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Mrs Louise Markus MP

Mrs Louise Markus MP

Former Member

Party
Liberal Party of Australia
Chamber
House of Representatives

Biography

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
  • Joint Standing: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 25.9.2008 to 19.7.2010; Migration from 25.10.2010 to 9.5.2016 (Chair from 12.12.2013 to 9.5.2016).
  • Joint Select: Christmas Island Tragedy from 22.3.2011 to 29.6.2011.
  • House of Representatives Standing: Education and Training (Education and Vocational Training from 1.12.2004 to 17.10.2007) from 1.12.2004 to 17.10.2007; Family and Human Services from 1.12.2004 to 17.10.2007; Family, Community, Housing and Youth from 11.3.2008 to 25.9.2008; Social Policy and Legal Affairs from 4.12.2013 to 9.5.2016.
Parliamentary party positions
  • 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.
Personal
  • Born 6.9.1958, Epping, Australia
  • 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.
Electorate
  • 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.
  • Includes:

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