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SCHULTZ, Albert (Alby) JohnBiography for SCHULTZ, Albert (Alby) John

Member for Hume (NSW) 1998-2013

Liberal Party of Australia

Parliamentary Service

State: elected to the NSW Legislative Assembly for Burrinjuck 19.3.1988. Resigned 1.9.1998.

Federal: elected to the House of Representatives for Hume, New South Wales, 1998, 2001, 2004, 2007 and 2010. Retired prior to general elections 2013.

Parliamentary Positions

Member, Speaker's Panel from 18.2.08.

Committee Service

State: Joint Estimates: Committee on Law and Justice 1991; Agricultural and Rural Affairs; Justice and Emergency Services; Police; Public Works and Roads; Transport 1992-98.

Legislation: National Parks and Wildlife (Aboriginal Ownership) Bill 1992; South East Forest Protection Bill 1992.

Joint Select: Constitution (Fixed Term Parliament) Bill from 1.9.92 to 13.1.93.

Committee on the Office of the Ombudsman from 1.9.92 to 27.10.92.

House Committee 1995 and from 24.4.96 to 2.5.96.

Federal: House of Representatives Standing: Family and Community Affairs from 8.12.98 to 8.10.01; Primary Industries and Regional Services from 29.3.01 to 8.10.01; Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry from 20.3.02 (Chair from 8.12.04) to 17.10.07; Primary Industries and Resources from 11.3.08 to 19.7.10; Agriculture, Resources, Fisheries and Forestry from 25.10.10 to 5.8.13; Employment and Workplace Relations from 20.3.02 to 19.8.02; Transport and Regional Services from 20.3.02 to 17.10.07.

House of Representatives Select: Recent Australian Bushfires from 27.3.03 to 5.11.03.

Joint Statutory: National Crime Authority from 5.10.00 to 11.2.02.

Joint Standing: Migration from 20.3.02 to 19.8.02.

Conferences, Delegations and Visits

Member, 103rd IPU Conference, Amman, Jordan and bilateral visit to Tanzania, April-May 2000.

Attended 13th Annual APPF and Parliamentary Delegation to Vietnam, January 2005.

Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Trinidad and Tobago and USA, July 2006.

Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Saudi Arabia and China, June-July 2007.

Parliamentary Party Positions

State: Secretary to Shadow Cabinet (NSW), March 1996 to August 1998.

Party Positions

Member, Liberal Party from 1984.

Field Officer, Liberal Party (NSW) 1984-88.


Born 29.5.1939, Melbourne, Victoria.

Died 14.7.2015.


Qualifications and Occupation before entering Federal Parliament

Diploma in Meat Industry Management (UNSW).

Meat processing industry consultant 1953-84.

Party official (see Party positions above) 1984-88.

Member, Legislative Assembly, New South Wales (see Parliamentary service above) 1988-98.

Local Government Service

Councillor, Cootamundra Shire Council 1983-91.


Description: rural.

Location: south-west New South Wales; it includes the centres of Bargo, Binalong, Boorowa, Bundanoon, Cootamundra, Cowra, Crookwell, Goulburn, Grenfell, Gundaroo, Gunning, Harden/Murrumburrah, Jugiong, Marulan, Murrumbateman, Picton, Sutton, Tahmoor, Tarago, Thirlmere, Wilton, Yass and Young.

Area: 33 637 sq km (approx.).

Electors enrolled: 97 698 (at 21.8.10).

Industries: mixed farming, grazing, fat lambs, fruit, vegetables, wine, timber and textiles.

State electorates: Hume includes parts of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly electorates of Burrinjuck, Goulburn, Monaro and Wollondilly.