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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

Parliament House
Adelaide SA 5000

Telephone: (08) 8237 9563

Stephen Wade is a graduate in Law and Economics from the University of Adelaide.

He 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, and was a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Stephen has served as a Shadow Minister since April 2007, and currently holds health, ageing and related portfolios.

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

Latest Media Releases

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Damning evidence emerges on chemotherapy dosing bungle

Jun 29, 2016

 Premier Jay Weatherill now has no choice but to establish a broad judicial inquiry into SA Health following damning evidence that SA Health blocked important reforms that may have prevented the chemotherapy dosing bungle.

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EPAS disaster threatens patient safety

Jun 29, 2016

The State Liberals are calling on the Weatherill Government to abandon plans to courier patient records hourly between the old RAH and new RAH after the hospital shifts up North Terrace.

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Wait must end for victims of BreastScreen SA error

Jun 08, 2016

The State Liberals are calling on the Weatherill Government to immediately make fair and unconditional offers of compensation to victims of the Breast Screen SA failures which occurred between 2010 and 2012.

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Parliamentary Committee to investigate NRAH delay

Jun 01, 2016

 A Parliamentary Select Committee is moving to call key players in the new Royal Adelaide Hospital project to investigate why the hospital is overdue and when it is likely to open.

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NRAH opening saga descends into farce

Jun 01, 2016

 With the announcement of the fourth opening date, the New Royal Adelaide Hospital Project has descended into farce.

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Snelling flying blind on nRAH merry-go round

May 25, 2016

Today the State Government has missed the date for technical completion of the nRAH for the third time.

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Major default in providing information

May 18, 2016

 The State Liberals are demanding that Health Minister Jack Snelling reveal when the new Royal Adelaide Hospital will be handed over.

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Liberals demand ‘no gaps’ in interstate coverage for ambulance subscribers

May 10, 2016

The State Liberals today welcomed Health Minister Jack Snelling’s backdown on the withdrawal of interstate cover for SA Ambulance subscribers but demanded that the scheme continue to cover the cost of interstate ambulance services while the Government goes back to the drawing board.

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Snelling blunders on with risky Modbury changes

May 03, 2016

 Today Health Minister Snelling is blundering on with a significant downgrade of Modbury Hospital in the face of broad concern amongst health professionals and even though both Modbury and Lyell McEwin Hospitals are overloaded.

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Emergency doctors raise alarm on Snelling’s plan

Apr 26, 2016

The Australian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) is the latest group of health professionals to speak up against the Weatherill Government’s radical health cuts plan: Transforming Health.

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