Stuart Robert has been the Federal Member for the northern Gold Coast seat of Fadden since November 2007.
Following the May 2019 election, Stuart has also taken on responsibility for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and services such as Centrelink, Medicare and Child Support, provided to Australians by Services Australia, formally known as the Department of Human Services.
He has previously served in the Coalition Government’s Ministry in several senior roles including Assistant Treasurer, Minister for Human Services, Assistant Minister for Defence, Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC.
As Minister for Government Services, Stuart is focused on ensuring the government services Australians rely on are simple, helpful, respectful and transparent to ensure support is there for those Australians who need a helping hand. He has led the Federal Government’s efforts to provide social supports to millions of Australians throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, which has offered unprecedented economic challenges to many Australians.
As Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), Stuart is delivering the most significant reforms to the NDIS since its inception to make sure it has strong foundations to be there for generations to come. The program of reforms follows his efforts to ensure significant growth of the scheme with over 400,000 Australians now supported across the country.
Stuart brings his experience in the Military and running a small business to his roles as a Cabinet Minister and Federal Member of Parliament.
Stuart served in the Army for 12 years in Infantry and Intelligence Corps units including, deploying operationally to Bougainville in 1998 as part of the Peace Monitoring Force. While serving in the Army, Stuart completed a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) and Masters degrees in both Business Administration and Information Technology.
In 2000 Stuart left the Army and, together with a colleague, founded an IT services firm that rapidly expanded to become a nationwide business.
From there, Stuart became the founding director of Watoto Australia and a member of the Watoto International board. Based in Uganda, Watoto operates one of the world’s largest non-institutional orphan care programs in a country where there are two million orphaned children due to HIV-AIDS and war.
Stuart’s commitment to creating better opportunities for future generations led to his decision to stand as the LNP candidate for Fadden and represent his local community. He is a passionate advocate for the northern Gold Coast in Canberra, working hard to influence the decisions affecting local residents in our community.
A long-term resident of the Gold Coast, Stuart understands the challenges and pressures of raising a family. He is married with three school-aged sons who he loves spending time with while enjoying local Gold Coast attractions.
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