Doorstop Interview at Parliament House

SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR HEALTH, STEPHEN JONES: Right across Australia communities are concerned about the scourge of ice.    Continue reading

ABC Illawarra radio - the future of steel

PETER RILEY: Stephen Jones, the federal Member for Throsby, joins us now. Good morning. MEMBER FOR THROSBY, STEPHEN JONES: Good morning, good to be with you.    Continue reading

Illawarra steel industry

E&OE TRANSCRIPT RADIO INTERVIEW ABC ILLAWARRA RADIO MONDAY, 7 SEPTEMBER 2015 SUBJECT: Illawarra steel industry. PETER RILEY: Stephen Jones, the federal Member for Throsby, joins us now. Good morning. MEMBER FOR THROSBY, STEPHEN JONES: Good morning, good to be with you.  RILEY: You say that tariffs and subsidies are not sought by the company and they are not the answer, why not? Continue reading

ABC Illawarra radio - improving our mental health services

MELISSA JAMES: Throsby MP Stephen Jones is warning that economic stresses and job losses are likely to lead to a spike in mental health issues.    Continue reading

abc radio national with patricia karvelas

PATRICIA KARVELAS, HOST: Labor's Stephen Jones is the Federal Member for Throsby, good evening Stephen. MEMBER FOR THROSBY, STEPHEN JONES: Good evening Patricia. KARVELAS: BlueScope has just posted its best four year profit performance since the Global Financial Crisis, yet there is talk of 500 job losses. What is going on?   Continue reading

Peter Van Onselen Interview

E&OE TRANSCRIPT TELEVISION INTERVIEW SKY NEWS PVO NEWSDAY THURSDAY, 27 AUGUST 2015 SUBJECTS: Republic; Gayby Baby; Same-sex marriage; Economic reform; Bipartisanship in Australian politics. PETER VAN ONSELEN, HOST: Before we get into some of the policies in your portfolio area, on this republican furore - what is wrong with the Treasurer deciding to lend his name to the Friendship Society For A Republic. I would have thought that such a high profile individual being involved would be welcomed by all sides of the republic debate? Continue reading

Port Kembla Steelworks

E&OE TRANSCRIPT RADIO INTERVIEW ABC RADIO NATIONAL DRIVE THURSDAY, 27 AUGUST 2015SUBJECTS: Port Kembla steelworks; Republic; Constitutional recognition. PATRICIA KARVELAS, HOST: Labor's Stephen Jones is the Federal Member for Throsby, good evening Stephen. MEMBER FOR THROSBY, STEPHEN JONES: Good evening Patricia. Continue reading

ABC Radio Illawarra Steel industry

E&OE TRANSCRIPT RADIO INTERVIEW ABC ILLAWARRA WITH MELINDA JAMES TUESDAY, 25 AUGUST 2015SUBJECT: Illawarra steel industry. MELINDA JAMES:  We now have Stephen Jones on the line, good morning. MEMBER FOR THROSBY, STEPHEN JONES: Good morning, good to be with you. JAMES: Now were you surprised at this ultimatum? I mean, there was kind of a veiled threat there from BlueScope's CEO Paul O'Malley yesterday - we need to find $200 million in cuts, which will probably equate to 500 jobs within three months, or if we don't we will seriously look at closing the steelworks. Continue reading

2UE Lunchtime Lowdown

E&OE TRANSCRIPT RADIO INTERVIEW 2UE LUNCHTIME LOWDOWN WEDNESDAY, 19 AUGUST 2015 SUBJECT: Ice; Budget cuts. CLINTON MAYNARD: We've heard so much in the last few weeks about the federal Government's efforts to tackle ice and we do have a serious problem across the nation with ice, particularly in some regional areas. Stephen Jones, who is the Shadow Assistant Minister for Health, is concerned that whilst the Abbott Government is making a big deal they are actually in some ways contradicting what the state Government is doing about the problem.    Continue reading

Opinion Piece - Why Marriage Equality Matters

When I put a private member’s bill on marriage equality before the Parliament in 2012 just 42 votes were recorded in favour.   Continue reading