Hon Stuart Robert

Hon Stuart Robert

Former Member

Liberal National Party of Queensland
House of Representatives


Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Fadden, Queensland, 2007. Re-elected 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019 and 2022. Resigned 18.5.2023.
Ministerial appointments
  • Assistant Minister for Defence from 18.9.2013 to 21.9.2015.
  • Minister for Veterans' Affairs from 21.9.2015 to 18.2.2016.
  • Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC from 21.9.2015 to 18.2.2016.
  • Minister for Human Services from 21.9.2015 to 18.2.2016.
  • Assistant Treasurer from 28.8.2018 to 29.5.2019.
  • Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme from 29.5.2019 to 30.3.2021.
  • Minister for Government Services from 29.5.2019 to 30.3.2021.
  • Cabinet Minister from 29.5.2019 to 23.5.2022.
  • Minister for Employment, Workforce, Skills, Small and Family Business from 30.3.2021 to 23.5.2022.
Acting Ministries
  • Acting Minister for Education and Youth from 2.12.2021.
Committee service
  • Joint Standing: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade served from 11.3.2008 to 5.8.2013; Treaties served as Chair from 1.9.2016 to 27.8.2018
  • Joint Statutory: Public Accounts and Audit served from 11.3.2008 to 3.2.2010; Corporations and Financial Services served from 11.3.2008 to 19.7.2010; Public Accounts and Audit served from 2.3.2016 to 9.5.2016; Public Works served from 14.9.2016 to 15.9.2016; Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity served from 14.9.2016 to 27.3.2018
Parliamentary party positions
  • Liberal Party of Australia. Served: 24.11.2007 to 18.05.2023
  • Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Defence from 8.12.2009 to 14.9.2010.
  • Shadow Minister for Defence Science, Technology and Personnel from 14.9.2010 to 18.9.2013.
  • Shadow Assistant Treasurer from 5.6.2022 to 18.5.2023.
  • Shadow Minister for Financial Services from 5.6.2022 to 18.5.2023.
Party positions
  • Secretary of the Liberal Party Fadden Federal Electorate Council (Qld) from 2005 to 2008.
  • Chair of the Liberal Party Labrador-Parkwood (Qld) Branch.
  • Born: 11.12.1970, Cranbourne, Australia
  • Gender: Male
  • Marital Status: Married
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • Master of Information Technology.
  • GradDipInfoAnalysis ().
  • MBA (Central Queensland University).
  • BA(Hons) (UNSW Canberra at the Australian Defence Force Academy).
  • Army officer.
  • Chief Executive Officer of GMT Recruitment from 1999 to 2007.
Local Government service
  • Member, Gold Coast City Council Finance Board.
Military Service
  • Australian Service Medal (Bougainville Clasp).
  • Australian Defence Medal.
  • Army officer 1988-99.
  • Deployed to Bougainville 1998 with the Peace Monitoring Group, 1998.
  • Name: Fadden
  • Location: The Division of Fadden consists of: part of the Gold Coast City Council, and part of the Redland City Council.
  • Area: 387 Sq km
  • Electors enrolled: 114,061 (at 5.6.2019)
  • Industries: Residential areas are concentrated in the south with semi-rural in the north. Commercial activities include tourism, market gardens, sugar cane farming, and light industry including boat building.
  • The trial of Lt Gen Tamura - a question of command responsibility, Self-published, 1992.
  • Hope - The Watoto Journey, Self-published, 2006.

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