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HOWARTH, the Hon. Luke RonaldBiography for HOWARTH, the Hon. Luke Ronald

Member for Petrie (Qld)

Liberal Party of Australia

Parliamentary Service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Petrie, Queensland, 2013. Re-elected 2016, 2019 and 2022.

Ministerial Appointments

Assistant Minister for Community Housing, Homelessness and Community Services from 29.5.2019 to 22.12.2020.

Assistant Minister for Youth and Employment Services from 22.12.2020 to 23.5.2022.

Committee Service

Joint Standing: National Broadband Network from 14.9.2016 to 1.7.2019.

House of Representatives Standing: Publications from 4.12.2013 to 9.5.2016; Communications and the Arts from 14.9.2016 to 11.4.2019 (Chair from 14.9.2016 to 11.4.2019); Environment and Energy from 14.9.2016 to 11.4.2019.

Parliamentary Party Positions

Shadow Minister for Defence Industry from 5.6.2022.

Shadow Minister for Defence Personnel from 5.6.2022.


Born 6.6.1972, Brisbane, Australia


Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament

CertIIIPestMgt (Brisbane North Institute of TAFE).

Judo Black Belt, Sho Dan (Qld representative).

Qualification in Scuba Diving.

DipBus (Brisbane North Institute of TAFE).

Sony Australia Ltd. from 1993 to 2001.

Managing director from 2002 to 2013.


Name: Petrie

Location: The Division of Petrie consists of: part of the Brisbane City Council, and part of the Moreton Bay Regional Council.

Area: 152 Sq km

Electors enrolled: 115,449 (at 7.6.2019)

Industries: The area is mainly residential with some light industrial and commercial activities.