Steve Dickson

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The Honourable
Steve Dickson
MP
Minister for National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing of Queensland
Incumbent
Assumed office
3 April 2012
Premier Campbell Newman
Preceded by Phil Reeves (as Minister for Sport)
Member of the Queensland Parliament for Kawana
In office
9 September 2006 – 21 March 2009
Preceded by Chris Cummins
Succeeded by Jarrod Bleijie
Member of the Queensland Parliament for Buderim
Incumbent
Assumed office
21 March 2009
Preceded by New district
Personal details
Political party Liberal National

Steven Lance Dickson (born 24 June 1962) is an Australian Politician and member of the Queensland State Parliament. He represents the Sunshine Coast electorate of Buderim. He was sworn in as Minister for National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing on 3 April 2012.[1]

Political career[edit]

Steve Dickson was a small business owner until his election as a divisional councillor for Maroochy Shire in 2000. He acted as a chair for town planning and a board member of the combined Maroochy/Caloundra Water Board. In 2006 he entered state politics, taking the seat of Kawana and defeating sitting ALP member Chris Cummins with a 7% swing.[2] He was a vocal supporter of a merger between the Liberal and National Parties.[3] He was a member of the Liberal Party until the merger of the Liberal and National parties, whereupon he became a member of the Liberal National Party of Queensland. On 12 August 2008, he became Shadow Minister for Workplace and Job Security.[4] In the 2009 state election, he transferred to the seat of Buderim. In 2011 he was appointed Shadow Minister for Energy and Water Utilities.

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Debbie with two sons.

His son Christian Dickson followed his father into politics and won Division 6 in the then Maroochy Shire Council election in 2008 [1]. Christian went on to win his division unopposed in the (now amalgamated) Sunshine Coast Regional Council Election in April 2012.

References[edit]

Parliament of Queensland
Preceded by
Chris Cummins
Member for Kawana
2006–2009
Succeeded by
Jarrod Bleijie
Preceded by
New seat
Member for Buderim
2009–present
Incumbent