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Hon Mark Coulton MP

Hon Mark Coulton MP

Member for Parkes

Positions
Chief Nationals Whip
Deputy Chair of Standing Committee on Appropriations and Administration
Party
The Nationals
Chamber
House of Representatives

Seating Plan

Seating map

Electorate Office 1

(Principal Office)

Shop 3, 153 Brisbane Street
Dubbo, NSW, 2830

Postal address

Shop 3, 153 Brisbane Street
Dubbo, NSW, 2830

Telephone:
(02) 6882 0999
Fax:
(02) 6882 9935

Electorate Office 2

275 Argent Street
Broken Hill, NSW, 2880

Postal address

PO Box 443
Broken Hill, NSW, 2880

Telephone:
(08) 8087 7649
Fax:
(08) 8087 7605

Electorate Office 3

69 Heber Street
Moree, NSW, 2400

Postal address

69 Heber Street
Moree, NSW, 2400

Telephone:
(02) 6751 1251
Fax:
(02) 6751 1253

Parliament Office

PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 4068

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Parkes, New South Wales, 2007. Re-elected 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019 and 2022.
Parliamentary positions
  • Deputy Speaker from 30.8.2016 to 5.3.2018.
  • Member of the Speaker's Panel from 30.7.2021.
Ministerial appointments
  • Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment from 5.3.2018 to 29.5.2019.
  • Minister for Regional Services, Decentralisation and Local Government from 29.5.2019 to 6.2.2020.
  • Assistant Minister for Trade and Investment from 29.5.2019 to 6.2.2020.
  • Minister for Regional Health, Regional Communications and Local Government from 6.2.2020 to 2.7.2021.
Committee service
  • House of Representatives Select: Regional Australia served from 11.3.2022 to 31.3.2022
  • House of Representatives Standing: Publications served from 11.3.2008 to 19.7.2010; Health and Ageing served from 11.3.2008 to 3.2.2010; Selection served from 28.9.2010 to 9.2.2012; Health and Ageing served from 25.10.2010 to 5.8.2013; Selection served from 13.3.2012 to 5.8.2013; Selection served from 4.12.2013 to 9.5.2016; Publications served as Chair from 4.12.2013 to 9.5.2016; Appropriations and Administration served from 4.12.2013 to 9.5.2016; Indigenous Affairs served from 25.9.2014 to 9.5.2016; Industry, Innovation, Science and Resources served from 11.3.2022 to 11.4.2022; Appropriations and Administration served from 1.8.2022 to present; Selection served from 1.8.2022 to present; Communications and the Arts served from 1.8.2022 to present; Health, Aged Care and Sport served from 1.8.2022 to present
  • Joint Select: Constitutional Recognition of Local Government served from 26.11.2012 to 7.3.2013; Parliamentary Standards served from 11.3.2022 to 11.4.2022
  • Joint Standing: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade served from 22.2.2010 to 19.7.2010; National Capital and External Territories served from 14.9.2016 to 5.3.2018; National Capital and External Territories served from 11.3.2022 to 11.4.2022
  • Joint Statutory: Broadcasting of Parliamentary Proceedings served from 25.10.2010 to 9.5.2016; Public Works served from 11.3.2022 to 11.4.2022
Parliamentary party positions
  • Nationals Whip in the House of Representatives from 14.9.2010 to 11.4.2022.
  • Nationals Chief Whip in the House of Representatives from 26.7.2022.
  • Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Ageing and the Voluntary Sector from 6.12.2007 to 22.9.2008.
  • Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Water Resources and Conservation from 20.1.2009 to 8.12.2009.
  • Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Development and Emerging Trade Markets from 8.12.2009 to 14.9.2010.
Personal
  • Born 3.2.1958, Sydney, Australia
  • Married
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • Farmer and grazier.
Local Government service
  • Mayor, Gwydir Shire Council from 2004 to 2007.
Electorate
  • Name: Parkes
  • Location: Parkes covers an area from the Queensland border in the North including Unincorporated NSW, the City Councils of Broken Hill and Dubbo and the Shire Councils of Central Darling, Cobar, Lachlan, Bogan, Bourke, Brewarrina, Walgett, Moree Plains, Narrabri, Coonamble, Warren, Narromine, Gilgandra, Warrumbungle, Gunnedah and part of Gwydir. The main towns include Bourke, Brewarrina, Broken Hill, Cobar, Condobolin, Coonabarabran, Coonamble, Dubbo, Gilgandra, Ivanhoe, Menindee, Moree, Narrabri, Nyngan, Tibooburra, Walgett, Warren and Wilcannia.
  • Area: 393,413 Sq km
  • Electors enrolled: 109,513 (at 5.6.2019)
  • Industries: Wool, beef, pork, wheat, cotton, oil seed crops, lucerne, fruit, vegetables, dairy cattle, horse, sheep and cattle studs, comprehensive agricultural support services, coal and opal mining, timber, wine growing, tourism, light engineering and construction industries.

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