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CIOBO, the Hon. Steven MicheleBiography for CIOBO, the Hon. Steven Michele

Member for Moncrieff (Qld)

Liberal Party of Australia

Parliamentary Service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Moncrieff, Queensland, 2001. Re-elected 2004, 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016.

Ministerial Appointments

Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer from 18.9.2013 to 23.12.2014.

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Foreign Affairs from 23.12.2014 to 21.9.2015.

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Trade and Investment from 23.12.2014 to 21.9.2015.

Minister for International Development and the Pacific from 21.9.2015 to 18.2.2016.

Minister for Trade and Investment from 18.2.2016 to 19.7.2016.

Cabinet Minister from 18.2.2016.

Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment from 19.7.2016 to 28.8.2018.

Minister for Defence Industry from 28.8.2018.

Committee Service

Joint Statutory: Corporations and Financial Services from 20.3.2002 to 31.8.2004; Public Accounts and Audit from 20.3.2002 to 31.8.2004; Intelligence and Security from 9.12.2005 to 17.10.2007.

Joint Standing: Treaties from 20.3.2002 to 31.8.2004; Electoral Matters from 1.12.2004 to 17.10.2007.

Joint Select: Gambling Reform from 21.10.2010 to 24.6.2013.

House of Representatives Standing: Communications, Information Technology and the Arts from 20.3.2002 to 31.8.2004; Economics, Finance and Public Administration from 1.12.2004 to 17.10.2007; Members' Interests from 1.12.2004 to 17.10.2007; Economics from 28.8.2008 to 10.11.2008; Family, Community, Housing and Youth from 3.2.2010 to 19.7.2010; Economics from 25.10.2010 to 13.9.2011; Economics from 7.2.2012 to 5.8.2013.

Parliamentary Party Positions

Member of the Opposition Shadow Ministry from 6.12.2007 to 14.9.2010.

Shadow Minister for Small Business, the Service Economy and Tourism from 6.12.2007 to 22.9.2008.

Shadow Minister for Small Business, Independent Contractors, Tourism and the Arts from 22.9.2008 to 8.12.2009.

Shadow Minister for Tourism and the Arts from 8.12.2009 to 14.9.2010.

Shadow Minister for Youth and Sport from 8.12.2009 to 14.9.2010.

Party Positions

Member, Liberal Party from 1992

Various branch and campaign committee positions 1992-2002

State Council and Convention Delegate 1993-2002

Federal Council and Convention Delegate 1998-2000

Member, Liberal Party Policy Committee (Qld) 1998

Member, Coalition Joint Policy Committee (Qld) 1998

Development Committee 1998-2001

Management Committee 1999

President, Queensland Young Liberals 1999

Member, Liberal Party State Executive (Qld) 1999

Liberal Party Constitutional Review Committee 2000-01

Life Member 2001

Federal Council and Convention Delegate 2002


Born 29.5.1974, Mareeba, Australia


Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament

LL.B (Bond)

B.Comm (Bond)


Senior Associate, Australasian Institute of Banking and Finance

Consultant, Coopers and Lybrand 1996-97

Senior Consultant, Pricewaterhouse Coopers 1998-2000

Adviser to Senator B Mason 2000-01


Description: Provincial

Location: south-east Queensland, northern part of the Gold Coast and hinterland; it includes the suburbs of Ashmore, Benowa, Broadbeach, Broadbeach Waters, Bundall, Carrara, Main Beach, Mermaid Beach, Mermaid Waters and Surfers Paradise as well as parts of Miami, Nerang, Southport and Worongary.

Area: 92 Sq km

Electors enrolled: 102982 (at 2.7.2016)

Industries: tourism and associated industries.

Electorate: Moncrieff includes the Queensland Legislative Assembly electorate of Surfers Paradise and parts of Burleigh, Gaven, Mermaid Beach, Mudgeeraba and Southport.