Prior to entering Parliament, Steve had a diverse career background, running a local café, working as a public servant in the Department of Justice and the Victorian Multicultural Commission, serving as a councillor and Mayor in the City of Monash, and working for a Federal Member of Parliament.
Steve’s leadership in local community campaigns drew him into politics, where he believes government can make positive change to help people create better lives for themselves. Through his local activism, Steve knows the value that sport plays in bringing together vibrant and inclusive local communities, from the grassroots to the professional level.
Steve’s vision for Victoria is about promoting Melbourne’s globally renowned reputation as a thriving sporting, creative, major events, and tourism capital. This not only benefits our cultural prosperity but boosts our economy and underpins thousands of jobs.
In Parliament, Steve prioritises the improvement of public infrastructure and policy effectiveness in our education, health, housing, and transport systems to address disadvantage and ensure that everyone has the best chance in life. Areas of public policy that Steve has a significant commitment toward are legal and justice reform, climate action and environmental sustainability and enhancing access to mental health treatments.
Minister for Environment since October 2023
Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events since June 2022
Minister for Outdoor Recreation since October 2023
Minister for Creative Industries June 2022 - October 2023
Parliamentary Secretary for Mental Health December 2020 - June 2022
Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier June 2020 - June 2022
Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer December 2018 - June 2020
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Katherine Copsey | Southern Metropolitan | The Australian Greens - Victoria
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