Hon Sharman Stone MP

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Former Member

Party
Liberal Party of Australia
Chamber
House of Representatives

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Murray, Victoria, 1996. Re-elected 1998, 2001, 2004, 2007, 2010 and 2013. Retired prior to general elections 2016.
Ministerial appointments
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for the Environment and Heritage from 21.10.1998 to 26.10.2004.
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Finance and Administration from 26.10.2004 to 27.1.2006.
  • Minister for Workforce Participation from 27.1.2006 to 3.12.2007.
Committee service
  • Joint Statutory: Public Accounts from 29.5.1996 to 1.1.1998; Public Accounts and Audit from 1.1.1998 to 31.8.1998; Public Accounts and Audit from 4.12.2013 to 25.2.2014.
  • Joint Standing: Migration from 10.11.2008 to 3.2.2010; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 4.12.2013 to 9.5.2016 (Chair, Foreign Affairs and Aid Sub-Committee from 12.12.2013 to 9.5.2016); Treaties from 25.2.2014 to 11.11.2015.
  • House of Representatives Standing: Primary Industries, Resources and Rural and Regional Affairs from 29.5.1996 to 31.8.1998; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs from 4.6.1997 to 31.8.1998; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs from 11.3.2008 to 10.11.2008; Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government from 17.3.2008 to 10.11.2008; Education and Training from 3.2.2010 to 19.7.2010; Regional Australia from 16.11.2010 to 25.8.2011; Social Policy and Legal Affairs from 4.12.2013 to 22.10.2015; Indigenous Affairs from 4.12.2013 to 9.5.2016 (Chair from 11.2.2014 to 9.5.2016); Education and Employment from 9.9.2015 to 11.11.2015.
Parliamentary party positions
  • Member of the Opposition Shadow Ministry from 6.12.2007 to 14.9.2010.
  • Shadow Minister for the Environment, Heritage, the Arts and Indigenous Affairs from 6.12.2007 to 22.9.2008.
  • Shadow Minister for Immigration and Citizenship from 22.9.2008 to 8.12.2009.
  • Shadow Minister for Early Childhood Education and Childcare from 8.12.2009 to 14.9.2010.
  • Shadow Minister for the Status of Women from 8.12.2009 to 14.9.2010.
Party positions
  • President, Burwood Liberal Party Women's Section and member of various policy committees
  • Chair, Coalition Policy Committee on Agriculture
  • Member, Victorian Rural and Regional Standing Committee
Personal
  • Born 23.4.1951, Pyramid Hill, Australia
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • B.A (Anthropology) (Hons) (Monash)
  • Ph.D (Sociology) (Monash)
  • M.A (Economics & Business) (La Trobe)
  • Grad.Dip.Tert.Ed (Hawthorn CAE)
  • Community Development Officer, Westernport Regional Council for Social Development 1976-78
  • Lecturer, Institute of Early Childhood Development, University of Melbourne 1977-82
  • Curriculum Development & Prison Liaison Officer, Victorian Aboriginal Education Service 1984-84
  • Regional Assistant Manager, Victorian Office of Corrections, Southern Metropolitan Region 1985-86
  • Manager, Community Engagement & Victorian Salinity Program, Victorian Ministry of Planning & Environment 1986-87
  • Manager, Consumer Policy, Rural Water Corporation of Victoria 1987-89
  • Member, Governing Council, La Trobe University 1987-93
  • Director, Communications, Victoria Department of Agriculture 1989-90
  • Director, Social Policy & Communications Victorian Farmers Federation 1990-91
  • Member, Governing Council, La Trobe University 1991-93
  • Pricing & Water Conservation Consultant, Melbourne Water 1991
  • Manager, International Development, University of Melbourne 1994-95
Electorate
  • Description: Rural
  • Location: Northern Victoria; it includes the towns of Shepparton and Echuca and centres of Avenel, Boort, Bridgewater, Cobram, Euroa, Kyabram, Mooroopna, Murchison, Nagambie, Nathalia, Numurkah, Rochester, Rushworth, Tatura, Violet Town, Wedderburn and Yarrawonga.
  • Area: 19500 Sq km
  • Electors enrolled: 100185 (at 7.9.2013)
  • Industries: sheep, wheat, dairy, viticulture and fruit processing industries.
  • Electorate: Murray includes the Victorian Legislative Assembly electorate of Shepparton, and parts of Bendigo East, Euroa, Murray Valley, Ovens Valley and Swan Hill.