The Hon. George SOURIS, BEc, DipFMgt, FAIM, FCPA MP
Member of the Legislative Assembly
Member for Upper Hunter
Member of the The Nationals
|Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly||19 Mar 1988|| |
|Member for Upper Hunter||19 Mar 1988|| |
|Chair, Legislative Assembly Committee on Law and Safety||15 May 2014|| |
|Minister for Sport, Recreation and Racing and Minister Assisting the Premier||6 Jun 1991||24 Jun 1992||1yr 19days|| |
|Minister for Tourism, Major Events, Hospitality and Racing||3 Apr 2011||17 Apr 2014||3yrs 15days|| |
|Minister for the Arts||3 Apr 2011||17 Apr 2014||3yrs 15days|| |
|Minister for the Hunter||18 Dec 2013||17 Apr 2014||4mths|| |
|Shadow Minister for Hospitality and Tourism, Racing and Major Events||28 Dec 2008||28 Mar 2011||2yrs 3mths 1day|| |
|Shadow Minister for Sport and Recreation||13 Apr 2005||28 Dec 2008||3yrs 8mths 16days|| |
|Shadow Minister for Gaming and Racing||8 Apr 2003||28 Dec 2008||5yrs 8mths 21days|| |
|Shadow Minister for Major Events||11 Apr 2007||28 Dec 2008||1yr 8mths 18days|| |
|Shadow Minister for State Development||8 Apr 2003||13 Apr 2005||2yrs 6days|| |
|Shadow Minister for Rural Affairs and Services||19 Apr 1999||8 Apr 2003||3yrs 11mths 21days|| |
|Shadow Minister for Gaming||2 Apr 2002||8 Apr 2003||1yr 7days|| |
|Shadow Minister for Finance||19 Apr 1999||2 Apr 2002||2yrs 11mths 15days|| |
|Shadow Minister for State Development||19 Apr 1999||2 Apr 2002||2yrs 11mths 15days|| |
|Shadow Minister for Mineral Resources||19 Apr 1999||1 Feb 2000||9mths 14days|| |
|Shadow Minister for Roads||10 Apr 1995||19 Apr 1999||4yrs 10days|| |
|Shadow Minister for Public Works||10 Apr 1995||19 Apr 1999||4yrs 10days|| |
|Shadow Minister for Finance||10 Apr 1995||21 Mar 1996||11mths 12days|| |
|Minister for Land and Water Conservation||26 May 1993||4 Apr 1995||1yr 10mths 10days|| |
|Minister for Ethnic Affairs||3 Jul 1992||26 May 1993||10mths 24days|| |
|Assistant Treasurer||3 Jul 1992||26 May 1993||10mths 24days|| |
|Minister for Finance||14 Jul 1992||26 May 1993||10mths 13days|| |
|Minister for Sport, Recreation and Racing||24 Jun 1992||3 Jul 1992||10days|| |
|Minister Assisting the Premier||24 Jun 1992||3 Jul 1992||10days|| |
|Leader of the National Party||14 Jan 1999||31 Mar 2003||4yrs 2mths 18days|| |
|Deputy Leader of the National Party||28 Jun 1993||14 Jan 1999||5yrs 6mths 18days|| |
|Member, Legislative Assembly Committee on Law and Safety||14 May 2014||15 May 2014||2days||Elected Chair of the committee on 15 May 2014 (see separate entry).|
|Member, Staysafe (Joint Standing Committee on Road Safety)||21 Jun 2007||4 Mar 2011||3yrs 8mths 12days|| |
|Member, Joint Standing Committee on Road Safety (Staysafe)||8 May 2003||2 Mar 2007||3yrs 9mths 23days|| |
|Member, Standing Committee on Public Works||25 May 1995||5 Mar 1999||3yrs 9mths 9days|| |
|Member, Joint Select Committee upon the Process and Funding of the Electoral System||3 May 1990||3 May 1991||1yr 1day|| |
|Member, Public Accounts Committee (PAC)||23 Feb 1989||3 May 1991||2yrs 2mths 11days|| |
|Legislative Assembly Trustee, Parliamentary Contributory Superannuation Fund||17 Jun 2011||6 May 2014||2yrs 10mths 20days|| |
|Legislative Assembly Trustee, Parliamentary Contributory Superannuation Fund||2 May 1995||5 Mar 1999||3yrs 10mths 4days|| |
Mr Souris' speeches in Hansard
About the Upper Hunter Electorate
Rural. Located within Hunter and Northern Slopes Statistical Agricultural Subdivisions.
