|Member of the Australian Parliament
9 October 2004 – 7 September 2013
|Preceded by||Christine Gallus|
|Succeeded by||Matt Williams|
13 June 1959 |
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
|Political party||Australian Labor Party|
|Occupation||Taxi driver, underwriter, advisor|
Steven "Steve" Georganas (born 13 June 1959), an Australian politician, was the Australian Labor Party member for the House of Representatives seat of Hindmarsh in South Australia from the 2004 election until the 2013 election.
Georganas was born in Adelaide of Greek parents. He gained a Business Studies Certificate at a TAFE college and worked as an underwriter and in financial services. Georganas has previously worked as a taxi driver. Georganas has been involved in numerous community organizations, including as president of his local Lions club, and as a board member of the Adelaide Greek Festival "Glendi". Georganas was a ministerial adviser from 2002 to 2004 for South Australian government minister Jay Weatherill.
Georganas contested Hindmarsh at the 1998 election and the 2001 election before winning it at the 2004 election, defeating Liberal Party of Australia candidate Simon Birmingham and replacing retiring incumbent Christine Gallus. Georganas defeated Birmingham by only 108 votes, or by 0.06 percent of the two-party vote, before easily retaining the seat at the 2007 election, gaining a five percent two-party swing as his party won government, and went on to gain another two-party swing at the 2010 election. However, Georganas was defeated by Liberal candidate Matt Williams at the 2013 election from an eight percent two-party swing as his party lost government.
Georganas supported the introduction of the carbon tax.
- "Hindmarsh - Australia Votes | Federal Election 2013 (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)". ABC News. Retrieved 2016-02-13.
- "Steve Georganas". ALP.org.au. Australian Labor Party. Retrieved 24 November 2011.
- Georganas elected unopposed: Neos Kosmos 3 September 2015
- "Australian Parliament Hansard".
- "Lower House votes down same-sex marriage bill". ABC News. Retrieved 2016-02-13.
- "Same-sex marriage defeated 98-42, see how your MP voted". ACL. Retrieved 2016-02-13.
|Parliament of Australia|
|Member for Hindmarsh