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MARKUS, Louise ElizabethBiography for MARKUS, Louise Elizabeth

Member for Macquarie (NSW) 2010-16

Liberal Party of Australia

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.


Qualifications and Occupation before entering Federal Parliament


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.