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WORTH, the Hon. Patricia (Trish) MaryBiography for WORTH, the Hon. Patricia (Trish) Mary

Member for Adelaide (SA) 1993-2004

Liberal Party of Australia

Parliamentary Service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Adelaide, South Australia, 1993, 1996, 1998 and 2001. Defeated at general elections 2004.

Ministerial appointments

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Health and Family Services from 11.7.97 to 21.10.98.

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Education, Training and Youth Affairs from 21.10.98 to 26.11.01.

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Health and Ageing from 26.11.01 to 26.10.04.

Committee service

House of Representatives Standing: Community Affairs from 12.5.93; Selection Committee from 7.5.96 to 27.8.97.

Joint Standing: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 18.6.96 to 4.9.97.

Conferences, delegations and visits

Deputy Leader, Official Delegation to South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Botswana, July 1994.

Member, Australia/Kuwait Parliamentary Friendship Group visit to Kuwait, October 1994.

Coalition Spokesperson for the unofficial Parliamentary Delegation to Papeete, protesting against French nuclear testing in the Pacific, September 1995.

Official visit to Cyprus and France, October-November 1999; Ireland, UK, Austria and Italy, October-November 2003; New Zealand, December 2003.

Parliamentary party positions

Government Whip from 11.3.96 to 11.7.97.

Party positions

Member, Liberal Party State Executive (SA) 1984-87.

Chair, Liberal Party Women's Council (SA) 1984-87.

Member, Liberal Party Federal Executive 1986-88.

Chair, Liberal Party Federal Women's Committee 1986-88.

Member, Liberal Party Advisory Committee on Policy 1986-88.

Chair, Government Committee on Health, Family Services and Veterans' Affairs 1996-97.


Born 21.4.1946 at Riverton, SA.


Qualifications and occupation before entering federal Parliament

Registered nurse and midwife.

Manager in Health Administration (Pathology, Private Sector).


Description: inner metropolitan.

Location: central Adelaide; it includes the city of Adelaide and the suburbs of Clarence Park, Enfield, Fullarton, Keswick, Kilburn, North Adelaide, Parkside, Prospect, St Peters, Unley, Walkerville.

Area: 71 sq km (approx.).

Electors enrolled: 86 538 (at 10.11.01).

Industries: markets, retail and service industries, newspapers, fashion design, brewery, army depot and military barracks.

State electorates: Adelaide includes the South Australian House of Assembly electorate of Adelaide, and parts of Ashford, Croydon, Enfield, Norwood, Torrens, Unley and West Torrens.