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JONES, Stephen PatrickBiography for JONES, Stephen Patrick

Member for Whitlam (NSW)

Australian Labor Party

Parliamentary Service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Throsby, New South Wales, 2010 and 2013.

Re-elected following the 2016 electoral redistribution for Whitlam, New South Wales, 2016.

Committee Service

House of Representatives Standing: Economics from 25.10.10 to 5.8.13; Infrastructure and Communications from 25.10.10 to 26.3.14; Tax and Revenue from 4.12.13 to 18.3.14; Health from 18.3.14 to 9.5.16.

Joint Select: Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples from 4.12.13 to 25.6.15.

Parliamentary Party Positions

Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Development and Infrastructure from 18.10.13 to 04.03.14.

Assistant Shadow Minister for Health from 04.03.14 to 23.07.16.

Shadow Minister for Regional Communications from 04.05.16.

Shadow Minister for Regional Services, Territories and Local Government from 23.07.16.


Born 29.6.1965, Sydney, NSW.


Qualifications and Occupation before entering Federal Parliament

BA (Wollongong), LLB (Macq.)

Research officer, Australian Quadriplegic Association; disability support worker and youth worker 1985-91.

Various positions incl. NSW Branch Secretary and Communications Division Secretary, Community and Public Sector Union 1993-2004.

Lawyer, Australian Council of Trade Unions 2004-05.

National Secretary, Community and Public Sector Union 2005-10.


Description: provincial.

Location: south-eastern New South Wales south of Wollongong; it includes the centres of Albion Park, Berkeley, Berrima, Blackbutt, Bowral, Cringila, Dapto, Exeter, Fitzroy Falls, Horsley, Kembla Grange, Lake Illawarra, Mittagong, Moss Vale, Oak Flats, Port Kembla, Robertson, Warrawong, Welby, Willow Vale, and parts of Warilla.

Area: 1422 sq km (approx.).

Electors enrolled: 98 401 (at 7.9.13).

Industries: steel works, mining, engineering, light and heavy manufacturing, transport, tourism, construction, transport, dairy farming and retail industries.

State electorates: Throsby includes parts of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly electorates of Goulburn, Kiama, Shellharbour, Wollondilly and Wollongong.