|Minister for National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing of Queensland|
3 April 2012 – 14 February 2015
|Preceded by||Phil Reeves (as Minister for Sport)|
|Succeeded by||Steven Miles (National Parks)
Bill Byrne (Sport and Racing)
|Member of the Queensland Parliament for Kawana|
9 September 2006 – 21 March 2009
|Preceded by||Chris Cummins|
|Succeeded by||Jarrod Bleijie|
|Member of the Queensland Parliament for Buderim|
21 March 2009
|Preceded by||New district|
|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.
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. He was a vocal supporter of a merger between the Liberal and National Parties. 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. In the 2009 state election, he transferred to the seat of Buderim. In 2011 he was appointed Shadow Minister for Energy and Water Utilities.
His son Christian Dickson followed his father into politics and won Division 6 in the then Maroochy Shire Council election in 2008 . Christian went on to win his division unopposed in the (now amalgamated) Sunshine Coast Regional Council election in April 2012.
- "Premier announces new Ministry". Department of Premier and Cabinet. 30 March 2012. Retrieved 30 March 2012.
- Kawana Electoral Results | abc.net.au
- Dickson refuses to quit over Merger Dispute | Daily News
- Steve Dickson Biography | Queensland Parliament
|Parliament of Queensland|
|Member for Kawana
|Member for Buderim