Steven Miles, Queensland Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection, the Minister for National Parks and the Great Barrier Reef.
Dr Steven Miles is the Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection and Minister for National Parks and the Great Barrier Reef.
Steven has a PhD in Political Science and a bachelor's degree in Political Science and Journalism from the University of Queensland. Prior to entering Parliament, Steven was Managing Director of Reveille Strategy, a Market Research and Communications company.
He was a senior advisor to the Treasurer and Deputy Premier on trade, innovation and economic development matters in the former Bligh government, and has worked in senior roles at the public sector union and United Voice.
He co-founded national parent advocacy organisation The Parenthood.
Steven and wife Kim are raising their three children Sam, Aidan and Bridie.
It was the pending arrival of his first child that led Steven to think more deeply about protecting Queensland's environment, including the Great Barrier Reef, for future generations. He joined Al Gore's Climate Leadership Program to tackle climate change and inspire communities to take action.
Together with his cabinet colleagues, Steven is also committed to tackling unemployment through job creation, listening to and acting upon the concerns of Queenslanders, and restoring integrity and accountability to government in Queensland.