Minister Coulton's biography
As Minister for Regional Services, Decentralisation and Local Government, Minister Coulton has responsibility for rural, regional and remote health.
The Hon Mark Coulton MP
Assistant Trade and Investment Minister, Minister for Regional Services, Decentralisation and Local Government
The Hon Mark Coulton MP is the Minister for Regional Services, Decentralisation and Local Government in Australia's Federal Coalition Government. He has served in the House of Representatives as the Member for Parkes since 2007.
Mr Coulton has also held the position of Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Ageing and the Voluntary Sector, Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Water and Conservation and Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Development and Emerging Trade Markets and was the National Party's Chief Whip from September 2010 to May 2016.
Prior to his election to the House of Representatives, Mr Coulton was the Mayor of Gwydir Shire Council from 2004 until 2007 and has an extensive agricultural background having spent 30 years as a farmer and grazier.
Mr Coulton is married with three children.