Mark Furner

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Mark Furner
MP
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Senator for Queensland
In office
1 July 2008 – 30 June 2014
Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly for Ferny Grove
Incumbent
Assumed office
31 January 2015
Preceded by Dale Shuttleworth
Personal details
Born (1958-04-11) 11 April 1958 (age 57)
Brisbane, Queensland
Nationality Australian
Political party Australian Labor Party
Spouse(s) Lorraine Furner
Children 3
Alma mater Queensland University of Technology
Occupation Union Official

Mark Lionel Furner (born 11 April 1958) is an Australian politician. He was a Labor member of Australian Senate from 2008 to 2014, representing the state of Queensland.[1] Since the 2015 Queensland state election, he has represented Ferny Grove in the Queensland Legislative Assembly.

Biography[edit]

Furner was born in Brisbane, Queensland and grew up a housing commission development in Chermside. Initially working as a tradesman in the transport industry,[2] he graduated from the Queensland University of Technology with an associate diploma of business with a major in industrial relations. Between 1989 and 2008 he worked as a union official for the Transport Workers' Union, the Queensland Police Union, and the National Union of Workers. Furner held a range of positions within the Labor Party between 1996 and 2008.[1]

He was elected to the Senate at the 2007 federal election as the third candidate of the Labor Party Senate ticket in Queensland. He was defeated at the 2013 federal election and his term ended on 30 June 2014.[1]

He contested the seat of Ferny Grove representing Labor at the 2015 Queensland state election.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Furner is married to Lorraine and they have three children; Troy, Stacey and Sally.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Senators and Members: Senator Mark Furner". Parliament of Australia. Commonwealth of Australia. Retrieved 5 February 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Furner, Mark (2 September 2008). "The Senate: First Speech". Hansard, Parliament of Australia. Commonwealth of Australia. Retrieved 5 February 2015. 
  3. ^ "Ferny Grove: District Summary". 2015 State General Election. Electoral Commission of Queensland. 5 February 2015. Retrieved 5 February 2015. 

External links[edit]

Parliament of Queensland
Preceded by
Dale Shuttleworth
Member for Ferny Grove
2015–present
Incumbent