Mark Robinson (Australian politician)
|Deputy Speaker of the Queensland Legislative Assembly|
17 May 2012 – 24 March 2015
|Preceded by||Jason O'Brien|
|Succeeded by||Grace Grace|
|Member of the Queensland Parliament
21 March 2009
|Preceded by||Phil Weightman|
29 April 1963 |
|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
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
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. 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.
- "Dr Mark Andrew Robinson". Queensland Parliamentary Library. Retrieved 31 May 2009.
|Parliament of Queensland|
|Member for Cleveland
|Deputy Speaker of the
Queensland Legislative Assembly
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