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COULTON, Mark MacleanBiography for COULTON, Mark Maclean

Member for Parkes (NSW)

The Nationals

Parliamentary Service

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

Parliamentary Positions

Deputy Speaker from 30.8.2016 to 5.3.18.

Ministerial Appointments

Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment from 5.3.2018.

Committee Service

Joint Statutory: Broadcasting of Parliamentary Proceedings from 25.10.2010 to 9.5.2016.

Joint Standing: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 22.2.2010 to 19.7.2010; National Capital and External Territories from 14.9.2016.

Joint Select: Constitutional Recognition of Local Government from 26.11.2012 to 13.3.2013.

House of Representatives Standing: Health and Ageing from 11.3.2008 to 3.2.2010; Publications from 11.3.2008 to 19.7.2010; Selection from 30.9.2010 to 9.2.2012; Health and Ageing from 25.10.2010 to 5.8.2013; Selection from 13.3.2012 to 9.5.2016; Appropriations and Administration from 4.12.2013 to 9.5.2016; Publications from 4.12.2013 to 9.5.2016 (Chair from 4.12.2013 to 9.5.2016); Indigenous Affairs from 25.9.2014 to 9.5.2016.

Parliamentary Party Positions

Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Ageing and the Voluntary Sector from 6.12.2007 to 22.9.2008.

Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Water 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.

Nationals Whip in the House of Representatives from 14.9.2010.


Born 3.2.1958, Sydney, Australia


Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament

Farmer and grazier


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: 393413 Sq km

Electors enrolled: 107363 (at 2.7.2016)

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.

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