Biography

Luke Hartsuyker is the Federal Member for Cowper, having served as the electorate's Canberra representative since 2001.

He is currently Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources in the Turnbull Government.

Prior to becoming the Federal Member for Cowper, Luke managed his family's tourism business in Coffs Harbour. He also has experience in real estate and institutional property investment and development and is a Fellow of CPA Australia.

Luke previously served as the Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister, Assistant Minister for Employment, Minister for Vocational Education and Skills and the Nationals' Deputy Leader of the House.

He implemented the new $6.8 billion Jobactive employment services system, with a stronger focus on getting people into work and on the needs of employers.

Luke was also responsible for the development of the $330 million youth employment strategy which supports young people at high risk of long-term unemployment.

While Opposition Communications Minister, he developed the Mobile Black Spot Programme which has since been adopted as Federal Government policy.