Stephen Lusher

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Stephen Lusher
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Hume
In office
18 May 1974 – 1 December 1984
Preceded by Frank Olley
Succeeded by Wal Fife
Personal details
Born (1945-10-18) 18 October 1945 (age 72)
Sydney, New South Wales
Nationality Australian
Political party National Country Party
Father Edwin Lusher
Occupation Party organiser

Stephen Augustus Lusher (born 18 October 1945) was an Australian politician. Born in Sydney, son of Supreme Court of New South Wales judge, Edwin Lusher, he rose to become Assistant Federal Director of the Country Party National Secretariat. In 1974, he was elected to the Australian House of Representatives, defeating Labor member Frank Olley for the seat of Hume. He was re-elected in 1975, 1977, 1980 and 1983. During the 1983–84 Parliament he was Shadow minister for Transport. In January 1984, following the retirement of Doug Anthony, Lusher stood for the leadership of the National Party; he was defeated by Ian Sinclair.[1] At the December 1984 election, following a major federal redistribution, the Liberal member for Farrer, Wal Fife, contested Hume and Lusher was defeated.[2]


  1. ^ Paul Malone (18 January 1984). "New leader Sinclair faces questions on credibility". The Canberra Times'.
  2. ^ Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Retrieved 2008-05-22.
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Frank Olley
Member for Hume
Succeeded by
Wal Fife