Dennis Stevenson

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Dennis Stevenson
Member of ACT Legislative Assembly
In office
8 May 1989 – 18 February 1995
Serving with Berry, Collaery, Connolly, Duby, Follett, Grassby, Humphries, Jensen, Kaine, Kinloch, Maher, Moore, Nolan, Prowse, Stefaniak, Wood, Whalan
Preceded by new constituency
Succeeded by multi-member constituencies
Personal details
Born Dennis Ross Stevenson
(1946-11-12) 12 November 1946 (age 68)
Newcastle, New South Wales
Nationality Australian
Political party Abolish Self-Government Coalition
Profession Policeman, soldier, manager, politician
Military service
Allegiance  Australia
Service/branch Citizen's Military Forces
Years of service 1966 – 1973
Unit 1st/19th Battalion Royal NSW Regiment
[1][2]

Dennis Ross Stevenson (born 12 November 1946) was an Australian politician. He was elected in the inaugural 1989 general election to serve in the Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly, on a platform of abolishing self-government in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). Ironically, Stevenson was re-elected at the 1992 general election and resigned from the ACT Legislative Assembly in 1995.

Biography[edit]

Stevenson was born in Newcastle, New South Wales and worked as a photogrammatist, company director, an operator of health centres and trainer in sales, marketing, public speaking and motivation. He has also worked as a life coach, business consultant, counselor and laborer. Immediately prior to his parliamentary career he served in the NSW Police Force from 1965 to 1973,[1] primarily training personnel in intelligence matters. Stevenson served in the reserve forces of the Australian Army between 1966 and 1973.[1]

Following his election to the ACT Legislative Assembly, Stevenson worked on many issues including abolishing the newly established self-government in the Australian Capital Territory, campaigning against the Hare-Clark voting system,[citation needed] for the introduction of citizens' initiated referenda,[citation needed] banning computer porn and the fledgling pornography industry in the ACT[3] and other human-rights issues. After resigning from the assembly in 1995 he traveled extensively before returning to Canberra.

Since his political career Stevenson moved to Queensland and campaigned on civil-liberties issues including against the water fluoridation[4] and highlighting the decline of Australian democracy.[citation needed] Stevenson was the compere at the Inverell Forum between 1992 and 2008.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Members of the First Assembly" (PDF). Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory. September 1990. Retrieved 6 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Members of the Second Assembly" (PDF). Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory. April 1993. Retrieved 6 December 2013. 
  3. ^ Hills, Ben (9 August 1990). "Forget homework, computer kids discover electro-porn". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 6 December 2013. 
  4. ^ Stevenson, Dennis (3 July 2008). "Fluoride: 12 Reasons to reject fluoridation!". Love for Life. Arthur & Fiona Cristian. Retrieved 6 December 2013. 
  5. ^ "Inverell Forum". 2008. Retrieved 23 January 2010. 

External links[edit]

Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly
New title Member of the ACT Legislative Assembly
1989–1995
Served alongside: Berry, Collaery, Connolly, Duby, Follett, Grassby, Humphries,
Jensen, Kaine, Kinloch, Maher, Moore, Nolan, Prowse, Stefaniak, Wood, Whalan
Multi-member constituencies