Principal townships: Aberdeen, Alison, Allynbrook, Antiene, Appletree Flat, Ardglen, Back Creek, Baerami, Baerami Creek, Bakers Creek, Bandon Grove, Bara, Barigan, Barrington, Barry, Baxters Ridge, Belbora, Belltrees, Bendolba, Bengalla, Berrico, Big Jacks Creek, Big Ridge, Bindera, Bingleburra, Blackville, Blandford, Borambil, Borambil, Botobolar, Bowman, Bowman Farm, Bowmans Creek, Braefield, Brawboy, Breakfast Creek, Bretti, Bridgman, Broke, Brookfield, Bucketty, Budden, Budgee Budgee, Bulga, Bulliac, Bundella, Bundook, Bunnan, Bureen, Bylong, Callaghans Creek, Camberwell, Camboon, Cambra, Caroona, Carrabolla, Carrowbrook, Cassilis, Castle Rock, Cattle Creek, Chichester, Chilcotts Creek, Clarence Town, Clydesdale, Cobark, Coggan, Colly Blue, Combo, Coneac, Cooks Gap, Coomoo Coomoo, Cooyal, Copeland, Coxs Creek, Coxs Crown, Craven, Craven Plateau, Crawney, Cross Roads, Cumbandry, Cumbo, Curricabark, Dalswinton, Darlington, Dartbrook, Davis Creek, Dawsons Hill, Denman, Dewitt, Doyles Creek, Dry Creek, Dunbars Creek, Dungog, Dunolly, Dural, Dyrring, East Gresford, Eccleston, Edderton, Elderslie, Ellerston, Falbrook, Faulkland, Fern Gully, Fishers Hill, Flat Tops, Forbesdale, Fordwich, Fosterton, Frog Rock, Gangat, Garland Valley, Giants Creek, Ginghi, Giro, Glen Martin, Glen Oak, Glen Ward, Glen William, Glenbawn, Glendon, Glendon Brook, Glennies Creek, Glenridding, Glenrock, Gloucester, Goorangoola, Gouldsville, Gowrie, Green Creek, Greenlands, Gresford, Growee, Gulgong, Gundy, Gungal, Halton, Hambledon Hill, Hanleys Creek, Hebden, Hilldale, Hollydeen, Howes Valley, Hunterview, Invergordon, Jerrys Plains, Kains Flat, Kars Springs, Kayuga, Kerrabee, Kia Ora, Laguna, Lambs Valley, Lee Creek, Lemington, Lewinsbrook, Liddell, Linburn, Little Jacks Creek, Long Point, Lostock, Lue, Macdonalds Creek, Main Creek, Maison Dieu, Mangoola, Manobalai, Mares Run, Marshdale, Martindale, Martins Creek, Mccullys Gap, Mcdougalls Hill, Mebul, Mernot, Merriwa, Middle Brook, Middle Falbrook, Milbrodale, Mirannie, Mitchells Flat, Mogo, Mograni, Monivae, Monkerai, Moobi, Moolarben, Moonan Brook, Moonan Flat, Moppy, Mount Marsden, Mount Olive, Mount Rivers, Mount Royal, Mount Simpson, Mount Thorley, Mudgee, Munghorn, Munni, Murrays Run, Murrumbo, Murrurundi, Murulla, Muscle Creek, Muswellbrook, Myambat, Niangala, Nooroo, Nullo Mountain, Obanvale, Omadale, Owens Gap, Pages Creek, Pages River, Parkville, Parraweena, Paterson, Paynes Crossing, Pine Ridge, Premer, Putty, Pyangle, Quipolly, Quirindi, Ravensworth, Rawdon Vale, Redbournberry, Reedy Creek, Reedy Creek, Rixs Creek, Rookhurst, Rossgole, Rouchel, Rouchel Brook, Roughit, Rylstone, Salisbury, Sandy Creek, Sandy Hollow, Scone, Scotts Creek, Scotts Flat, Sedgefield, Segenhoe, Singleton, Singleton Heights, Singleton Military Area, Spring Ridge, St Clair, Stanhope, Stewarts Brook, Stratford, Stroud, Stroud Hill, Stroud Road, Sugarloaf, Summer Hill, Tabbil Creek, Tambar Springs, Terreel, Tibbuc, Tichular, Timor, Tiri, Titaatee Creek, Tomalla, Torryburn, Totnes Valley, Tugrabakh, Turill, Ulan, Underbank, Upper Allyn, Upper Bowman, Upper Bylong, Upper Dartbrook, Upper Growee, Upper Hebden, Upper Karuah River, Upper Rouchel, Vacy, Wallabadah, Wallanbah, Wallaringa, Wallarobba, Wards River, Warkworth, Warrah, Warrah Creek, Warrah Ridge, Washpool, Watagan, Wattle Ponds, Waukivory, Waverly, Webbers Creek, Weismantels, Werris Creek, Westbrook, Whittingham, Widden, Willow Tree, Wilpinjong, Windy, Wingen, Wirragulla, Woko, Wollar, Wollemi, Wollombi, Woolooma, Wybong, Wylies Flat, Yallambie, Yango Creek, Yannergee, Yarraman, Yarrawa, Yarrawonga.
Area: 30,287 sq km.
Population: 69,941. Enrolment: 49,313.
For more detailed information see - http://www.elections.nsw.gov.au/state_government_elections/electoral_districts/all_districts_/upper_hunter
Political Party Activity - Prior March 1995 election Member Government Members' committees on: Minerals and Energy; Treasury. Joined National Party 1976. Chairman Singleton Branch and Upper Hunter S.E.C., Treasurer Paterson F.E.C., Vice President Hunter F.E.C. Member Central Council of N.S.W. Branch.
Community Activity - Chairman Red Shield Appeal in Upper Hunter; Spastic Centre Committee; Construction Singleton Heights Pre-school. Patron numerous sports and community organisations. Honorary Member Rotary.
Local Government Activity - Councillor Singleton Shire Council 7 years (Deputy President 4 years).
Military Service - Sydney University Regiment.
Personal - Born Gunnedah, 12 July 1949. Married to Vassy 1979, 2 sons.
Qualifications, Occupations and Interests - B.Ec., Dip.F.Mgt, F.A.I.M., F.C.P.A.
Previously principal in public accounting practice of Hudson, Souris and Co., Singleton. Rugby player representing NSW Country, Australian Colts, Australian Universities. Rugby Blue University of New England.
Interests include: sports, cinema and theatre, railways.
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