Ursula Stephens

Ursula Mary Stephens (born 7 July 1954) is a former Australian politician. She was elected to the Australian Senate for New South Wales in November 2001, representing the Australian Labor Party. She began her term on 1 July 2002, and ended on 30 June 2014.

Ursula Stephens
Senator for New South Wales
In office
1 July 2002  30 June 2014
Personal details
Born (1954-07-07) 7 July 1954
Wicklow, Ireland
Political partyAustralian Labor Party

Stephens was born in Wicklow, Ireland. A practising Catholic, Stephens has repeatedly stated her opposition to changing Australian legislation to allow homosexual couples to marry.[1]

Stephens was a teacher from 1974–92, a small business operator from 1992–96 and Senior Project Officer in NSW Premier's Department from 1997-2001.[2]

She ran unsuccessfully for the ALP for the seat of Goulburn in the 2015 New South Wales state election. She failed again in the 2019 State Election.


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