|Member of the Australian Parliament
24 November 2007
|Preceded by||David Jull|
|Shadow Minister for Defence Science, Technology and Personnel|
14 September 2010
11 December 1970 |
Cranbourne, Victoria, Australia
|Political party||Liberal National Party|
|Occupation||Business recruitment officer|
|Years of service||1988–99|
Stuart Rowland Robert (born 11 December 1970) Australian politician, was elected the Liberal member of the Australian House of Representatives seat of Fadden at the 2007 election on 24 November 2007, following the retirement of the previous member, the Hon David Jull. Following the merger of The Nationals and the Liberal Party in Queensland, Robert was re-elected in 2010 for the Liberal National Party.
Stuart was born in Victoria, educated at the Rockhampton Grammar School followed by the Australian Defence Force Academy and the Royal Military College Duntroon subsequently graduating as an Officer in the Army.
He has a Masters Degree in Business Administration (Central Queensland University), Masters Degree in Information Technology (Queensland University of Technology) and a Bachelor of Arts with Honours (University of New South Wales).
Upon leaving the Army in 1999, he entered business and started GMT Recruitment with colleague Andrew Chantler. GMT Recruitment was named a BRW Magazine Fast 100 award winner in 2006, 2007 and 2008..
Stance on military superannuation
Mr Robert is an advocate of reforming the indexation rules surrounding military superannuation in both the Defence Force Retirements Benfits scheme and the Defence Force Retirement & Death Benefits scheme. He has spoken in Parliament on a number of occasions to argue that these indexation rules should reflect the "unique nature of military service". He has stated that such service deserves a superannuation scheme with fair indexation that is "indexed in the same way as the age pension and service pensions for those aged 55 and over". Mr Robert has also criticised the Australian Labor Party and the Australian Greens for their lack of policy in this area.
Stance on Australian Defence Force entitlements
In 2012 the Australian Labor Party sought to remove the entitlement from currently serving members of the Australian Defence Force who are single which allows them one free annual trip home. Mr Robert argued strongly against removing this entitlement and his opposition was a significant factor in the Government's decision to cancel plans to remove this entitlement.
- Mr Stuart Robert MP|MP Profile|Q&A|ABC TV
- Robert, Stuart. "Military Superannuation". Hansard. Australian Parliament House. Retrieved 30 April 2013.
- Robert, Stuart. "Veterans' Affairs Legislation Amendment Bill 2012". Hansard. Australian Parliament House. Retrieved 30 April 2013.
- "Oakeshott military super motion a Political stunt". 11 October 2012. Retrieved 30 April 2013.
- "Govt backflips on flights for ADF singles". The Australian. 13 September 2012. Retrieved 30 April 2013.
|Parliament of Australia|
|Member for Fadden