Stephen Robertson (politician)
|Minister for Energy and Water Utilities of Queensland|
26 March 2009 – 26 March 2012
|Preceded by||Geoff Wilson (Energy)
Craig Wallace (Water)
|Succeeded by||Mark McArdle (Energy & Water Supply)|
|Minister for Health of Queensland|
28 July 2005 – 26 March 2009
|Preceded by||Gordon Nuttall|
|Succeeded by||Paul Lucas|
|Minister for Emergency Services of Queensland|
16 December 1998 – 22 February 2001
|Preceded by||Merri Rose|
|Succeeded by||Mike Reynolds|
|Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Energy of Queensland|
22 February 2001 – 28 July 2005
|Preceded by||Rod Welford (Natural Resources)
Tony McGrady (Mines and Energy)
|Succeeded by||Geoff Wilson|
|Member of the Queensland Parliament for Stretton|
21 March 2009 – 24 March 2012
|Preceded by||New seat|
|Succeeded by||Freya Ostapovich|
|Member of the Queensland Parliament
19 September 1992 – 21 March 2009
|Preceded by||New seat|
|Succeeded by||Judy Spence|
|Political party||Australian Labor Party|
Stephen Robertson (born 14 February 1962), Australian politician, is a former member of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland who represented the electoral district of Stretton for the Australian Labor Party. He was the Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Energy and Minister for Trade in the cabinet of Premier Anna Bligh. He had previously held the positions of Minister for Health (2005–2009) and Minister for Emergency Services (1999–2001).
Robertson was born in Aberdeen, Scotland. He graduated from Griffith University with a Bachelor of Arts with honours from the School of Modern Asian Studies. He joined the Australian Labor Party in 1978, and prior to his election to parliament was State Secretary and National President of the United Firefighters Union of Australia.
He was first elected to the Queensland Parliament in the 1992 Queensland state election for the new electoral district of Sunnybank. He was appointed to Peter Beattie's cabinet as Minister for Emergency Services on 16 December 1999. From 22 February 2001 he was transferred to the Natural Resources and Mines portfolios, also taking on the Energy portfolio from 12 February 2004. On 28 July 2005 he became Minister for Health, but resumed his former position of Minister for Natural Resources, Mines, Energy and Trade after a cabinet reshuffle in March 2009. In 2011 he was appointed Minister for Energy and Water Utilites.
He is a member of Labor's left-wing faction, and at one stage had Graham Perrett, the current federal Member for Moreton, working for him. He retired prior to the 2012 Queensland state election. Labor preselection in his seat of Stretton was subsequently won by Duncan Pegg, but the seat was won by the LNP's Freya Ostapovitch.
- Robertson, Hon Stephen, Queensland Parliament House – Member information, 30 March 2009.
- Stephen Robertson MP, Department of Environment and Resource Management, Queensland Government, 1 July 2009.
- Rosemary Odgers and Patrick Lion: Anna Bligh tells new ministers to get straight to work, The Courier-Mail, 24 March 2009.
|Parliament of Queensland|
|New division||Member for Sunnybank
|New division||Member for Stretton