Stephen Jones MP grew up in the Illawarra and is one of five kids from a working-class family.
Stephen’s father taught at the local TAFE and his mother worked as a school assistant.
His early career was spent as a youth advocate in Campbelltown, New South Wales. Working primarily with children who had developmental disabilities and later, with adults suffering spinal cord injury.
Stephen Jones joined the Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU) in 1993. He worked in various roles, and was seconded to the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) in 2004, where he worked to secure compensation for victims of James Hardie asbestos-related disease.
We welcome his appointment to the Ministry and look forward to his contributions as Minister.
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