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COULTON, Mark MacleanBiography for COULTON, Mark Maclean

Member for Parkes (NSW)

Nationals



Parliamentary Service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Parkes, New South Wales, 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016.


Parliamentary Positions

Deputy Speaker from 30.8.2016.


Committee Service

House of Representatives Standing: Health and Ageing from 11.3.08 to 3.2.10 and from 25.10.10 to 5.8.13; Publications from 11.3.08 to 19.7.10 and from 4.12.13 to 9.5.16 (Chair from 4.12.13 to 9.5.16); Selection from 30.9.10 to 9.2.12 and from 13.3.12 to 9.5.16; Appropriations and Administration from 4.12.13 to 9.5.16; Indigenous Affairs from 25.9.14 to 9.5.16.

Joint Statutory: Broadcasting of Parliamentary Proceedings from 25.10.10 to 9.5.16.

Joint Standing: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 22.2.10 to 19.7.10; National Capital and External Territories from 14.9.16.

Joint Select: Constitutional Recognition of Local Government from 26.11.12 to 13.3.13.


Parliamentary Party Positions

Party Whip, The Nationals from 14.9.10.

Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Ageing and the Voluntary Sector from 6.12.07 to 22.9.08; Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Water and Conservation from 20.1.09 to 8.12.09; Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Development and Emerging Trade Markets from 8.12.09 to 14.9.10.


Personal

Born 3.2.1958, Sydney, NSW.

Married.


Qualifications and Occupation before entering Federal Parliament

Farmer and grazier.


Local Government Service

Mayor, Gwydir Shire Council 2004-07.


Electorate

Description: rural.

Location: north-west of New South Wales; it includes the towns of Bingara, Bourke, Brewarrina, Cobar, Condobolin, Coonabarabran, Coonamble, Dubbo, Gilgandra, Gulgong, Lake Cargelligo, Lightning Ridge, Moree, Mudgee, Mungindi, Narrabri, Narromine, Nyngan, Walgett, Warialda, Warren and Wellington.

Area: 393 413 sq km.

Electors enrolled: 107 363 (at 2.7.16).

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, light engineering and construction industries.

State electorates: Parkes includes the New South Wales Legislative Assembly electorate of Dubbo, and parts of Barwon, Bathurst, Northern Tablelands, Tamworth and Upper Hunter.