About Luke Howarth

Luke was born at the Royal Brisbane Hospital and enjoyed a wonderful childhood in Bracken Ridge. He spent much of his youth in a tinnie on Salt Water Creek, fishing and mud crabbing with his father, or practising judo at the Bracken Ridge Scout Hall.

After a decade working at Toombul Music and Sony Australia as a sales representative, Luke joined the family business, becoming the Managing Director of Sandgate Pest Control. During this time, he met his wife Louise, and together they had three sons: Will, Tom, and Sam. Luke’s family is his greatest joy, and recently they welcomed a new addition, Matilda, a Doberman pup.

In 2004, driven by frustration with the Labor Party’s actions, Luke decided to enter politics, running for the State Seat of Sandgate to make a real difference for the families and businesses in his community.

In September 2013, Luke was elected to represent the Petrie Electorate in the Australian Parliament. He successfully retained his seat in the Federal Elections of July 2016, May 2019, and May 2022. In 2019, he was appointed as the Assistant Minister for Community Housing, Homelessness and Community Services. In December 2020, he was appointed as the Assistant Minister for Youth and Employment Services. In March 2024, he took on the roles of Shadow Assistant Treasurer and Shadow Minister for Financial Services.

Luke is a dedicated member of the North Brisbane Crime Stoppers Board and the Police Citizens Youth Club Board. He has tirelessly fought for local programs and infrastructure. In his current roles as Shadow Assistant Treasurer and Shadow Minister for Financial Services, Luke is committed to supporting economic growth, enhancing financial services, and advocating for policies that benefit all Australians. He remains passionate about helping small businesses thrive and ensuring robust economic security for the nation.

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