Nigel Gregory Scullion (born 4 May 1956) is an Australian politician, has been a member of the Australian Senate for the Northern Territory since November 2001, representing the Country Liberal Party. He sits with the National Party in the Senate, and has been the federal deputy leader of the National Party since 2007.
Scullion received media attention early in his career when questions arose over how his business relationships with government bodies might have affected his eligibility to sit in the Parliament. Investigations continued for some time, but in the end did not affect his membership of Parliament.
On 30 January 2007, he was appointed Minister for Community Services in the Australian Government. He only held office for 10 months before the Howard Government was ...
... and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Bioregional Plans) Bill 2011
I am quite surprised. I have a great deal of respect for Senator Furner but perhaps he has been speaking on the wrong bill. The Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Bioregional Plans) Bill 2011 simply gives the parliament the capacity to consider something. That is all it does, like very many regulations. The bill simply allows us to look at bioregional plans to ensure they do not have unintended consequences. Those on the other side recently have not been caught up in ...
The Nationals are more powerful than ever, according to its visiting deputy leader Nigel Scullion.
Senator Scullion was visiting the Riverina yesterday and responded to criticism that the National Party has had its day.
Unfortunately for Senator Scullion, he was unable to list any infrastructure projects the National Party had been able to secure for the Riverina in the past decade to underline the power of his party.
Member for Riverina Michael McCormack equally struggled with this, before pointing to the expanded RAAF Base and the Regional Express Airline (Rex) pilot academy at ...
Northern Territory Senator Nigel Scullion has retained his position as the Coalition's federal Indigenous affairs spokesman.
The Opposition has also appointed New South Wales Senator Marise Payne as its spokeswoman for Indigenous employment and economic development.
But the Coalition has not appointed a separate Indigenous health spokesperson.
Northern Territory MP Warren Snowdon holds that ministry for the Government.
By Jane Bardon
Source: ABC News (Sep 14, 2010)
NT Stronger Futures a flop Thursday, June 20, 2013
Today’s NT Stronger Futures progress report confirms the Gillard Government has failed to close the gap for Northern Territory Aboriginals in education and employment, Shadow Indigenous Affairs Minister Senator Nigel Scullion said.
“This report is full of Government propaganda but shows that over seven years Labor dropped the ball on the intervention and failed to empower Indigenous Territorians by getting people off welfare through economic development.
“The key requirements for economic development are education and real jobs, neither of which Labor offers.
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Taxpayers’ money burnt in failed NT carbon farm Tuesday, July 2, 2013
The Federal Labor Government has wasted $9m of taxpayers’ money by giving it to a private company to buy Henbury Station which has now gone into receivership, Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory Nigel Scullion said.
“This whole process has been another big mess under Labor who gave $9m under the Carbon Farming Initiative for a project that did not meet the Government’s own guidelines,” Senator Scullion said.
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130624 Scullion speech on IBA ILC Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Shadow Indigenous Affairs Minister Senator Nigel Scullion speaks in the Senate on Gillard Government meddling in the Indigenous Land Corporation and Indigenous Business Australia.