Steve Georganas, Member for Hindmarsh, South Australia
Positions: Deputy Chair of Standing Committee on Health, Aged Care and Sport
Party: Australian Labor Party
Chamber: House of Representatives
Steve Georganas was born on 13.6.1959, Adelaide of Greek parents. He has lived in the electorate of Hindmarsh his entire life. He has done Business Studies Certificate (TAFE), worked as a Taxi driver (1980-87), Underwriter, financial services (1987-96) and Electorate officer 1996-2002.
- Ministerial adviser to the Hon. J Weatherill, MHA (SA) 2002-04
- Director, Board of West Adelaide Football Club (SANFL), 2013-16
- Director, Board of Statewide Super, 2013-16
Steve Georganas defeated Liberal candidate Simon Birmingham, winning Hindmarsh by 108 votes (2004 federal election,). He was re-elected with increased majorities at the 2007 and 2010 federal elections.
In 2013 federal elections, He was defeated by Liberal candidate Matt Williams,but in federal elections of 2016, Steve Georganas was successful at recapturing the seat for Labor.
Important Campaigns Undertaken by Steve
- campaigned on noise reduction surrounding the Adelaide Airport,
- Prominent advocate for animal welfare and curtailing live animal exports,
- Georganas supported same-sex marriage in Australia when the issue was debated in parliament in 2013.
- Campaigned for a ‘Do Not Knock’ register to ban door-to-door salespeople from visiting registered.
Steve’s love for sports & Community events.
He is a supporter of the West Adelaide Football Club, and a member of the club’s board of directors. He is also involved in numerous community organizations, including as president of his local Lions club, and as a board member of the Adelaide Greek Glendi Festival. Steve loves to be part of sports, culture and celebrates with community.
Steve’s stand on Visa & migrant issues
Federal politicians from South Australia have supported hundreds of visa cases. Steve Georganas topped the list of representations (top of list 96), correspondence made on behalf of locals with immigration concerns to the Department (ref: The advertiser Sep 21, 2018).
It would be worthwhile to mention that Steve is also supportive of multicultural community and family values. Perhaps, he is supporting Long Term Visa for Parents with most important visa conditions that are fairer for the community.
Steve advocates the importance and need of Parents and Grandparents in a family for a better living community. During meetings with the Long term visa campaign team, community leaders and ALP leaders, Steve strongly emphasis that this visa will help families reunite and spend time together, will provide a new pathway for parents and grandparents to visit their families in Australia.
Particularly in South Australia , this visa campaign has got support from , Hon Russell Wortley MLC , ALP leader of opposition Peter Malinauskas , Dana Wortly MP for Torrens , Steve Georganas . Community leaders’ meetings were coordinated by Community liaison officer Monika Kumar .This joint campaign moved forward with campaign convenor Arvind Duggal , supported by Australia wide migrant community groups and individuals resulting in strong advocacy for the visa .Steve Georganas has always supported the campaign , held many meetings and made many representations .
Upcoming Elections for the seat of Adelaide
Steve Georganas has been announced as ALP candidate.
(Few references: W.P/S, The advertiser sep21, 2018)