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Our Minister

The Honourable Mark Furner is the Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries.

A husband, father of three, and grandfather of two, Mark cut his teeth as a truck driver before standing up for the rights of his fellow workers as an organiser with the Transport Workers Union.

The son of a nurse and a Queensland police officer, Mark has dedicated his adult life to serving local communities.

In 2007, Mark was elected to the Australian Senate where he served until June 2014. During that time Mark sat on a number of parliamentary committees including Law Enforcement, Health & Aging, and Economics. Mark was also privileged to lead a delegation to Afghanistan as chair of the Defence Sub-Committee.

At the 2015 State election, Mark was elected to represent the people of Ferny Grove in the Queensland Parliament. In February 2017, he was promoted to the Cabinet as Minister for Local Government and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships.

Having retained his seat in the 2017 State election Mark has been appointed Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries.

Last updated 21 February 2018