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John Gardner

State Member for Morialta

Manager of Opposition Business
Shadow Minister for Police
Shadow Minister for Correctional Services
Shadow Minister for Justice

 

John Gardner lives in Athelstone, in the heart of Morialta - not too far from the area where he grew up in Rostrevor. John and his wife Chelsey are actively engaged in the local community, being members, sponsors and supporters of a large range of local service, sporting and other community groups.

John worked in his family's small water treatment business while studying at the University of Adelaide. Since graduating, he has also worked in policy areas of health (particularly illicit drug prevention and rehabilitation), and education.

John was elected as Member for Morialta in March 2010 and currently serves as Opposition Whip. He has worked hard to advocate for his local community in his time in the Parliament.  John successfully fought for the restoration of funding for the Norwood-Morialta High School – which initially saw its funding cut by over half a million dollars per year in the 2010 Budget; he successfully fought for Government funding to provide a fire siren at Athelstone; and he regularly champions local causes to ensure that issues important to the Morialta community are heard in the Parliament.

Electorate Office Contact Details:

163 St Bernards Road
Rostrevor SA 5073

  

Telephone: (08) 8365 4224
Fax (08) 8365 4225
Email morialta@parliament.sa.gov.au
Website www.johngardnerMP.com.au
www.twitter.com/JohnGardnerMP
  www.facebook.com/JohnAWGardner

 

Electorate Profile

Morialta is derived from a Kaurna aboriginal word 'mariyatala' - 'mari' meaning 'east' and 'yertala' flowing water'.

Area: approx. 94.2 km2

Location: Takes in the foothills suburbs and hills area to the east and north-east of Adelaide, the River Torrens / Karrawirra Parri forming the northern boundary. Some boundary changes at the 2007 redistribution.

History: Created at the 1998 boundary redistribution (formerly Coles).

Latest Media Releases

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Lazy Labor runs out of Government Business

Nov 19, 2014

The Weatherill Labor Government has today run out of Government Business in the House of Assembly at 3:50pm.

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Prisons Annual Report Highlights Concerns

Nov 14, 2014

The Department of Corrections Annual Report released yesterday has highlighted the possibility of infiltration of the Corrections Department “by criminal or extremist elements”.

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Prison Crisis Impacting Police Operations

Nov 11, 2014

The Weatherill Government came under fire in Question Time today after revelations by Police Commissioner Gary Burns that the overflow of prisoners into police cells was starting “to impact on police operations”.

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