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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. Re-elected 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019 and 2022.

Acting Ministries

Acting Minister for Education and Youth from 2.12.2021.

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.

Committee Service

Joint Statutory: Corporations and Financial Services from 11.3.2008 to 19.7.2010; Public Accounts and Audit from 11.3.2008 to 3.2.2010; Public Accounts and Audit from 2.3.2016 to 9.5.2016; Public Works from 14.9.2016 to 15.9.2016.

Joint Standing: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 11.3.2008 to 5.8.2013; Treaties from 1.9.2016 to 27.8.2018 (Chair from 1.9.2016 to 27.8.2018); Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity from 14.9.2016 to 1.7.2019.

Parliamentary Party Positions

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.

Shadow Minister for Financial Services from 5.6.2022.

Party Positions

Secretary of the Liberal Party Fadden Federal Electorate Council from 2005 to 2008.

Chair of the Liberal Party Labrador-Parkwood Branch.


Born 11.12.1970, Cranbourne, Australia


Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament

Master of Information Technology.

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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.


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

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

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.