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Hon Stephen Wade MLC

Member of the Legislative Council

Shadow Minister for Health
Shadow Minister for Ageing
Shadow Minister for Mental Health and Substance Abuse
Shadow Minister for Suicide Prevention
Shadow Minister for the Arts


Parliament House
Adelaide SA 5000

Telephone: (08) 8237 9563
Email stephen.wade@parliament.sa.gov.au
Website www.stephenwade.com.au

Stephen Wade MLC, LLB, B.Ec., worked in corporate governance and on a range of Boards before being appointed to the Legislative Council as a Liberal Party member in May 2006. 

Stephen was Chair of Julia Farr Services Inc. (2003-2006), the largest disability service provider in South Australia (2003-2006), and was a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.  

In April 2007, within a year of entering Parliament, Stephen was appointed to the Shadow Ministry where he has served in a range of roles. As the Shadow Minister for Disability, Families and Communities, Housing and Social Inclusion, Stephen strongly argued for a client-centred approach to disability services and the Liberal Party released its individualised funding policy.

As the Shadow Minister for Correctional Services, he highlighted prison overcrowding and as the Shadow Minster for Water Security, he released a policy on securing the State’s water by diversifying supplies.

In April 2010, after the State election, he became the Shadow Attorney-General and Shadow Minister for Justice. In this role, he has been critical of the Rann Government’s focus on rhetoric rather than delivering real improvements to safety in South Australian communities.    

He convenes the Policy Development Team of the Parliamentary Liberal Party. 

Stephen lives in the Adelaide Hills and enjoys travel, bushwalking and movies.

Latest Media Releases

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Labor’s three card trick on Health Consultation and the ESL

Oct 24, 2014

The Weatherill Labor Government’s Transforming Health consultation is an insult to South Australians and a breach of Labor’s commitment to engage the community.

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Weatherill Government’s lack of urgency on Emergency

Oct 22, 2014

A new Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Report (AIHW) report shows that the Weatherill Government is failing patients presenting to South Australia’s overburdened emergency departments.
 

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Labor fails to engage the community on health reform

Oct 20, 2014

The Weatherill Government’s Transforming Health discussion paper represents cold comfort for those South Australians languishing in our ailing health system.

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Patients can expect more pain

Oct 20, 2014

“South Australians know that the Weatherill Labor Government will not be able to achieve its health cuts targets without damaging health outcomes”, Shadow Health Minister, Stephen Wade, said today.

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Urgent action needed on Emergency Room crisis

Sep 22, 2014

The Liberal Opposition has called on Health Minister Jack Snelling to develop an urgent action plan to deal with the crisis enveloping the state’s major hospital emergency rooms.

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Patients face long waits as Adelaide’s emergency departments operate over capacity

Sep 10, 2014

The State Liberals have expressed concerns that ongoing overcrowding in emergency departments in Adelaide’s major hospitals is resulting in long waits for patients.

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Liberals launch campaign to save our hospitals

Aug 12, 2014

The State Liberals have launched a series of online petitions to empower local communities to save their  hospitals - Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Modbury Hospital, the Repatriation General Hospital and Noarlunga Hospital - from the Weatherill Government’s razor gang.

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Commissioner for Children and Young People Bill passes Legislative Council

Aug 07, 2014

The State Liberals have welcomed the passage of its Commissioner for Children and Young People Bill through the Legislative Council last night.

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Commissioner for Children and Young People

Aug 06, 2014

The State Liberals are confident legislation to create a Commissioner for Children and Young People with full investigative powers will pass the South Australia Upper House this afternoon.

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Ramping up the pressure on Health Minister

Aug 05, 2014

Shutting the doors to the Royal Adelaide Hospital’s Emergency Department so ambulances cannot deliver any more patients is a damning indictment of the performance of South Australia’s hospital network under the Weatherill Labor Government.

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