Mark Ryan (Australian politician)

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The Honourable
Mark Ryan
Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
for Morayfield
In office
21 March 2009 – 24 March 2012
Preceded by New seat
Succeeded by Darren Grimwade
Assumed office
31 January 2015
Preceded by Darren Grimwade
Minister for Police and Emergency Services
Assumed office
11 November 2016
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk
Preceded by Bill Byrne
Personal details
Born (1982-12-29) 29 December 1982 (age 34)
Nambour, Queensland
Political party Australian Labor Party
Spouse(s) Holly Shine Ryan
Children 1
Alma mater University of Queensland

Mark Thomas Ryan (born 29 December 1982) is an Australian politician who was an Australian Labor Party member of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland from 2009 to 2012. He regained his seat in 2015.

Ryan was born in Nambour, Queensland, and attended St Eugene School and then St Joseph's College, Nudgee. He received a Bachelor of Laws with First Class Honours and Bachelor of Arts from the University of Queensland and became a solicitor. In 2009, he was selected as the Labor candidate for the new seat of Morayfield and was elected. He lost his seat at the 2012 Queensland state election,[1] but regained it at the 2015 election.

In December 2015 a cabinet reshuffle placed Mr Ryan in an extended cabinet, as Assistant Minister for State Assisting the Premier.

In November 2016, a cabinet reshuffle saw Mr Ryan promoted to senior cabinet as the Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services and the Minister for Correctional Services.


  1. ^ "Mark Thomas Ryan". Retrieved 31 May 2009. 

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Parliament of Queensland
New seat Member for Morayfield
Succeeded by
Darren Grimwade
Preceded by
Darren Grimwade
Member for Morayfield