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Biography for FISHER, Peter Stanley

Member for Mallee (Vic) 1972-93

National Party of Australia



Parliamentary Service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Mallee, Victoria, 1972, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1980, 1983, 1984, 1987 and 1990.

Retired prior to general elections 1993.


Committee Service

House of Representatives Standing: Aboriginal Affairs from 20.5.75 to 11.11.75; Environment and Conservation from 1.4.76 to 4.12.80 and from 28.2.85 to 5.6.87; Environment, Recreation and the Arts from 8.10.87 to 8.2.93; Publications from 16.5.90 to 8.2.93.

Joint Statutory: Broadcasting of Parliamentary Proceedings from 26.11.80 to 4.2.83.

Joint Standing: Australian Capital Territory from 25.7.74 to 20.5.75.

Joint Select: Corporations Legislation from 2.11.88 to 13.4.89.


Conferences, Delegations and Visits

Member, Parliamentary Delegation to East Asia, July 1975.

Member, CPA Delegation to London, May 1980.

Prime Minister's Special Envoy to the Caribbean, July 1981.

Visit to South Africa, November 1985.

Member, Parliamentary Delegation to India and Sri Lanka, November 1986.

Member, Parliamentary Delegation to the UN General Assembly, New York, September-December 1989.

Member, Parliamentary Delegation to South Pacific Conference and bilateral visit to Fiji, October-November 1992.


Parliamentary Party Positions

National Country Party Deputy Whip from 18.2.76 to 28.8.80.

National Country Party Whip from 28.8.80 to 16.10.82.

National Party of Australia Whip (formerly National Country Party) from 16.10.82 to 4.2.83.

Member, Opposition Shadow Ministry from 16.3.83 to 14.12.84. Spokesman on Sport and Recreation from 16.3.83 to 14.12.84.


Party Positions

Chairman, Australian Country Party, Lowan Electorate District Council 1969-72.


Personal

Born 19.9.36 at Rainbow, Vic.

Married.


Qualifications and Occupation before entering Federal Parliament

DipAg (Longerenong), MATA.

Farmer.


Electorate

Description: Rural.

Location: North-western Victoria; it includes the centres of Donald, Edenhope, Horsham, Mildura, Nhill, Ouyen, Swan Hill and Warracknabeal.

Area: 63 149 sq km (approx.).

Electors enrolled: 77 515 (at 15.2.93).

Industries: Fruit, wheat and cereals, wool, sheep, vegetables, vineyards, olive oil, dairying, beef cattle, pig raising, meatworks.

State electorates: Mallee includes the Victorian Legislative Assembly electorates of Mildura and Lowan, and parts of Swan Hill.