Born on 28 February 1961, Mark grew up in Green Valley near Liverpool in Western Sydney and went to school at Ashcroft Primary School
and Hurlstone Agricultural High School, where he was Dux in 1978.|
Mark is married to Janine Lacy, a Magistrate of the NSW Local Court. They have two sons and a daughter and live in South-West Sydney.
Qualifications, Occupations and Interests
Mark studied Economics at Sydney University, winning the JK Galbraith Prize for Political Economy in 1980 and graduating with an Honours degree in 1982.
After leaving parliament in 2005, Mark was a columnist for various newspapers, including the Australian Financial Review (2007-2015) and Sydney’s Daily Telegraph (2016-2018). He is the author of 13 books, including Civilising Global Capital (1998), The Latham Diaries (2005), Outsiders (2017) and Take Back Australia (2018).
Mark is prominent in the Australian media as a commentator on Radio 2GB/4BC, 2SM Radio Network and Seven Sunrise. Against the media orthodoxy, in 2015 he became well known as an early and strong supporter of Donald Trump in his bid for the US Presidency.
Mark is one of Australia’s leading advocates of ‘outsider’ politics.
He strongly opposes the impact of political correctness and identity politics on public debate, freely speaking his mind on a range of issues. In March 2017 he established an online platform ‘Mark Latham’s Outsiders’. It ran a successful, high-profile Save Australia Day campaign in January 2018.
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