National Party of Australia politician and a Richmond constituency Member (from 1996-2004) of the Australian House of Representatives. He also served, at different points in his political career, as Minister of Children's Affairs and as Australian Trade Minister.
After graduating from the University of New South Wales, he worked as a stockbroker.
In 2004, he lost his parliamentary seat to Labor Party politician Justine Elliot.
He came from a long line of politicians: his father and grandfather (Doug and Larry Anthony) both served in the Australian House of Representatives.
He and Liberal Party politician Martin Hamilton Smith both served in the Australian Parliament in the late 1990s and early 2000s.