Steve has lived in the electorate of Hindmarsh his entire life. Steve has worked on a factory assembly line, as an underwriter, a policy adviser and a taxi driver. He is currently working as an organiser advocating for workers' rights in the airline and local government sectors.
Steve is a member of the boards of StatewideSuper and the West Adelaide SANFL Football Club and Thebarton Senior College.
Previously, Steve held the seat of Hindmarsh and served as the Second Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives. He served on many committees, including as Chair of the Health and Ageing Committee.
In Parliament, Steve was a strong advocate for local jobs, fighting offshoring of call centre work and successfully lobbying for the establishment of the Aircraft Noise Ombudsman. Steve championed greater scrutiny of the live animal export trade and supported a shift to onshore slaughter and meat processing to create more jobs and protect animal welfare.
Steve’s top priority has been to secure an order for twelve locally manufactured submarines, and he will fight hard for working families by ensuring there is access to quality education and health care services.
Steve is opposed to any increase in the GST because it will hurt local families and older Australians on fixed incomes.
Steve is married to Wendy. They have two children, George and Alex, and three grand-children, Stathi, Mia and Lia.