Hon Steve Irons

Hon Steve Irons

Former Member

Liberal Party of Australia
House of Representatives


Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Swan, Western Australia, 2007. Re-elected 2010, 2013, 2016 and 2019. Retired prior to general elections 2022.
Parliamentary positions
  • Member of the Speaker's Panel from 12.2.2015 to 10.9.2018.
  • Member of the Speaker's Panel from 15.2.2021 to 11.4.2022.
Ministerial appointments
  • Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister from 28.8.2018 to 29.5.2019.
  • Assistant Minister for Vocational Education, Training and Apprenticeships from 29.5.2019 to 22.12.2020.
Committee service
  • House of Representatives Standing: Publications served from 11.3.2008 to 5.8.2013; Education and Training served from 11.3.2008 to 19.7.2010; Communications served from 11.3.2008 to 4.6.2009; Health and Ageing served as Deputy Chair from 10.11.2008 to 5.8.2013; Procedure served from 25.10.2010 to 5.8.2013; Health served as Chair from 4.12.2013 to 9.5.2016; Tax and Revenue served from 19.10.2015 to 9.5.2016; Procedure served from 14.9.2016 to 11.4.2019; Industry, Innovation, Science and Resources served from 25.10.2021 to 11.4.2022; Employment, Education and Training served from 25.10.2021 to 11.4.2022
  • Joint Select: Constitutional Recognition of Local Government served from 26.11.2012 to 7.3.2013; Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse served from 5.2.2018 to 2.4.2019
  • Joint Standing: Parliamentary Library served from 4.12.2013 to 9.5.2016; National Disability Insurance Scheme served from 19.3.2014 to 12.10.2015; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade served from 23.2.2021 to 11.4.2022
  • Joint Statutory: Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity served from 12.2.2015 to 9.5.2016; Public Accounts and Audit served from 14.9.2016 to 10.8.2017; Corporations and Financial Services served as Chair from 14.9.2016 to 28.8.2018
Parliamentary party positions
  • Liberal Party of Australia. Served: 24.11.2007 to 11.04.2022
Party positions
  • Vice-President of the Liberal Party Swan Division (WA).
  • President of the Liberal Party South Perth Branch (WA).
  • Born: 1.9.1958, Melbourne, Australia
  • Gender: Male
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • Company director.
  • Road operator.
  • Apprentice electrician.
  • Name: Swan
  • Location: Swan is bordered by the Swan River in the north and west, the Canning River and the City of Canning in the south, and the Roe Highway, Great Eastern Highway and Perth Airport in the east. Suburbs include Ascot, Belmont, Burswood, Bentley, Cannington, Carlisle, Cloverdale, Como, East Cannington, East Victoria Park, Forrestfield (part), High Wycombe, Karawara, Kensington, Kewdale, Lathlain, Manning, Redcliffe, Rivervale, Perth Airport, Queens Park, Salter Point, South Guildford (part), South Perth, St James, Victoria Park, Waterford, Welshpool and Wilson.
  • Area: 134 Sq km
  • Electors enrolled: 100,857 (at 12.6.2019)
  • Industries: Industries include education, tourism, recreation, light industry, commercial, retail and transport.

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