Mrs Louise Markus

Mrs Louise Markus

Former Member

Liberal Party of Australia
House of Representatives


Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Greenway, New South Wales, 2004. Re-elected 2007. Elected to the House of Representatives for Macquarie, New South Wales, 2010, following electoral redistribution. Re-elected 2013. Defeated at general elections 2016.
Committee service
  • House of Representatives Select: Address in Reply served from 16.11.2004 to 17.11.2004
  • House of Representatives Standing: Education and Vocational Training served from 1.12.2004 to 17.10.2007; Family and Human Services served from 1.12.2004 to 17.10.2007; Family, Community, Housing and Youth served from 11.3.2008 to 25.9.2008; Social Policy and Legal Affairs served from 4.12.2013 to 9.5.2016
  • Joint Select: Christmas Island Tragedy served from 22.3.2011 to 29.6.2011
  • Joint Standing: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade served from 25.9.2008 to 19.7.2010; Migration served as Deputy Chair from 25.10.2010 to 3.12.2013; Migration served as Chair from 4.12.2013 to 9.5.2016
Parliamentary party positions
  • Liberal Party of Australia. Served: 09.10.2004 to 02.07.2016
  • Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Immigration and Citizenship from 6.12.2007 to 22.9.2008.
  • Shadow Minister for Veterans' Affairs from 22.9.2008 to 14.9.2010.
Party positions
  • Member of the Liberal Party Windsor Branch (NSW).
  • Born: 6.9.1958, Epping, Australia
  • Gender: Female
  • Marital Status: Married
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • BSocWk (University of New South Wales).
  • Senior Social Worker at the Department of Social Security.
  • Manager of Family Support Services at Wesley Mission.
  • TAFE teacher.
  • Couple and family counsellor.
  • Manager for Family Counselling and Medical Centre.
  • Name: Macquarie
  • Location: Blue Mountains and Hawkesbury areas west of Sydney; it includes the centres of Bilpin, Blackheath, Central Macdonald, Faulconbridge, Glenbrook, Katoomba, Lower Portland (part), Mellong, Mogo Creek, Mount Victoria, Mount Wilson, Richmond, Sackville (part), St. Albans and Windsor.
  • Area: 4,374 Sq km
  • Electors enrolled: 104,774 (at 2.7.2016)
  • Industries: tourism, mixed farming, arts and crafts, horse breeding and training, printing and publishing, small manufacturing, higher education, Glenbrook and Richmond RAAF bases.
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