Scott Buchholz

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Scott Buchholz

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Buchholz in 2013
Assistant Minister for Road Safety Freight Transport
Assumed office
26 May 2019
Prime MinisterScott Morrison
Member of the Australian Parliament for Wright
Assumed office
21 August 2010
Chief Government Whip in the House of Representatives
In office
13 February 2015 – 23 September 2015
Prime MinisterTony Abbott
Malcolm Turnbull
Preceded byPhilip Ruddock
Succeeded byNola Marino
Personal details
Born (1968-03-27) 27 March 1968 (age 52)
Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
Political partyLiberal (LNP)

Scott Andrew Buchholz (born 27 March 1968) is an Australian politician who has been a member of the House of Representatives since the 2010 federal election, representing the Division of Wright in Queensland. He is a member of the Liberal National Party of Queensland, and sits with the Liberal Party in federal parliament.

Before entering politics himself, Buchholz served as chief of staff to Queensland Senator Barnaby Joyce and was a director of CQX Group of Transport Companies for 18 years. He won preselection for the unwinnable sixth spot on the Liberal/National Senate ticket in Queensland at the 2007 election.[1] At the 2010 election, he won LNP preselection for the safe seat of Wright, and was elected.

Buchholz was appointed the Chief Government Whip in the House of Representatives on 13 February 2015, replacing Philip Ruddock.[2] He was removed from the position on 20 September 2015, shortly after Malcolm Turnbull replaced Tony Abbott as prime minister.[3]


  1. ^ "Senate State First Preferences By Candidate". Retrieved 18 May 2012.
  2. ^ Uhlmann, Chris; Kirk, Alexandra; Glenday, James (13 February 2015). "Philip Ruddock sacked as chief government whip in wake of spill motion against Tony Abbott". ABC News. Retrieved 13 February 2015.
  3. ^ "Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull sacks chief Government whip Scott Buchholz as part of reshuffle". ABC News. Retrieved 23 September 2015.

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Parliament of Australia
New division Member for Wright