The Hon David Littleproud MP was sworn in as Minister for Agriculture and Northern Australia on 2 July 2021. He was previously Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management.
David was elected to the House of Representatives as the Member for Maranoa, Queensland, in 2016.
He was born and raised in Chinchilla and currently resides in Warwick.
David was educated at Chinchilla State High School before finishing secondary education at Toowoomba Grammar School.
During the past 20 years, David forged a career in agribusiness while living and working in towns such as Miles, Nanango, Charleville, St George, Stanthorpe and Warwick.
This experience provides David with an acute understanding of the important role agriculture and small business plays in creating jobs and promoting economic growth across rural, regional and remote Australia. He understands the importance of economic development as a means of building a prosperous future for younger generations and developing the capacity of health, education, agriculture, telecommunications and small business sectors.
Since being elected as the Member for Maranoa, David has served as a Member of the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade, including the Trade Sub-Committee, and Foreign Affairs Sub-Committee. David has also served as a Member on the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Communications and the Arts and the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Industry, Innovation, Science and Resources.
In May 2019, David was appointed as the Minister for Water Resources, Drought, Rural Finance, Natural Disaster and Emergency Management.
Media releases published as the former Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources are available through the National Library of Australia archives.