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photo Mr Stuart William COPELAND MP
Member for Cunningham
QLD Legislative Assembly
The information on this page was provided by the parliamentarian or obtained through parliamentary handbooks or web sites. It was correct as at February 2008
Party   The Nationals
State   QLD
Parliamentary Service   Elected to the Fiftieth Parliament for Cunningham, 17 February 2001. Relected 7 February 2004 and 9 September 2006.
Ministerial and Shadow Ministerial Appointments   Shadow Minister for Education and Training and Shadow Minister for the Arts from September 2006; Shadow Minister for Education and Shadow Minister for the Arts from September 2005 - September 2006; Shadow Minister for Health from March 2004 - September 2005; Shadow Minister for Education, Shadow Minister for Youth and Shadow Minister for Multicultural Policy February 2003 - March 2004; Shadow Minister for Families, Shadow Minister for Disability Services, Shadow Minister for Youth and Shadow Minister for the Arts from March 2001 - February 2003.
Parliamentary Party Positions   Leader of Opposition Business from 29 January 2008; Shadow Cabinet Secretary from February 2003; Secretary, Parliamentary National Party from March 2001.
Parliamentary Positions   Temporary Speaker/Deputy Speaker from August 2005 - August 2006
Committee Service   Member, Estimates Committee E, 2004; Member, Estimates Committee C, 2003; Member Estimates Committee D, 2002; Member, Parliamentary Crime and Misconduct Committee from 1 January 2002; Member, Parliamentary Criminal Justice Committee May 2001 - December 2001; Member, Parliamentary Criminal Justice Committee from 2 May 2001; Member of the following Shadow Ministerial Legislative Committee's: Trade; Multicultural Policy; State Development; Small Business; Transport and Main Roads; Aboriginal and Islander Policy; Attorney General; Justice; Innovation, Information Technology, and Rural Technology; Fair Trading; Education; Employment and Training; Sport; Emergency Services; Public Works and Housing; Primary Industry and Forestry; Northern Development; Natural Resources and Mines; Police and Corrective Services; Local Government and Planning; Regional and Rural Communities; Racing; Environment and Heritage; Industrial Relations; Health; Tourism; and Women's Policy (from March 2001).
Party Positions   Various positions in Young Nationals and National Party Branches, Electorate Councils and Divisional Councils; Member, Policy Planning Committee since 1996; Delegate to State Conference since 1995; Delegate to Central Council since 1995; Member, State Management Committee 1996-1998; Vice President Federal Young Nationals 1997 - 1998; State President Queensland Young Nationals 1997 - 1998.
Other Positions   Member, Toowoomba Golf Club; Rotary Club of Toowoomba; Historic Racing Car Club of Queensland. Royal Agricultural Society of Queensland Representative on the Toowoomba and Golden West Tourism Authority; Toowoomba Chamber of Commerce; Darling Downs Sub Chamber of Show Societies; and Queensland Large Show Societies Group.
Former Occupations   Chief Executive Officer of the Royal Agricultural Society of Queensland.
Electoral Address   Shop 4, Willow Glen Shopping Centre, 833 Ruthven Street
Toowoomba QLD 4350
Telephone   +61(0) 7 4636 0322 or 1800 815 706
Fax   +61(0) 7 4636 0388
Other Addresses   PO Box 7990 TMC, Toowoomba QLD, 4352
Date of Birth   19/1/68
Place of Birth   Taroom QLD
Married/Children   Married
Interests   Golf, swimming, tennis, waterski-ing, travel, reading, historic cars and theatre.

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