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FISHER, Peter StanleyBiography for FISHER, Peter Stanley

Member for Mallee (Vic)

National Party of Australia



Parliamentary Service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Mallee, Victoria, 1972. Re-elected 1974, 1975, 1977, 1980, 1983, 1984, 1987 and 1990. Retired prior to general elections 1993.


Committee Service

Joint Statutory: Broadcasting of Parliamentary Proceedings from 26.11.1980 to 4.2.1983.

Joint Standing: Australian Capital Territory from 25.7.1974 to 20.5.1975.

Joint Select: Corporations Legislation from 2.11.1988 to 13.4.1989.

House of Representatives Standing: Aboriginal Affairs from 20.5.1975 to 11.11.1975; Environment and Conservation from 1.4.1976 to 4.12.1980; Environment and Conservation from 28.2.1985 to 5.6.1987; Environment, Recreation and the Arts from 8.10.1987 to 8.2.1993; Publications from 16.5.1990 to 8.2.1993.


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 in the House of Representatives from 18.2.1976 to 28.8.1980.

National Country Party Whip in the House of Representatives from 28.8.1980 to 16.10.1982.

National Party Whip in the House of Representatives from 16.10.1982 to 4.2.1983.

Member of the Opposition Shadow Ministry from 16.3.1983 to 14.12.1984.

Opposition Spokesman on Sport and Recreation from 16.3.1983 to 14.12.1984.


Party Positions

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


Personal

Born 19.9.1936, Rainbow, Australia

Married


Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament

Dip.Ag (Longerenong)

M.A.T.A

Farmer


Electorate

Description: Rural

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

Area: 63149 Sq km

Electors enrolled: 77515 (at 15.2.1993)

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

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