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Hon Stephen Wade MLC

Member of the Legislative Council

Shadow Attorney-General
Shadow Minister for Justice and Police


Parliament House
Adelaide SA 5000

Telephone: (08) 8237 9310
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.

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Rankine must explain two year wait

Apr 04, 2014

Child Protection Minister Jennifer Rankine must explain why Families SA has waited two years to initiate an internal review into its handling of the tragic case of Chloe Valentine. 

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Commissioner for Children and Young People

Apr 03, 2014

The Weatherill Labor Government must recall Parliament immediately to enable the State Liberals to introduce legislation to create a Commissioner for Children and Young People with full investigative powers.

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Commissioner for Children and Young People

Apr 03, 2014

The Weatherill Labor Government must recall Parliament immediately to enable the State Liberals to introduce legislation to create a Commissioner for Children and Young People with full investigative powers.

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Justice for victims under Marshall Liberal Government

Feb 27, 2014

State Liberal Leader Steven Marshall has today committed to increasing support for victims of crime, if elected to Government next month. 

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Another Weatherill Labor backflip

Feb 07, 2014

Today’s law and order news is a case of another day, another embarrassing backflip from the Weatherill Labor Government on the eve of the March State Election.

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Does Labor think Finnigan is doing his job?

Jan 15, 2014

Bernard Finnigan resigned 1,000 days ago, following his arrest on child pornography related charges in April 2011 – and has accrued almost $1 million in taxpayer entitlements during this period.

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Weatherill Labor admits $51 million courts IT backlog

Jan 09, 2014

The Weatherill Labor Government is clearly happy to leave the courts in the dark ages despite admitting that their under-investment in the justice IT system has led to a $51 million backlog.

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Weatherill Labor talks tough – fails to take action

Jan 08, 2014

The Weatherill Labor Government has again been caught out talking tough but failing to take action to protect our community, according to Shadow Attorney-General Stephen Wade.

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Liberals call for Justice IT refresh

Jan 07, 2014

The State Liberals today announced they will look to broaden the courts precinct project to include a transformation of information technology to support the justice system throughout South Australia, not just the precinct courts.

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Liberals move to protect journalists' sources

Oct 30, 2013

The State Liberals today committed to strengthening transparency and openness in South Australia by providing legal protection to journalists’ sources through Shield Laws. 

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