Read the complete write-up of Rob Stokes net worth, salary, age, height, family, wife as well as other information you need to know.
Rob Stokes is an Australian politician. He is the New South Wales Minister for Planning and Public Spaces in the second Berejiklian ministry since April 2019. He is a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly representing Pittwater for the Liberal Party since 2007.
Stokes has previously served as the Minister for Education from January 2017 until March 2019 in the First Berejiklian ministry; the Minister for the Environment, the Minister for Heritage, the Assistant Minister for Planning, and the Minister for the Central Coast during 2014 and 2015 in the first Baird government; and the Minister for Planning from April 2015 until January 2017 in the second Baird government.
|Net Worth||$4 million|
Rober Gordon Stokes was born on January 17, 1975 (age 46 years) in Mona Vale. He attended Sydney Church of England Grammar School (Shore) and obtained his Higher School Certificate in 1991. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts, a Bachelor of Laws, a Master of Laws and a PhD at Macquarie University; a Diploma of Biblical Studies, and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice.
Check Out: Andrew Constance net worth
Stokes was an associate with the law firm David Begg & Associates in Martin Place, Sydney. He also worked in a number of other legal firms including one at Mona Vale. He subsequently became a lecturer in the Division of Law at Macquarie University. He became a member of the Young Lawyers Association of New South Wales and was a member of both the Environmental Law and CLE Committees. He became a presidential nominee in 2004 and was elected to Executive Council at the 2004 Annual Assembly.
Stokes was a policy adviser to Liberal Opposition Leader John Brogden, the Member for Pittwater. When Brogden resigned in controversial circumstances, the 2005 by-election was won by independent candidate Alex McTaggart in what many described as a shock result. Pittwater had long been reckoned as a classic “blue ribbon” Liberal seat. Less than two years later, Stokes regained the seat for the Liberals at the 2007 general election. He won the seat with 50.3 per cent of the primary vote, just over the 50 per cent threshold required to win the seat outright, and 59.4 per cent of the vote on a two-party preferred basis.
After the election, Stokes established his electorate office in Mona Vale. Stokes paid tribute to John Brogden in his inaugural speech to the NSW Parliament on 31 May 2007.
Check Out: Gladys Berejiklian net worth
At the 2011 general election, Stokes was re-elected with a swing of 21.7 points, gaining 84.5 per cent of the two-party vote. Stokes’ main competitor was the Greens Jonathan King. Following the election, Stokes was appointed as NSW Parliamentary Secretary for Renewable Energy in the O’Farrell government.
Owing to the resignation of Barry O’Farrell as Premier, and the subsequent ministerial reshuffle by Mike Baird, the new Liberal Leader, Stokes was appointed as Minister for the Environment, Minister for Heritage, and Assistant Minister for Planning and appointed as a member of the cabinet.
Check Out: John Barilaro net worth
Two weeks later, following the resignation of Mike Gallacher, Stokes was appointed as Minister for the Central Coast. Following the 2015 state election, Stokes was sworn in as the Minister for Planning on 2 April 2015 in the second Baird government. Following the resignation of Mike Baird as Premier, Gladys Berejiklian was elected as Liberal leader and sworn in as Premier. The first Berejiklian ministry was subsequently formed with Stokes sworn in as the Minister for Education with effect from 30 January 2017. Following the 2019 state election Stokes was appointed as the Minister for Planning and Public Spaces in the second Berejiklian ministry, with effect from 2 April 2019.
Stokes introduced a controversial bill in October 2019, following a concerted lobbying campaign by the NSW Minerals Council to stop planning authorities from considering the climate pollution of exported Australian coal when determining new mining projects. The introduction and consideration of the bill to roll back existing environmental protections were during a period of ‘catastrophic’ bushfire danger throughout New South Wales. Paul Stein QC, a former Supreme Court judge and environmental law expert has warned NSW’s push to stop greenhouse gas emissions being considered in mining decisions is a “dangerous retrograde step”.
Rob Stokes net worth
How much is Rob Stokes worth? Rob Stokes net worth is estimated at around $4 million. His salary is around $400,000. However, Rob Stokes is married to Sophie, they have three children together. He is one of the influential politicians in Australia. He is one of the few contenders to replace Gladys Berejiklian as she announced her resignation as Premier of New South Wales.