The Hon. Steve WHAN, MLC
Member of the Legislative Council
Shadow Minister for Police, Shadow Minister for Resources and Primary Industries, Shadow Minister for Tourism Major Events Hospitality and Racing, and Shadow Minister for Rural Water
Member of the Australian Labor Party
Term of service expires 56th Parliament (1 March 2019)
|Member of the NSW Legislative Council||20 Jun 2011||Elected to fill vacancy caused by the resignation of the Hon. Tony Kelly. |
|Shadow Minister for Police, Shadow Minister for Resources and Primary Industries, Shadow Minister for Tourism Major Events Hospitality and Racing, and Shadow Minister for Rural Water||18 Sep 2014|| |
|Member, Standing Committee on State Development||7 Sep 2011|| |
|Member, Joint Select Committee on Loose Fill Asbestos Insulation||18 Sep 2014|| |
|Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly||22 Mar 2003||4 Mar 2011||7yrs 11mths 11days|| |
|Member for Monaro||22 Mar 2003||4 Mar 2011||7yrs 11mths 11days|| |
|Shadow Minister for Tourism, Major Events, Hospitality and Racing||20 Jun 2011||18 Sep 2014||3yrs 2mths 30days|| |
|Shadow Minister for Resources and Primary Industries||20 Jun 2011||18 Sep 2014||3yrs 2mths 30days|| |
|Shadow Special Minister of State||20 Jun 2011||17 Oct 2012||1yr 3mths 28days|| |
|Minister for Emergency Services||8 Dec 2009||28 Mar 2011||1yr 3mths 21days|| |
|Minister for Rural Affairs||8 Dec 2009||28 Mar 2011||1yr 3mths 21days|| |
|Minister for Primary Industries||8 Dec 2009||28 Mar 2011||1yr 3mths 21days|| |
|Minister for Small Business||30 Jan 2009||4 Dec 2009||10mths 5days|| |
|Minister for Emergency Services||30 Jan 2009||4 Dec 2009||10mths 5days|| |
|Minister for Rural Affairs||14 Sep 2009||4 Dec 2009||2mths 21days|| |
|Parliamentary Secretary to the Min. for Primary Industries, the Min for Reg. Developmnt & Rural Affairs, & Assisting the Min for Planning||23 Sep 2008||30 Jan 2009||4mths 8days|| |
|Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Primary Industries, Rural Affairs, Regional Development, and Assisting the Min. for Planning||8 May 2007||5 Sep 2008||1yr 3mths 29days|| |
|Member, Select Committee on greyhound racing in New South Wales||27 Aug 2013||16 Oct 2014||1yr 1mth 20days|| |
|Member, Select Committee into the Closure of the Cronulla Fisheries Research Centre of Excellence||21 Jun 2012||23 Oct 2012||4mths 3days|| |
|Member, Select Committee on the provisions of the Election Funding, Expenditure and Disclosures Amendment Bill 2011||24 Nov 2011||15 Feb 2012||2mths 23days|| |
|Member, Standing Committee on Broadband in Rural and Regional Communities||28 Jun 2007||24 Mar 2009||1yr 8mths 25days|| |
|Vice-Chairman, Public Accounts Committee (PAC)||19 Oct 2005||2 Mar 2007||1yr 4mths 12days|| |
|Member, Public Accounts Committee (PAC)||8 May 2003||19 Oct 2005||2yrs 5mths 12days||Elected Vice-Chairman of Committee (see next entry).|
|Shadow Minister for Rural Water||17 Oct 2012||18 Sep 2014||1yr 11mths 2days|| |
Mr Whan's speeches in Hansard
Political Party Activity - Delegate to ALP National Conference since 2004.
Country Labor Candidate for Monaro 2003 and 2007.
Australian Labor Party Candidate for Federal Seat of Eden-Monaro 2001 and 1998.
President Eden-Monaro Federal Electorate Council 1999 & 2002.
Delegate to NSW Country Labor Conference since 1999.
Delegate to NSW Branch Annual Conference 1998 to 2006.
Member of NSW Branch Infrastructure Policy Committee 2000.
Delegate Eden-Monaro Federal Electorate Council & Monaro State Electorate Council (various).
ALP Candidate 1995 ACT election.
President Weston Creek Sub-branch ALP - 1993.
Vice - President ACT Branch ALP - 1988-89 & 1989-90.
Member ACT ALP Campaign Committee 1989, 1992.
Senior Vice President Weston Creek sub-branch - 1990 to 1992.
Secretary Weston Creek Sub-branch - 1987 to 1989.
Community Activity - Steve Whan has been involved in a variety of community based organisations prior to and since being elected to the New South Wales Parliament. These include School Councils and P&C, sporting and community groups. He was a founding member of the South East Region Academy of Sport Board, was previously a member of the ACT Academy of Sport Board and the ACT Sport and Fitness Committee.
A life member of the ACT Water Polo Association, Steve has been an active player, coach and administrator over many years including being President of ACT Water Polo, organiser of water polo at the 1997 Masters Games, manager of various ACT teams and an active founding member of the Tuggeranong Vikings Water Polo Club.
Personal - Born: 11 February 1964 (Canberra)
Cherie and Steve have two kids and live in Queanbeyan
Qualifications, Occupations and Interests - Education: 1998 University of Western Sydney Graduate Certificate in Management
1985 University of Canberra (then CCAE) Bachelor Of Arts In Social Sciences Majoring in Economics and Politics
Interests: Active Water Polo player, running, body surfing, open water swimming, bush walking, reading and gardening
various sporting and other activities with my two children
2002 Consultant - Steve Whan and Associates, Consultants in Community Relations and Sport
Nov 1998 - Aug 2001 Australian Sports Commission SportNet Project Officer
Jan 1998 - Jul 1998 Australian Sports Commission: Project Officer - Planning and Human Resources Sections
1994 - Jan 1998 Australian Sports Commission: Assistant Manager - Policy and International Section
May 1992 - Mar 1994 Office of Hon. Ros Kelly MP: Adviser to Hon. Ros Kelly MP, Minister for Environment, Sport and Territories
Feb 1988 - May 1992 Office of Hon. Bob McMullan: Electorate/ Research Officer for Hon. Bob McMullan
Aug 1987 - Feb 1988 Office of the Hon. John Brown MP: Assistant Private Secretary to Hon. John Brown MP, Minister for Arts, Sport, Environment, Tourism and Territories
Apr 1986 - Aug 1987 Australian Labor Party National Secretariat: Research Assistant
Prior to 1986 Various temporary and casual employment
Elected Member for Monaro, 22 March 2003
Member Legislative Assembly Public Accounts Committee 2003 – 2007.
Member Speakers Technology Advisory Committee 2003 –
Rural Affairs, Local Government & Emergency Services
Agriculture and Fisheries (Chair)
Infrastructure and Planning, and Minister for Natural Resources
Sport & Tourism
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