The Hon Dr Sharman Stone MP

Sharman Stone

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Member for Murray, Victoria

Party
Liberal Party of Australia
Chamber
House of Representatives

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Parliament Office

PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 4477
Fax:
(02) 6277 8454

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

426 Wyndham Street
Shepparton, VIC, 3632

Postal address
PO Box 884
Shepparton, VIC, 3632

Telephone:
(03) 5821 5371
Fax:
(03) 5821 8429

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www.aph.gov.au/S_Stone_MP

Biography

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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; 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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Conferences, delegations and visits

  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Thailand, Vietnam and Japan 1996-97.
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to New Zealand, June 1997.
  • Represented Australia at the South Pacific Region Environment Ministerial Forum, Guam, October 2000; Samoa, April 2001 and Marshall Islands, July 2002.
  • Head, Delegation to Ministerial Conference on Transport and Environment, Japan, January 2002.
  • Represented Australia at the 21st Asian Parliamentarians Meeting on Population and Development, Cambodia, April 2005.
  • Official visits to Thailand and Cambodia, April-May 2005; USA, Canada and UK, November 2005.
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Indonesia and Singapore, October-November 2008.
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to New Zealand, March 2011.
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to South Africa, Zimbabwe, Ghana and Ethiopia, April 2011.
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Sri Lanka, June 2011.
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Timor-Leste and Indonesia, November 2011.
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Turkey, April 2012.
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Korea and Japan, July 2012.
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Philippines, Laos and Burma, August-September 2012.
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Algeria and Morocco, November 2012.

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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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Personal

  • 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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Electorate

  • 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: 100 039 (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 Benalla, Bendigo East, Bendigo West, Murray Valley, Rodney and Swan Hill.

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