Steve Hutchins

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Steve Hutchins
Senator for New South Wales
In office
14 October 1998 – 30 June 2011
Preceded by Belinda Neal
Personal details
Born (1956-04-22) 22 April 1956 (age 61)
Nationality Australian
Political party Australian Labor Party
Spouse(s) 1) Diane Beamer
2) Natalie Sykes
Alma mater University of Sydney
Harvard University
Occupation Union official

Stephen Patrick Hutchins (born 22 April 1956) is an Australian politician and a former member of the Australian Senate for the state of New South Wales (NSW) between October 1998 and June 2011, representing the Australian Labor Party.[1]

Hutchins was born in Sydney. He worked as a forklift driver and waste collector before attending the University of Sydney, where he graduated in arts, and then Harvard University, where he was part of the university's trade union education programme. He was an official with the Transport Workers' Union from 1980 and was Federal President of the union from 1993 to 1998. He was a member of the Australian Council of Trade Unions Executive from 1996 to 1998.[2]

His first marriage was to NSW State Member for Mulgoa, Diane Beamer. His second marriage was to Natalie Sykes.[3]


  1. ^ "Senator Steve Hutchins". ABC. Retrieved 22 January 2010. 
  2. ^ "Biography for HUTCHINS, Stephen (Steve) Patrick". Australian Parliament. Retrieved 22 January 2010. 
  3. ^ Gordon, Josh; Fyfe, Melissa (14 June 2009). "Shorten backs safe seat for former staffer". The Age. Melbourne.