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JONES, the Hon. Stephen PatrickBiography for JONES, the Hon. Stephen Patrick

Member for Whitlam (NSW)

Australian Labor Party

Parliamentary Service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Throsby, New South Wales, 2010. Re-elected 2013. Elected to the House of Representatives for Whitlam, New South Wales, following electoral redistribution, 2016. Re-elected 2019 and 2022.

Ministerial Appointments

Assistant Treasurer from 1.6.2022.

Minister for Financial Services from 1.6.2022.

Committee Service

House of Representatives Select: Regional Development and Decentralisation served from 13.6.2017 to 28.6.2018

House of Representatives Standing: Economics served from 25.10.2010 to 5.8.2013; Infrastructure and Communications served from 25.10.2010 to 26.3.2014; Tax and Revenue served from 4.12.2013 to 18.3.2014; Health served from 18.3.2014 to 9.5.2016

Joint Select: Gambling Reform served from 21.10.2010 to 24.6.2013; Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples served from 4.12.2013 to 25.6.2015

Joint Standing: National Broadband Network served from 30.11.2016 to 1.7.2019

Parliamentary Party Positions

Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Development and Infrastructure from 18.10.2013 to 4.3.2014.

Shadow Assistant Minister for Health from 4.3.2014 to 23.7.2016.

Shadow Minister for Regional Communications from 4.5.2016 to 2.6.2019.

Shadow Minister for Regional Services, Territories and Local Government from 23.7.2016 to 2.6.2019.

Shadow Assistant Treasurer from 2.6.2019 to 23.5.2022.

Shadow Minister for Financial Services from 2.6.2019 to 28.1.2021.

Shadow Minister for Financial Services and Superannuation from 28.1.2021 to 23.5.2022.


Born: 29.6.1965, Sydney, Australia

Gender: Male

Marital Status: Married

Qualifications and Occupations

BA (University of Wollongong).

LLB (Macquarie University).

Research officer for the Australian Quadriplegic Association.

Disability support worker and youth worker from 1985 to 1991.

Branch Secretary and Communications Division Secretary for the Community and Public Sector Union (NSW) from 1993 to 2004.

Lawyer for the Australian Council of Trade Unions from 2004 to 2005.

Secretary of the Community and Public Sector Union from 2005 to 2010.


Name: Whitlam

Location: Whitlam covers an area from Fitzroy Falls, Robertson and Dunmore in the south to Lake Avon, Alpine, Welby, Kembla Grange and Primbee in the north. In the east follows the coast from Primbee to Shell Cove and in the west Sutton Forest and Werai (part). The main localities include 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: 118,695 (at 20.6.2019)

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