Luke Hartsuyker

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The Honourable
Luke Hartsuyker
Minister for Vocational Education and Skills
Assumed office
21 September 2015
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull
Preceded by No Immediate Predecessor
Assistant Minister for Employment
In office
18 September 2013 – 21 September 2015
Prime Minister Tony Abbott
Malcolm Turnbull
Preceded by Kate Ellis
Succeeded by Office Abolished
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Cowper
Assumed office
10 November 2001
Preceded by Garry Nehl
Personal details
Born (1959-04-28) 28 April 1959 (age 56)
Muswellbrook, New South Wales, Australia
Nationality Australian
Political party The Nationals
Alma mater University of Newcastle
Occupation Accountant and business owner

Luke Hartsuyker (born 28 April 1959) is an Australian politician. He has been a The Nationals member of the Australian House of Representatives representing the Division of Cowper in New South Wales since November 2001. Hartsuyker was appointed as the Assistant Minister for Employment and as the Deputy Leader of the House in the Abbott Ministry, and was sworn in on 18 September 2013.[1] He was promoted to Minister for Vocational Education and Skills in the Turnbull Ministry on 21 September 2015.

Background and career[edit]

Hartsuyker was born in Muswellbrook, New South Wales, and was educated at Newcastle University. He was an accountant and business owner before entering politics.[2]


  1. ^ "Tony Abbott's cabinet and outer ministry". AAP. 16 September 2013. Retrieved 16 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "Mr Luke Hartsuyker MP, Member for Cowper (NSW)". Parliament of Australia. Retrieved 24 January 2010. 
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Garry Nehl
Member for Cowper
Political offices
Preceded by
Kate Ellis
as Minister for Employment Participation
Assistant Minister for Employment
Ministry abolished
New ministerial post Minister for Vocational Education and Skills