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RISHWORTH, the Hon. Amanda LouiseBiography for RISHWORTH, the Hon. Amanda Louise

Member for Kingston (SA)

Australian Labor Party

Parliamentary Service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Kingston, South Australia, 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016.

Parliamentary Positions

Member, Speaker's Panel from 13.3.12 to 14.5.13.

Ministerial Appointments

Parliamentary Secretary for Sustainability and Urban Water from 25.3.13 to 4.7.13.

Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities and Carers from 25.3.13 to 18.9.13.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Environment and Urban Water from 4.7.13 to 18.9.13.

Committee Service

House of Representatives Standing: Communications from 19.2.08 to 19.7.10; Health and Ageing from 19.2.08 to 19.7.10; Health from 4.12.13 to 9.5.16; Industry, Science and Innovation from 19.2.08 to 19.7.10; Education and Employment from 25.10.10 to 14.5.13 (Chair from 28.10.10 to 14.5.13).

Joint Standing: Electoral Matters from 25.10.10 to 14.5.13; National Broadband Network from 21.11.11 to 14.8.12; National Disability Insurance Scheme from 4.12.13 to 9.5.16.

Joint Select: Cyber-Safety from 25.10.10 to 24.6.13.

Parliamentary Party Positions

Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Health from 18.10.13 to 1.7.14.

Shadow Assistant Minister for Education from 1.7.14 to 23.07.16.

Shadow Assistant Minister for Higher Education from 1.7.14 to 23.07.16.

Shadow Minister for Veterans' Affairs from 23.07.16.

Shadow Minister for Defence Personnel from 23.07.16.

Party Positions

President, National Young Labor 2000.

Delegate, ALP National Conference 2002, 2004 and 2007.

Member, ALP State Executive (SA) from 2005.


Born 10.7.1978, Adelaide, SA.


Qualifications and Occupation before entering Federal Parliament

BPsych (Flinders), MPsych(Clin) (Adel).

Retail assistant 1994-99.

Swimming instructor 1995-99.

Research assistant 1998-99.

Union representative 2000-05.

Psychologist 2005-07.

Occupational health and safety trainer 2006-07.


Description: outer metropolitan.

Location: south-western Adelaide; it includes the suburbs of Aldinga Beach, Christie Downs, Christies Beach, Hackham, Hallett Cove, Happy Valley (part), Huntfield Heights, Lonsdale, McLaren Flat (part), McLaren Vale, Maslin Beach, Moana, Morphett Vale, Old Noarlunga, Onkaparinga Hills, Port Noarlunga, Reynella, Seaford, Sellicks Beach, Sheidow Park, Port Willunga, Trott Park, Willunga and Woodcroft.

Area: 171 sq km.

Electors enrolled: 105 682 (at 2.7.16).

Industries: construction, desalination plant, major retailing and various small industries in the northern part of the division including brickworks, optical lenses, clothing and engineering.