political party Liberal National

Scott Andrew Buchholz (born 27 March 1968) is an Australian politician. He has been the Liberal National Party of Queensland (LNP) member of the new Australian House of Representatives seat of Wright since the 2010 federal election. He previously served as chief of staff to Queensland Senator Barnaby Joyce and was a director of CQX Group of Transport Companies for 18 years. He also occupied the unwinnable sixth spot on the Liberal/National Senate ticket in Queensland at the 2007 election, attracting 290 votes.[1]

Buchholz was appointed the Chief Government Whip in the House of Representatives on 13 February 2015, replacing Philip Ruddock.[2] He was sacked from the position on 20 September 2015.[3]


  1. ^ "Senate State First Preferences By Candidate". Retrieved 18 May 2012. 
  2. ^ Uhlmann, Chris; Kirk, Alexandra; Glenday, James (13 February 2015). "Philip Ruddock sacked as chief government whip in wake of spill motion against Tony Abbott". ABC News. Retrieved 13 February 2015. 
  3. ^ "Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull sacks chief Government whip Scott Buchholz as part of reshuffle". ABC News. Retrieved 23 September 2015. 

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Parliament of Australia
New division Member for Wright