• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE0202

Stone, Sharman Nancy

(1951 – )
  • Born 23 May, 1951, Pyramid Hill Victoria Australia
  • Occupation Parliamentarian


A member of the Liberal Party of Australia, Sharman Stone was elected to the House of Representatives of the Australian Parliament representing the electorate of Murray, Victoria in 1996. She was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for the Environment and Heritage on 21 October 1998 and served in that capacity until October 2004, when she became Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Finance and Administration. She also served as Vice-President of the Executive Council. She was Minister for Workforce Participation from January 2006 until December 2007. She was re-elected in 1998, 2001, 2004, 2007, 2010 and 2013.


Sharman Stone completed a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from Monash University; a Master of Arts from La Trobe University; a Graduate Diploma of Education from Hawthorn CAE; and a PhD from Monash.

Before her election to Federal Parliament, she worked as a Doctoral Research Fellow at Monash University’s Department of Economics and Business. She has been a member of the House of Representatives Standing Committees on Primary Industries, Resources and Rural and Regional Affairs (from 25 May 1996); and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs (from 4 June 1997). Stone was a member of the Public Accounts Joint Statutory Committee from 29 May 1996 to 1 January 1998 and the Public Accounts and Audit from 1 January 1998.


Published resources

  • Resource Section
  • Edited Book
    • Who's Who in Australia 2002, Herd, Margaret, 2002
  • Resource
  • Book
    • So Many Firsts: Liberal Women from Enid Lyons to the Turnbull Era, Fitzherbert, Margaret, 2009

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