Mark Robinson (Australian politician)

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Mark Robinson

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The former Deputy Speaker of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
In office
17 May 2012 – 24 March 2015
Preceded byJason O'Brien
Succeeded byGrace Grace
Member of the Queensland Parliament
for Cleveland
In office
21 March 2009 – 25 November 2017
Preceded byPhil Weightman
Succeeded bySeat abolished
Member of the Queensland Parliament
for Oodgeroo
Assumed office
25 November 2017
Preceded byNew seat
Personal details
Born (1963-04-29) 29 April 1963 (age 56)
Traralgon, Australia
Political partyLiberal National Party

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

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.[1]

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 given the position of Shadow Minister for Main Roads, Fisheries and Marine Infrastructure.[1] Two weeks after the LNP formed government following its win in the 2012 state election, Robinson was elevated to the role of Deputy Speaker and Chairman of Committees of the Queensland Parliament, and was formally elected to the position on 17 May 2012. At the 2017 redistribution the state seat was renamed Oodgeroo which he duly won. He now serves as a member of the PCCC committee in the Parliament.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Dr Mark Robinson". Queensland Parliament. Archived from the original on 10 December 2017. Retrieved 10 December 2017.
Parliament of Queensland
Preceded by
Phil Weightman
Member for Cleveland
2009–2017
Abolished
New seat Member for Oodgeroo
2017–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Jason O'Brien
Deputy Speaker of the
Queensland Legislative Assembly

2012–2015
Succeeded by
Grace Grace