Mark Furner is the current State Member for Ferny Grove and Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries, and Minister for Rural Communities, having previously served as Minister for Local Government and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships.
Serving in the seat of Ferny Grove since 2015, he has delivered much-needed infrastructure and jobs for the Ferny Grove Electorate including: increased parking at the Ferny Grove Station; more than $60 million for our local schools; and more than $11 million for our local roads.
With his passion for community engagement, extensive political experience, and commitment to addressing local issues, Furner has proven himself to be a valuable advocate for the constituents he serves.
Furner's experience in politics spans several decades. Prior to his election as the Member of Parliament, Mark served as Queensland State Government Minister in various portfolios, including Agriculture and Fisheries and between 2007 to 2013 as a Queensland Senator in Canberra from where he served on a number of standing committees and committees of inquiry and chaired the Defence Sub-committee.
As the Member of Parliament for Ferny Grove, Mark Furner has demonstrated a deep understanding of the needs and concerns of his constituents. He actively listens to the voices of the community, ensuring their concerns are heard and addressed. Furner has been instrumental in advocating for improvements in infrastructure, healthcare, education, and environmental sustainability within the Ferny Grove electorate. He is known for his accessibility, regularly attending community events, and engaging with constituents to gain a firsthand understanding of their priorities.
In addition to his commitment to the Ferny Grove electorate, Mark Furner MP actively contributes to broader policy debates and decision-making processes within the Queensland Parliament. He is known for his strong advocacy on issues such as social justice, environmental conservation, and regional development. Furner's dedication to these causes has garnered respect and recognition from his colleagues, making him an influential figure in shaping policies that have a positive impact on Queensland as a whole.
With his deep understanding of local issues, extensive political experience, and commitment to community engagement, Furner has consistently advocated for the interests and well-being of his constituents. His collaborative approach and passion for social justice and environmental sustainability make him a valuable asset in the Queensland Parliament. As the Ferny Grove electorate continues to evolve, Mark Furner remains steadfast in his commitment to serving and representing the diverse needs of the community he proudly represents.
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