Australia Day Honours

Order of Australia Honours:- The VPFMA congratulates Graeme Stoney AM on the recognition of his public achievements in the Australia Day Honours List

MEMBER (AM) IN THE GENERAL DIVISION OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA
The Honourable Eadley Graeme STONEY, Mansfield VIC 3722
For significant service to the community, and to the Parliament of Victoria.
Mountain Cattlemen’s Association of Victoria
• Executive Officer, activist and lobbyist, 1982-1992, 2007-2017.
• President, 2018-2019.
• Life Member.
Conservation and the Environment
• Board Member, VicForests, 2011-2017.
• General Manager, FFORNE (Farm Forestry North East) hardwood co-operative,
2007-2009.
• Former Member, Land Protection Council.
• Member, Victorian High Country Huts Association.
• Member, Rail Trails Australia.
• Leader and Member, Mt Stirling-Delatite Action Group, 1990s.
• Member, The Howitt Society.
Tourism
• Part Owner, Director and Guide, High Country Adventure Pty Ltd, 1980s.
• Co-Founder and Life Member, Victorian Tour Operators Association (now Victorian
Tourism Council).
• Chair, Victorian Government Tourism Committee, 1996-1999.
Liberal Party of Victoria.
• Liberal Member for Central Highlands, Victorian Legislative Council, 1992-2006.
• Liberal Spokesperson Forestry, 2002 -2006.
• Liberal Party Upper House Whip, 2002-2006.
• Member and Deputy Chair, Victorian Parliament Environment and Natural Resources
All Party Committee – for one parliamentary term.
• Member, Victorian Parliament Road Safety All Party Committee – two parliamentary
terms.
• Chair, Victorian Government Rail Trails Committee, 1993-1999.
• Chair, Victorian Tracks and Trails Co-ordinating Committee, 1998-1999.
• Chair, Victorian Government Tourism Committee, 1996-1999.
• Member, Eildon State Electoral Conference, since 2013.
• Member, Indi Federal Electoral Conference, current.
• Member, Mansfield Branch, Liberal Party of Victoria, current.
• Member, Victorian Parliamentary Former Members Association.
Mansfield Historical Society (MHS)
• President, 2007-2010.
• Chair, Mansfield Heritage Museum Design and Exhibits Committee, current.
• Member, since 1990s.
• Life Member, current.
MEMBER (AM) IN THE GENERAL DIVISION OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA
Mansfield Community
• Foundation and Life Member, Mansfield Autistic Centre, (now Mansfield Autism
Statewide Services), since 1960s.
• Volunteer fire fighter, Booroolite CFA Brigade, 1960s-1980s.
• Chairman, Mansfield Cultural Heritage and Arts Centre Project, 2011-2016 and
Deputy Chair, since 2017.
• Part Owner, Director and Manager, Mansfield Courier, 1970-1993.
• Volunteer, Victorian State Emergency Service (Mounted Branch), 1970s and 1980s.
• Foundation Member, Bindaree Retirement Centre (now Mansfield Aged Care facility).
• Former President and Member, Mansfield Apex Club, 1960-1970s.
• Leader, Friends of Howqua Hills, (now Howqua Hills Progress Association), since
1996.
• Activist, various environmental campaigns including Project Mansfield to secure the
railway land and protecting Mt Stirling.
• Member, Mansfield Agricultural and Pastoral Society, 1955-1980s.
• Mentor, Bush School, Timbertop, Gelong Grammar School.
Community – Other
• Co-Author, The Howqua Hills Story, 2020.
• Former “crack rider” in High Country films including the Man from Snowy River movies.
• Foundation Member, Victorian Rail Trail Network.
• Member, Telstra Victorian Rural Advisory Committee, (High Country Representative),
since 2019.
Primary Production
• Principal Owner and Director, Graeme Stoney Managements, current.
• Seed Producer and Cattleman, 65 years.
• Managing Director, Minto Park Pastoral Company, 1960s-1990s.
• Former Victorian Delegate, Australian Seed Producers Federation.
• Leader in the establishment of Mansfield Seed Producers Cooperative, Mansfield,
1980s.
• Shareholder, Director and Marketing Manager, Mansfield Seeds, 1980s.
• Part Owner and Director, Seedland P/L Mansfield, 1980s-1990s.

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