MLC - Mining and Pastoral Region / Parliament of WA
Stephen Dawson is the Australian Labor Party member of the Legislative Council for Mining and Pastoral Region, and Minister for the Environment and Disability Services. Prior to Labor's state election win in March 2017, he was Shadow Minister for Disability Services; Mental Health; Child Protection. Mr Dawson became the first Irish-born MP in Western Australia since 1950. Before entering parliament, he was a lobbyist, corporate manager, and chief of staff to David Templeman (a minister in the Carpenter government).