Terry Stephens

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The Honourable
Terry Stephens
Member of the Legislative Council
Assumed office
9 February 2002
Personal details
Political party Liberal Party of Australia (SA)

Terence John "Terry" Stephens (born 11 June 1959) is an Australian politician, and a member of the South Australian Legislative Council since being elected in 2002, representing the South Australian Division of the Liberal Party of Australia.


Prior to Stephens entry in to politics, he was a company director for 20 years, and has been involved in community activities such as being a life member of South Whyalla Football Club, Life Member of the Whyalla Football League, Patron of Norwood District Basketball Club, Former City of Whyalla Councillor, Former Member of the Whyalla Chamber of Commerce, and Former Chair of the Westlands Traders Association.

Parliamentary service[edit]

As Liberal lost the 2002 election to the Australian Labor Party at the 2002 election, and Labor has retained government at subsequent elections, Stephens has only been a member of the opposition. He held the role of Shadow Parliamentary Secretary assisting with Industry and Trade, Economic Development and Police from April 2006 to April 2007, moved to Shadow Parliamentary Secretary to the Liberal Leader for Business Regulation & Red Tape; Sport, Recreation & Racing to September 2008 then Shadow Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader: Sport, Recreation and Racing; Small Business; and Red Tape Reduction until July 2009. He was promoted to Shadow Minister for Sport, Recreation and Racing and Shadow Minister for Tourism in July 2009 and added Shadow Minister for Corrections, Shadow Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Shadow Minister for Gambling in April 2010,[1] but moved to the backbench in a reshuffle in December 2011.[2]

Stephens became Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Recreation & Sport, Racing, Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation in April 2014.[1]