Stephen Jones is Assistant Treasurer and Financial Services Minister who has represented the Illawarra-based seat of Whitlam (previously Throsby) for Labor since 2010.
Stephen grew up in the Illawarra and did all his schooling there, including graduating from Wollongong University with a Bachelor of Arts in History and Politics.
He then worked as a disability support worker while studying for his law degree at Macquarie University.
He went on to work has an industrial relations lawyer and became National Secretary of the CPSU, one of Australia’s biggest and most progressive unions.
During his decade in Parliament he’s earned a reputation as a passionate advocate, a fearsome debater and a hardnosed policy wonk.