|Minister for Vocational Education and Skills|
21 September 2015 – 18 February 2016
|Prime Minister||Malcolm Turnbull|
|Preceded by||No Immediate Predecessor|
|Succeeded by||Scott Ryan|
|Assistant Minister for Employment|
18 September 2013 – 21 September 2015
|Prime Minister||Tony Abbott
|Preceded by||Kate Ellis|
|Succeeded by||Office Abolished|
|Member of the Australian Parliament
10 November 2001
|Preceded by||Garry Nehl|
28 April 1959 |
Muswellbrook, New South Wales, Australia
|Political party||National Party of Australia|
|Alma mater||University of Newcastle|
|Occupation||Accountant and business owner|
Luke Hartsuyker (born 28 April 1959) is an Australian politician. He has been a National Party of Australia 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. He was promoted to Minister for Vocational Education and Skills in the First Turnbull Ministry on 21 September 2015; however lost his appointment in a ministerial reshuffle that was sworn in on 18 February 2016.
Background and career
Now covering his Port Macquarie base, former independent MP Rob Oakeshott is contesting the Division of Cowper at the 2016 election. Multiple seat-level opinion polls in the seat of Cowper found incumbent National Hartsuyker and independent Oakeshott neck and neck on the two-party vote.
- "Tony Abbott's cabinet and outer ministry". smh.com.au. AAP. 16 September 2013. Retrieved 16 September 2013.
- Massola, James (13 February 2016). "Cabinet reshuffle: Malcolm Turnbull announces new frontbench as Mal Brough resigns". The Age. Retrieved 13 February 2016.
- "Mr Luke Hartsuyker MP, Member for Cowper (NSW)". Parliament of Australia. Retrieved 24 January 2010.
|Parliament of Australia|
|Member for Cowper
as Minister for Employment Participation
|Assistant Minister for Employment
|New ministerial post||Minister for Vocational Education and Skills