Nola Marino

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Nola Marino
Government Whip in the House of Representatives
Assumed office
18 September 2013
Prime Minister Tony Abbott
Preceded by Rob Mitchell
Member of the Australian Parliament for Forrest
Assumed office
24 November 2007
Preceded by Geoff Prosser
Personal details
Born (1954-02-18) 18 February 1954 (age 61)
Harvey, Western Australia
Nationality Australian
Political party Liberal Party of Australia
Occupation Businesswoman

Nola Bethwynn Marino (born 18 February 1954) has been the Liberal Party of Australia representative for the electoral division of Forrest in Western Australia since the 2007 federal election.

Marino was born in Harvey and established a small business in 1972.[1]

Youth Allowance[edit]

Nola Marino has been a vocal opponent of the Rudd–Gillard government's changes to the Independent Youth Allowance Criteria, that she believes discriminates against young people. Marino believes that "arbitrary lines on a map now define which students come under which Independent Youth Allowance criteria".[2] The new criteria, Marino believes, force young people, who live in regional years, to take two gap-years so that they can complete the 18 months' work required to get the independent youth allowance. Nola Marino campaigns strongly that finding work for this period of time is very difficult in small towns and regional centres.


Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Geoff Prosser
Member for Forrest
2007 – present