Mark Robinson (Australian politician)

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Mark Robinson
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Deputy Speaker of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
In office
17 May 2012 – 24 March 2015
Preceded by Jason O'Brien
Succeeded by Grace Grace
Member of the Queensland Parliament
for Cleveland
Assumed office
21 March 2009
Preceded by Phil Weightman
Personal details
Born (1963-04-29) 29 April 1963 (age 53)
Traralgon, Australia
Political party Liberal National Party

Mark Andrew Robinson (born 29 April 1963) is an Australian politician who is a former Deputy Speaker of the Queensland Legislative Assembly and has held the seat of Cleveland in the Legislative Assembly for the Liberal National Party (LNP) since March 2009.

Early life and education[edit]

Robinson was born in Traralgon, Victoria. His tertiary qualifications include a PhD from the University of Queensland, a Master of Arts in International Studies from Griffith University, and a Bachelor of Science majoring in marine biology and zoology from James Cook University. He was a lecturer, teacher and charity manager before entering politics.

Member of Parliament[edit]

In 2009, he was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Queensland as the Liberal National Party member for Cleveland.

He was appointed the Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Apprenticeships and Trade Training in November 2010. Following the election of Campbell Newman as LNP Leader, Robinson was elevated to the position of Shadow Minister for Main Roads, Fisheries and Marine Infrastructure.[1] Soon after forming Government, when the LNP won the general election, Robinson was elevated to the role of Deputy Speaker and Chairman of Committees of the Queensland Parliament two weeks after the ministry was sworn in. He was formally elected to the role on 17 May 2012. Robinson now serves as a member of the Members Ethics Committee in the Parliament.


  1. ^ "Dr Mark Andrew Robinson". Queensland Parliamentary Library. Retrieved 31 May 2009. 
Parliament of Queensland
Preceded by
Phil Weightman
Member for Cleveland
Preceded by
Jason O'Brien
Deputy Speaker of the
Queensland Legislative Assembly

Succeeded by
Grace Grace