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ROBERT, the Hon. Stuart RowlandBiography for ROBERT, the Hon. Stuart Rowland

Member for Fadden (Qld)

Liberal Party of Australia

Parliamentary Service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Fadden, Queensland, 2007, 2010 and 2013.

Ministerial Appointments

Assistant Minister for Defence from 18.9.13 to 21.9.15.

Minister for Veterans' Affairs from 21.9.15 to 18.2.16.

Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC from 21.9.15 to 18.2.16.

Minister for Human Services from 21.9.15 to 18.2.16.

Committee Service

Joint Statutory: Corporations and Financial Services from 11.3.08 to 19.7.10; Public Accounts and Audit from 11.3.08 to 3.2.10 and from 2.2.16 to 9.5.16.

Joint Standing: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 11.3.08 to 5.8.13.

Parliamentary Party Positions

Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Defence from 8.12.09 to 14.9.10.

Member, Opposition Shadow Ministry from 14.9.10 to 18.9.13. Shadow Minister for Defence, Science, Technology and Personnel from 14.9.10 to 18.9.13.

Party Positions

Secretary, Liberal Party Fadden Federal Electorate Council 2005-08.

Chair, Liberal Party Labrador-Parkwood Branch 2007-08.


Born 11.12.1970, Cranbourne, Vic.


Qualifications and Occupation before entering Federal Parliament

BA(Hons) (UNSW - ADFA), MBA (Central Queensland), MIT (QUT).

Graduate Diploma in Information Analysis.

Army officer.

Chief Executive Officer, GMT Recruitment 1999-2007.

Local Government Service

Member, Gold Coast City Council Finance Board.


The trial of Lt Gen Tamura - a question of command responsibility, self-published, 1992.

Hope - The Watoto Journey, self-published, 2006.

Military Service

Army officer 1988-99.

Deployed to Bougainville 1998 with the Peace Monitoring Group.

Australian Service Medal (Bougainville Clasp).

Australian Defence Medal.


Description: outer metropolitan.

Location: south east Queensland; it includes the suburbs of Alberton, Arundel, Biggera Waters, Coombabah, Coomera, Gaven, Gilberton, Helensvale, Hollywell, Hope Island, Jacobs Well, Labrador, Molendinar, Norwell, Paradise Point, Parkwood, Runaway Bay, Stapylton, Steiglitz, Woongoolba and parts of Ormeau, Oxenford, Pacific Pines, Pimpama and Southport. It also includes South Stradbroke Island.

Area: 395 sq km (approx.).

Electors enrolled: 91 759 (at 7.9.13).

Industries: tourism, market gardens, sugar cane farming, and light industry including boat building.

State electorates: Fadden includes the Queensland Legislative Assembly electorate of Broadwater, and parts of Albert, Coomera, Gaven and Southport.