Stephan Knoll

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Stephan Knoll

Stephan Knoll, South Australia, 2018.jpg
Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Local Government
Assumed office
22 March 2018 (2018-03-22)
PremierSteven Marshall
Preceded by
Minister for Planning
Assumed office
22 March 2018 (2018-03-22)
PremierSteven Marshall
Preceded byJohn Rau
Member of the South Australian House of Assembly
for Schubert
Assumed office
15 March 2014
Preceded byIvan Venning
Personal details
Born
Stephan Karl Knoll

1982/1983 (age 36–37)[1]
NationalityAustralian
Political partyLiberal Party of Australia (SA)
Alma materUniversity of Adelaide
OccupationGeneral Manager
Websitehttp://www.stephanknoll.com.au/

Stephan Karl Knoll (/stɛˈfɑːn kəˈnɒl/[2]) is an Australian politician representing the South Australian House of Assembly seat of Schubert for the South Australian Division of the Liberal Party of Australia since the 2014 state election.[3] Knoll has served as the Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Local Government and as the Minister for Planning in the Marshall Ministry since 22 March 2018.[4][5]

Background and early career[edit]

Knoll attended Christian Brothers College, Adelaide, and University of Adelaide, completing a Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing).

Prior to entering State Parliament he was the general manager of his family's small business, the award-winning smallgoods company, Barossa Fine Foods.[1][6]

He is a former State President of the South Australian Young Liberal Movement.[7]

Parliamentary career[edit]

Following his election in 2014 Knoll was appointed to the Parliamentary Committee on Occupational Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation in May that year. In January 2016 Knoll released a booklet entitled "40 Reasons Why You Can't Trust Labor with Your Money".[8] Also in January, Knoll was promoted to Shadow Parliamentary for Waste, Deregulation and IT Use in Government.[9] In February 2016 Knoll was appointed to the Economic and Finance Committee.

In January 2017, fourteen months before the 2018 election Knoll was promoted to Shadow Cabinet - taking on the portfolios of Police, Emergency Services & Corrections, and Road Safety.[10] Following the election, he was appointed as the Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Local Government and as the Minister for Planning.[11]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Four brothers, one business". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 31 March 2016.
  2. ^ Blake, Jon (26 March 2018). "the pronunciation of 'Stephen [sic] Knoll'". Jon Blake Podcast. FIVEaa. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  3. ^ Green, Antony (2014). "Schubert". 2014 SA election. Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
  4. ^ MacLennan, Leah (22 March 2018). "SA election: Who's who in the new South Australian Liberal Government?". ABC News. Australia. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  5. ^ "The South Australian Government Gazette, 22 March 2018, No. 20, Supplementary Gazette" (PDF). Retrieved 23 March 2018.
  6. ^ "Barossa Fine Foods: Smallgoods Adelaide - Australia's Most Awarded Smallgoods Maker". www.barossafinefoods.com.au. Retrieved 31 March 2016.
  7. ^ "Congratulations to Young Liberal Stephan... - Young Liberal Movement of Australia - Facebook". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 31 March 2016.
  8. ^ Strathearn, Peri. "Shots from Knoll hit target". The Murray Valley Standard. Retrieved 1 April 2016.
  9. ^ "New SA Opposition frontbench to focus on jobs, economy". ABC News. Retrieved 1 April 2016.
  10. ^ Wills, Daniel. "Daniel Wills analysis: Can new-look Liberals finally wrest office?". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 23 March 2018.
  11. ^ "Hon Stephan Knoll". Parliamentary Profile. Parliament of South Australia. Retrieved 23 March 2018.
Political offices
Preceded by
Stephen Mullighan
as Minister for Transport and Infrastructure
Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Local Government
2018–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Geoff Brock
as Minister for Local Government
Preceded by
John Rau
Minister for Planning
2018–present
South Australian House of Assembly
Preceded by
Ivan Venning
Member for Schubert
2014–present
Incumbent