Hon Stephen Dawson MLC
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Hon Stephen Dawson MLC Minister for Environment; Disability Services; Electoral Affairs

Stephen was born in Dublin and first came to Australia in 1986 on a family holiday.

In 1989 he and his family migrated to Australia to escape the struggling economy in Ireland.

Stephen studied to be a French and Drama teacher at Edith Cowan University and in 1995 he joined the Labor party at the University orientation day.

Stephen was elected to represent the Mining & Pastoral Region at the 2013 state election. He served as Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for the Kimberley, Pilbara, Gascoyne and Goldfields-Esperance regions before being promoted to the position of Shadow Minister for Mental Health; Disability Services and Child Protection in September 2013.

Stephen has been a Chief of Staff to a number of Government Ministers in Western Australia and Victoria and immediately prior to his election to Parliament, he worked as the WA State Manager for Essential Media Communications.

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