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GIBBONS, Stephen (Steve) WilliamBiography for GIBBONS, Stephen (Steve) William

Member for Bendigo (Vic)

Australian Labor Party

Parliamentary Service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Bendigo, Victoria, 1998. Re-elected 2001, 2004, 2007 and 2010. Retired prior to general elections 2013.

Committee Service

House of Representatives Select: Recent Australian Bushfires served from 27.3.2003 to 5.11.2003

House of Representatives Standing: Communications, Transport and the Arts served from 8.12.1998 to 10.8.1999; Communications, Transport and the Arts served as Deputy Chair from 11.8.1999 to 8.10.2001; Industry and Resources served from 20.3.2002 to 24.6.2003; Transport and Regional Services served as Deputy Chair from 20.3.2002 to 17.10.2007; Communications, Information Technology and the Arts served from 2.12.2004 to 7.12.2004; Regional Australia served as Deputy Chair from 7.2.2012 to 5.8.2013

Joint Standing: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade served from 2.12.2004 to 7.2.2012

Joint Statutory: Australian Crime Commission served from 18.2.2008 to 19.7.2010

Conferences, Delegations and Visits

Member, Parliamentary Delegation to USA, June-July 2005.


Born: 11.9.1949, Melbourne, Australia

Died: 19.7.2022

Gender: Male

Marital Status: Married

Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament

Union official from 1990 to 1994.

Small business proprietor from 1994 to 1998.

Researcher and adviser to the Leader of the Opposition, J Brumby, MLA (Vic.) from 1996 to 1998.


Name: Bendigo

Location: central Victoria; it includes the city of Bendigo and the centres of Castlemaine, Dunolly, Elmore, Heathcote, Kyneton, Maldon and Maryborough.

Area: 7,286 Sq km

Electors enrolled: 100,701 (at 21.8.2010)

Industries: retail and wholesale trade, commerce, finance, education, health services, tourism, accommodation, mining, agriculture, viticulture, government administration, manufacturing, wine, dairy products, engineering and industrial equipment, building products, ceramics, veterinary supplies, clothing and textiles.

Includes: Bendigo includes parts of the Victorian Legislative Assembly electorates of Ballarat East, Bendigo East, Bendigo West, Macedon, Ripon and Rodney.