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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. Following the 2016 redistribution the Division of Throsby became the Division of Whitlam. Re-elected 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.

Joint Standing: National Broadband Network from 30.11.16.

House Select Committee on Regional Development and Decentralisation from 13.6.17.


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.


Personal

Born 29.6.1965, Sydney, NSW.

Married.


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.


Electorate

Description: provincial.

Location: south-eastern New South Wales south of Wollongong; it includes the centres of Alpine, Berrima, Bowral, Dapto, Dunmore, Fitzroy Falls, Kembla Grange, Mittagong, Moss Vale, Primbee, Robertson, Shellharbour, Sutton Forest, Unanderra, Welby and Werai (part).

Area: 1 331 sq km.

Electors enrolled: 112 051 (at 2.7.16).

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