Mark Coulton

Mark Maclean Coulton (born 3 February 1958) is an Australian National Party politician serving as Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment since 2018, and has served as Member of Parliament (MP) for Parkes since 2007. He was appointed Minister for Regional Services, Decentralisation and Local Government in 2019.


Mark Coulton

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Minister for Regional Services, Decentralisation and Local Government
Assumed office
26 May 2019
Prime MinisterScott Morrison
MinisterMichael McCormack
Preceded byBridget McKenzie
Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment
Assumed office
5 March 2018 (2018-03-05)
Prime MinisterMalcolm Turnbull
Scott Morrison
MinisterSteven Ciobo
Simon Birmingham
Preceded byLuke Hartsuyker
Deputy Speaker of the Australian House of Representatives
In office
30 August 2016 – 26 February 2018 (2018-02-26)
Preceded byBruce Scott
Succeeded byKevin Hogan
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Parkes
Assumed office
24 November 2007
Preceded byJohn Cobb
Personal details
Born (1958-02-03) 3 February 1958 (age 62)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
NationalityAustralian
Political partyNational Party
Spouse(s)Robyn
Children3
Websitemarkcoulton.com.au

Coulton has served as the Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment since 5 March 2018.[1] He served as the Deputy Speaker of the House between 2016 and 2018.

Coulton was educated at Warialda Public School then Farrer Memorial Agricultural High School where he matriculated with the Higher School Certificate before returning to the family farm and, later, starting his own farm with his wife. He was the mayor of Gwydir Shire Council from 2004 until 2007.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Turnbull, Malcolm (1 March 2018). "Changes to the Ministry" (Press release). Government of Australia. Archived from the original on 5 March 2018. Retrieved 6 March 2018. Mark Coulton MP will join the Ministry as Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment.

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Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
John Cobb
Member for Parkes
2007–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Bruce Scott
Deputy Speaker of the Australian House of Representatives
2016–2018
Succeeded by
Kevin Hogan
Political offices
Preceded by
Luke Hartsuyker
Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment
2018–present
Incumbent