Mrs Louise Markus MP


Former Member

Liberal Party of Australia
House of Representatives


Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Greenway, New South Wales, 2004 and 2007.
  • Re-elected following the 2009 electoral redistribution for Macquarie, New South Wales 2010 and 2013. Defeated at general elections 2016.
Committee service
  • House of Representatives Standing: Education and Vocational Training from 1.12.04 to 17.10.07; Family and Human Services from 1.12.04 to 17.10.07; Family, Community, Housing and Youth from 11.3.08 to 25.9.08; Social Policy and Legal Affairs from 4.12.13 to 9.5.16.
  • Joint Standing: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 25.9.08 to 19.7.10; Migration from 25.10.10 to 9.5.16(Chair from 12.12.13 to 9.5.16).
  • Joint Select: Christmas Island Tragedy from 22.3.11 to 29.6.11.
Parliamentary party positions
  • Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Immigration and Citizenship from 6.12.07 to 22.9.08.
  • Member, Opposition Shadow Ministry from 22.9.08 to 14.9.10. Shadow Minister for Veterans' Affairs from 22.9.08 to 14.9.10.
Party positions
  • Member, Liberal Party Windsor Branch.
  • Born 6.9.1958, Epping, New South Wales.
  • Married.
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • BSocW (UNSW).
  • Senior Social Worker, Dept of Social Security.
  • Manager, Family Support Services, Wesley Mission.
  • TAFE teacher.
  • Couple and family counsellor.
  • Manager, Family Counselling and Medical Centre.
  • Description: provincial.
  • Location: Blue Mountains and Hawkesbury areas west of Sydney; it includes the centres of Blackheath, Blaxland, Bligh Park, Glenbrook, Katoomba, McGraths Hill, North Richmond, Pitt Town, Richmond, Springwood and Windsor.
  • Area: 4374 sq km (approx.).
  • Electors enrolled: 100 681 (at 7.9.13).
  • Industries: tourism, mixed farming, arts and crafts, horse breeding and training, printing and publishing, small manufacturing, higher education, Glenbrook and Richmond RAAF bases.
  • State electorates: Macquarie includes parts of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly electorate of Blue Mountains, and parts of Hawkesbury and Penrith.