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Bill Stefaniak

Bill Stefaniak
Member of the Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly
for Ginninderra
In office
18 February 1995 – 28 August 2008
Personal details
William George Stefaniak

(1952-01-08) 8 January 1952 (age 72)
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
Political partyBelco (2020–present)
Other political
Liberal (until 2008)
Independent (2008−2020)
Alma materAustralian National University

William George Stefaniak AM, RFD (born 8 January 1952) is an Australian politician and former Australian Capital Territory Minister. He was the Leader of the Opposition in the Australian Capital Territory after succeeding in a leadership challenge against then-leader Brendan Smyth on 16 May 2006. He is a former Major in the Australian Army Reserve and a law graduate of the Australian National University. On 13 December 2007, he was replaced as Liberal Leader by Zed Seselja. Stefaniak contested the 2020 Australian Capital Territory General Election as leader of the Belco Party but was not elected.

He was one of the five members for the district of Ginninderra from 1995 to 2008. Following the end of his term in Parliament, Stefaniak became appeal president of the ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal.


Stefaniak grew up in Canberra and attended Narrabundah College.[1]


Political offices Preceded byBrendan Smyth Opposition Leader of the Australian Capital Territory 2006–2007 Succeeded byZed Seselja

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