Elected to the House of Representatives for Groom, Queensland, 1998 , 2001, 2004 and 2007.
Minister for Small Business from 30.1.01 to 26.11.01.
Minister for Industry, Tourism and Resources from 26.11.01 to 3.12.07.
Parliamentary party positions
Member, Opposition Shadow Ministry from 6.12.07.
Shadow Minister for Trade from 6.12.07 to 22.9.08;
Shadow Minister for Energy and Resources from 22.9.08 to 8.12.09, and from 25.3.10;
Shadow Minister for Infrastructure and Water from 8.12.09 to 25.3.10.
House of Representatives Standing:
Primary Industries and Regional Services from 8.12.98 to 8.3.01;
Library from 8.12.98 to 8.3.01;
Industry, Science and Resources from 22.6.00 to 8.3.01;
Climate Change, Water, Environment and the Arts from 10.2.10.
Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 11.3.08 to 3.2.10;
Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government from 3.2.10.
Conferences, delegations and visits
Official visits to China, April 2002; Japan and Singapore, May 2002; UK, France, Russia and Mexico, July 2002; USA, December 2003; Japan, May 2004; USA, June 2004; New Zealand, December 2004; USA and Mexico, January 2005; UK, France and Austria, April 2005; USA, June 2005; Chile, Mexico and USA, August 2005; Japan and Thailand, September-October 2005; Republic of Korea, China and Mongolia, October 2005; USA and Mexico, January 2006; Indonesia and UK, June-July 2006; Mexico, September-October 2006; Japan, November 2006; India, November 2006.