ENG: Mark Anthony James Vaile (born 18 April 1956), Australian politician, is a former Deputy Prime Minister of Australia and former leader of the National Party of Australia.
Vaile was born in Sydney and worked as a farm machinery retailer and stock and station and real estate agent before entering politics. He was a member of the Greater Taree City Council 1985–93, including three years as Deputy Mayor. He is married with three daughters and lives on a 40 ha (100-acre) rural property outside Taree, New South Wales.
Vaile was a member of the Australian House of Representatives between March 1993 and July 2008, representing the Division of Lyne, New South Wales. He was Assistant National Party Whip 1994–96 and National Party Whip ...
Former deputy prime minister Mark Vaile says he would come out of political retirement to help New South Wales Deputy Premier Andrew Stoner take a tilt at federal politics.
There are reports that Mr Stoner has been approached by senior Nationals figures to take on Independent Rob Oakeshott in the seat of Lyne at the next election.
Mr Stoner has released a statement saying he has no plans to move into federal politics.
But Mr Vaile says he would back Mr Stoner.
"I suspect it's pure speculation at this stage but all I've said is that if ultimately in a couple of years time when the ...
Former Nationals leader Mark Vaile says independent Rob Oakeshott's electorate would not respond well if he formed government with Labor.
"If you look at the results on Saturday last, our candidate David Gillespie got 34 per cent of the primary vote and I would suggest that at least 50 per cent of the primary vote would be conservative," Mr Vaile said. "The seat fundamentally is conservative in those terms.
"All those indicators ought to point to him supporting a conservative government."
But Mr Vaile, who was also once Mr Oakeshott's boss, conceded the number of seats both parties ...
cici - in poll Mark Vaile
BRENDAN Nelson has dumped his plea for voters to "go easy" on moonlighting Mark Vaile to condemn his decision to work in Dubai as a consultant.Mr Vaile, the former deputy prime minister and Nationals MP, has been moonlighting in the Middle East to boost his $127,000 parliamentary salary."As far as I'm concerned his first priority and our first priority is to service our constituents,'' Dr Nelson told Sky News."In Mark's case it's the people of Lyne and I think he needs to be in Australia and be available to his constituents.''Dr Nelson said he would not have approved the trip if he had been ...
When for Mayo or Lyne?
It's been an absolute eternity in the world of politics since Alexander Downer officially resigned and the Australian Electoral Commission is yet to announce a date for the by-election. There had been some early conjecture about the cost of the by-elections to voters from the ALP, in a bid to win some cheap points, which has been repudiated by the AEC since. The AEC declared that the cost of running the by-elections wouldn't matter if they were held at the same time or not.
Will a line be drawn in Lyne?
For the Nationals the by-election for Lyne will be a significant test. Perhaps better put; significant tests. It will test their capacity to generate a supporter base, their ability to continue to attract voters if a good Liberal candidate is put forward, meeting the cost of the by-election campaign and their continued relevance in a change federal political landscape.
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