Hon Sharman Stone MP

Sharman Stone

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Member for Murray, Victoria

Liberal Party of Australia
House of Representatives

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Parliament Office

PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

(02) 6277 4477
(02) 6277 8454

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

426 Wyndham Street
Shepparton, VIC, 3632

Postal address
PO Box 884
Shepparton, VIC, 3632

(03) 5821 5371
(03) 5821 8429

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Parliamentary service

  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Murray, Victoria, 1996, 1998, 2001, 2004, 2007, 2010 and 2013.

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Ministerial appointments

  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for the Environment and Heritage from 21.10.98 to 26.10.04.
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Finance and Administration from 26.10.04 to 27.1.06.
  • Minister for Workforce Participation from 27.1.06 to 3.12.07.

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Committee service

  • House of Representatives Standing: Primary Industries, Resources and Rural and Regional Affairs from 29.5.96 to 31.8.98; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs from 4.6.97 to 31.8.98 and from 11.3.08 to 10.11.08; Indigenous Affairs from 4.12.13 (Chair from 11.2.14); Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government from 17.3.08 to 10.11.08; Education and Training from 3.2.10 to 19.7.10; Regional Australia from 16.11.10 to 25.8.11; Social Policy and Legal Affairs from 4.12.13.
  • Joint Statutory: Public Accounts from 29.5.96 to 1.1.98; Public Accounts and Audit from 1.1.98 to 31.8.98 and from 4.12.13 to 25.2.14.
  • Joint Standing: Migration from 10.11.08 to 3.2.10; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 4.12.13; Treaties from 25.2.14.

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Parliamentary party positions

  • Member, Opposition Shadow Ministry from 6.12.07 to 14.9.10. Shadow Minister for the Environment, Heritage, the Arts and Indigenous Affairs from 6.12.07 to 22.9.08; Shadow Minister for Immigration and Citizenship from 22.9.08 to 8.12.09; Shadow Minister for Early Childhood Education and Childcare from 8.12.09 to 14.9.10; Shadow Minister for the Status of Women from 8.12.09 to 14.9.10.

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Party positions

  • President, Burwood Liberal Party Women's Section and member of various policy committees.

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  • Born 23.4.1951, Pyramid Hill, Vic.

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Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament

  • BA(Hons), PhD (Monash), MA (La Trobe), GradDipTertEd (Hawthorn CAE).
  • Member, Governing Council, La Trobe University of Northern Victoria 1987-93; Governing Council, La Trobe University 1991-93.
  • Manager, International Development, University of Melbourne 1994-95.

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  • Description: rural.
    Location: Northern Victoria; it includes the centres of Avenel, Boort, Bridgewater, Cobram, Echuca, Euroa, Kyabram, Mooroopna, Murchison, Nagambie, Nathalia, Numurkah, Rochester, Rushworth, Shepparton, Tatura, Violet Town, Wedderburn and Yarrawonga.
    Area: 19 500 sq km (approx.).
    Electors enrolled: 100 185 (at 7.9.13).
    Industries: sheep, wheat, dairy, viticulture and fruit processing industries.
    State electorates: Murray includes the Victorian Legislative Assembly electorate of Shepparton, and parts of Bendigo East, Euroa, Murray Valley, Ovens Valley and Swan Hill.

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