Dennis Stevenson

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Dennis Stevenson
Member of ACT Legislative Assembly
In office
8 May 1989 – 18 February 1995
Preceded bynew constituency
Succeeded bymulti-member constituencies
Personal details
Dennis Ross Stevenson

(1946-11-12) 12 November 1946 (age 74)
Newcastle, New South Wales
Political partyAbolish Self-Government Coalition
ProfessionPoliceman, soldier, manager, politician
Military service
Branch/serviceCitizen's Military Forces
Years of service1966 – 1973
Unit1st/19th Battalion Royal NSW Regiment

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.


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]


  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. Archived from the original on 11 December 2013. Retrieved 6 December 2013.
  5. ^ "Inverell Forum". 2008. Retrieved 23 January 2010.

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