Revolving Doors

Larry Anthony

Larry Anthony

Fossil Fuels | Revolving Doors | The Nationals

Current Positions

Federal Minister for Children and Youth Affairs (2001-2004)

Federal Minister for Community Services (1999-2001)

Previous Positions

Federal MP for Richmond, NSW (Mar1996-Oct 2004)

President, National Party of Australia (Sep 2015-present) [1]

Senior Vice President, National Party of Australia (2006-2012)

Parliamentary Secretary, Federal Minister for Trade (1998-1999)

Mining Connections

Founding Director/Co-Owner, SAS Group (2009-present) [2]

Chairman, National Credit Union Association

Chairman, UniDap Solutions

Director, Customer Owned Banking Association (2008 – 2010)

Chairman, National Credit Union Association (2006 – 2009)

Director, Macquarie Media Group (2006 – 2009)

1 — https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2015/sep/13/nationals-elect-party-president-with-ties-to-shenhua-mining-company.

2 – Anthony lobbied for approval of the $1.2 billion Watermark coalmine for state-owned Chinese coal company, Shenhua, and was still on the federal register of lobbyists at the time he was elected president of the National Party in September 2015. Other clients in 2014 included Carabella Resources and ERM Power. See: https://www.businessinsider.com.au/10-former-howard-government-politicians-who-moved-into-the-lobbying-industry-2014-3; http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-09-30/nationals-president-anthony-company-lobbying-for-gas-elctricity/9003896.

Simone Marsh was a senior environmental analyst with the Queensland Co-ordinator General. After filing her report on the environmental effects of the proposed LNG industry in June 2010, she walked out of her job and was not heard of again in the media until she testified as a whistleblower at the Queensland government parliamentary inquiry into Queensland government administration of Commonwealth government affairs in November 2014.

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