Extract from the Western Australian Parliamentary Handbook
THOMAS, Hon Dr Steven Caldwell, MLC
Member for South West Region
Elected to the Thirty-seventh Parliament for Capel (new seat) in the Legislative Assembly on 26 February 2005. Electorate abolished redistribution of 2007. Contested the general election for Collie-Preston but defeated by Michael Philip Murray.
Elected to the Fortieth Parliament for the South West Region on 11 March 2017 for the term commencing on 22 May 2017.
Acting Speaker of the Legislative Assembly from 29 March 2005 - 6 September 2008.
Deputy Chair of Committees in the Legislative Council: 23 May 2017 - present.
Parliamentary Party/Shadow Ministerial Appointments
Opposition Spokesperson on Emergency Services; Indigenous Affairs from 9 March 2005 to 4 February 2006.
Shadow Minister for the Environment from 4 February 2006 to 28 June 2006. Shadow Minister for the Environment and assisting the Shadow Minister for Biotechnology; Fisheries; Indigenous Affairs and Science and Innovation 28 June 2006 - 24 January 2008; also representing the Shadow Minister for North West in the Legislative Assembly from 28 June 2006 - 24 January 2008. Shadow Treasurer from 24 January 2008.
Shadow Minister for Environment; Water: 25 March 2017 - 21 December 2017.
Shadow Minister for Environment; Water; Emergency Services: 21 December 2017 - 16 April 2018.
Shadow Minister for Environment; Emergency Services; Forestry: 16 April 2018 - present.
Member Public Accounts Committee from 7 April 2005 - 7 August 2008.
Member, Standing Committee on Environment and Public Affairs: 23 May 2017 - present.
Substitute Member, Standing Committee on Legislation; Inquiry into the Animal Welfare Amendment Bill 2017: 28 March 2018 - 28 June 2018.
Member, Select Committee on Personal Choice and Community Safety: 29 August 2018 - present.
3 October 1967, Mansfield, Victoria.
Arrived in Western Australia, December 1989.
Qualifications and Occupation Before Entering Parliament
Veterinary Surgeon and Policy and Media Adviser.
SOUTH WEST REGION - ELECTORATE PROFILE
South West Region covers eight districts, Albany, Bunbury, Collie-Preston, Dawesville, Mandurah, Murray-Wellington, Vasse and Warren-Blackwood