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DRAPER, Patricia (Trish)Biography for DRAPER, Patricia (Trish)

Member for Makin (SA)

Liberal Party of Australia

Parliamentary Service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Makin, South Australia, 1996. Re-elected 1998, 2001 and 2004. Retired prior to general elections 2007.

Committee Service

Joint Standing: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 1.12.2004 to 17.10.2007.

House of Representatives Standing: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs (Aboriginal Affairs before 4.5.1992) from 8.12.1998 to 31.8.2004; Family and Community Affairs from 20.3.2002 to 31.8.2004; Parliamentary Library (formerly Library) from 20.3.2002 to 31.8.2004; Privileges from 1.12.2004 to 17.10.2007; Procedure from 1.12.2004 to 17.10.2007; Publications from 1.12.2004 to 17.10.2007.

Conferences, Delegations and Visits

Member, Parliamentary Delegation to the Cook Islands, New Zealand and Fiji, November 2006.

Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Canada, Germany, Singapore and USA, April-May 2007.

Parliamentary Party Positions

Secretary of the Government Committee on Health and Aged Care.

Chair of the Government Committee on Health and Aged Care.

Member of the Government Committee on Aboriginal Affairs.

Member of the Government Committee on Communications, Information Technology.

Member of the Government Committee on Education, Training and Youth Affairs.

Member of the Government Committee on Employment, Workplace Relations and Small Business.

Member of the Government Committee on Family and Community Services.

Party Positions

Secretary of the Liberal Party Newland Central Branch.


Born 2.4.1959, Woodville, Australia

Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament

BA (University of South Australia).

Theatre Nurse, Women's Royal Australian Navy.

Nurse, aged care.


Name: Makin

Location: north-eastern Adelaide; it includes the suburbs of Banksia Park, Fairview Park, Gepps Cross, Golden Grove, Greenwith, Gulfview Heights, Hope Valley, Ingle Farm, Modbury, Para Hills, Para Vista, Pooraka, Redwood Park, Ridgehaven, Salisbury East, Salisbury Heights, St Agnes, Surrey Downs, Tea Tree Gully, Valley View, Vista, Wynn Vale and Yatala Vale.

Area: 115 Sq km

Electors enrolled: 93,908 (at 9.10.2004)

Industries: light manufacturing, commercial and retail industry, wineries, horse studs, hobby farmers, poultry, brick making and tourism.

Includes: Makin includes the South Australian House of Assembly electorates of Playford and Wright, and parts of Elizabeth, Florey, Napier, Newland and Ramsay.