Ian Macfarlane (politician)

Ian Macfarlane (politician)

Infobox Politician
name = Ian Macfarlane

order = Minister for Industry, Tourism and Resources
term_start = 26 November 2001
term_end = 3 December 2007
predecessor = Nick Minchin
successor = Kim Carr
Martin Ferguson
constituency = Groom
majority = 8.2%
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birth_date = Birth date and age|1955|4|5|df=y
birth_place = Kingaroy, Queensland
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party = Liberal Party of Australia
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spouse = Karen
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children = Kate and Laura
residence = Toowoomba, Queensland
occupation = Farmer
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Ian Elgin Macfarlane (born 5 April 1955), Australian politician, has been a Liberal Party of Australia member of the Australian House of Representatives since October 1998, representing the Division of Groom, Queensland. He was born in Kingaroy, Queensland, and was a farmer and president of the Queensland Graingrowers Association before entering politics. He has acquired the nickname "Chainsaw" due to his raspy voice and according to him, his ability to "cut through red tape". [cite web
title =Biography
publisher =Ian Macfarlane MP
url =http://www.ianmacfarlanemp.com/aboutIan.php
accessdate = 2007-12-03

Macfarlane was Minister for Small Business from January 2001 to November 2001 and Minister for Industry, Tourism and Resources from November 2001 to December 2007.cite web
title =The Hon Ian Macfarlane MP, Member for Groom (Qld)
publisher =Parliament of Australia
url =http://www.aph.gov.au/house/members/biography.asp?id=WN6
accessdate = 2007-12-03

In a speech given in Adelaide on 20 February 2006, Clive Hamilton (director of The Australia Institute) identified Macfarlane as one of Australia's climate change "dirty dozen" (or Greenhouse Mafia), a group of climate change skeptics with considerable influence over Australian Government policy. [cite web
title =The Dirty Politics of Climate Change
publisher =The Australian Institute
date=20 February 2006
url =http://www.tai.org.au/documents/downloads/WP84.pdf
accessdate = 2007-12-03


NAME=Macfarlane, Ian Elgin
SHORT DESCRIPTION=Australian politician
DATE OF BIRTH=5 April 1955
PLACE OF BIRTH=Kingaroy, Queensland, Australia

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