The Hon Luke Hartsuyker MP

Luke Hartsuyker

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Member for Cowper, New South Wales

Positions
Deputy Leader of the House
Assistant Minister for Employment
Party
The Nationals
Chamber
House of Representatives

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Seating Plan: Seating map

Contact details

Parliament Office

PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 7540
Fax:
(02) 6273 0207

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

39 Little Street
Coffs Harbour, NSW, 2450

Postal address
PO Box 2056
Coffs Harbour, NSW, 2450

Telephone:
(02) 6652 6233
Fax:
(02) 6651 4346

Connect with The Hon Luke Hartsuyker MP

Email
Luke.Hartsuyker.MP@aph.gov.au
Websites
Personal website
Party website

Alternative URL

www.aph.gov.au/L_Hartsuyker_MP

Biography

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Parliamentary service

  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Cowper, New South Wales, 2001, 2004, 2007, 2010 and 2013.

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Ministerial appointments

  • Assistant Minister for Employment from 18.9.13.

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Committee service

  • House of Representatives Standing: Ageing from 20.3.02 to 31.8.04; Employment and Workplace Relations from 20.3.02 to 31.8.04 and from 11.3.08 to 10.11.08; Education and Vocational Training from 1.12.04 (Chair from 9.12.04) to 17.10.07; Privileges from 1.12.04 to 17.10.07; Procedure from 31.5.05 to 17.10.07; Economics from 3.2.10 to 19.7.10.
  • Joint Statutory: Corporations and Financial Services from 3.2.10 to 19.7.10.
  • Joint Standing: National Broadband Network from 22.3.11 to 5.8.13.

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Conferences, delegations and visits

  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to East Timor, April 2002.
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Cambodia, July 2003.
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Tonga and Fiji, December 2003.
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to China and bilateral visit to Mongolia, April 2005.
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Chile, Colombia and Argentina, August 2008.
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Vietnam, Thailand and Singapore, November 2011.

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Parliamentary party positions

  • Member, Opposition Shadow Ministry from 6.12.07 to 18.9.13. Shadow Minister for Business Development, Independent Contractors and Consumer Affairs from 6.12.07 to 22.9.08; Shadow Minister for Competition Policy and Consumer Affairs from 22.9.08 to 8.12.09; Shadow Minister for Consumer Affairs, Financial Services, Superannuation and Corporate Law from 8.12.09 to 14.9.10; Shadow Minister for Youth and Sport from 14.9.10; Shadow Minister for Regional Communications from 14.9.10 to 18.9.13.
  • Deputy Manager of Opposition Business in the House from 6.12.07 to 18.9.13.
  • Deputy Leader of the House from 18.9.13.

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Party positions

  • Member, The Nationals Central Council (NSW).

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Personal

  • Born 28.4.1959, Muswellbrook, NSW.
  • Married.

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Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament

  • BComm (Ncle).
  • Associate Diploma Valuation.
  • Associate Member, Certified Practising Accountants Australia.
  • Small business operator.
  • Founding Board Member, Coffs Coast Tourism.

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Electorate

  • Description: rural.

    Location: New South Wales north coast; it includes the centres of Bellingen, Bowraville, Coffs Harbour, Dorrigo, Kempsey, Maclean, Macksville, Nambucca Heads, Sawtell, South West Rocks, Urunga and Woolgoolga.

    Area: 7861 sq km (approx.).

    Electors enrolled: 97 113 (at 7.9.13).
    Industries: fishing, forestry, agriculture, bananas, dairy cattle and tourism.

    State electorates: Cowper includes the New South Wales Legislative Assembly electorate of Coffs Harbour, and parts of Clarence and Oxley.

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