I was elected to represent the State of New South Wales and began my term in Canberra in July 2008.
I live in the New England region in Inverell, New South Wales and I have had experience both in farming and small business.
I am a firm believer in investing back into my community. With my experience I understand the problems and issues facing both farmers and small businesses in regional areas.
My vision for the years ahead includes suitable funding for country and coastal areas to ensure that necessary infrastructure is achieved.
Small business red tape should be cut to allow businesses to not only survive and compete but to grow and prosper.
Our elderly should be properly cared for with dignity and compassion.
To ensure that country health and dentistry is adequate and available to everyone.
We must ensure that our land and environment are left in a better condition to provide for the future generations.
I am the only Senator out of 15 new Senators who were sworn in on the 26 August 2008 who lives in a rural area. I feel that it is my duty to represent all of the state of New South Wales and especially the regional areas of our state to the best of my ability.
Senator John Williams
The Nationals Senator for New South Wales
Nationals Whip in The Senate (September 2008 - September 2013)
Member of the Senate Economics References Committee
Member of the Joint Parliamentary Committee on Financial Services and Corporations; Member of the Select Committee on Mens Health
John Williams hails from the New England region of New South Wales and was elected to the Senate at the 2007 Federal election.
With a background in farming and small business, John understands regional Australia and the issues small business operators deal with every day. He ran a mixed farming business near Inverell for 21 years before diversifying into a farm supplies business which he operated until his election to the Senate.
John has been an active member of The Nationals since 1982 and held a range of offices with the Party at branch and electorate level. He was a member of The Nationals – New South Wales Central Executive from 2003 to 2007.
A firm believer in investing back into his local community, John has been an active member of both Apex and Rotary. First joining Apex in 1981, he was granted Life membership of Sapphire City Apex in 1995. He served two years as District Governor and orchestrated Apex's 1994 National Campaign for School Bus Safety Awareness. John is currently a member of Inverell East Rotary Club.
John is a keen sportsman, playing Australian Rules football for most of his younger years and district cricket until 2000. John is Married to Nancy. John is the proud father of three adult children.
Electorate contact details:
Address: 144 Byron Street, Inverell NSW 2360
Phone: (02) 6721 4500
Fax: (02) 6721 4544