About Mal Brough
The Hon Mal Brough MP has lived, worked and taken an active role in the Sunshine Coast community for most of his adult life. He started his career as an officer and a soldier with the Australian Army from 1979–87, later running a small business that operated across the Sunshine Coast.
Beginning his political career in 1996, Mal served as the Federal Member for Longman until 2007. Additionally, he was Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Employment, Workplace Relations and Small Business from 2000–01 and Minister for Employment Services from 2001–04.
Mal also served as the Minister Assisting the Minister for Defence from 2003–04 and in July 2004, he was moved to the portfolios of Assistant Treasurer and Minister for Revenue. He was then appointed Minister for Families and Community Services and Indigenous Affairs from January 2006 through to November 2007.
In 2013, Mal was elected to the House of Representatives for Fisher and appointed Special Minister of State and Minister for Defence Materiel and Science on 21 September 2015.