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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 is actively engaged in the local community, being a member, sponsor and supporter 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


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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Labor Government completes less than half of its prescribed burns

Nov 09, 2015

 The Weatherill Labor Government has completed less than half of its Planned Prescribed Burn Program in the Mount Lofty Ranges increasing the risk posed by bushfire to the communities of the Adelaide Hills. 

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48 fewer police officers on South Australian streets

Nov 09, 2015

The SAPOL Annual Report has revealed that there are 48 fewer police officers on our streets this year compared to last year.

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Taxpayers forking out almost $240,000 for five empty police stations

Oct 06, 2015
South Australian taxpayers are forking out almost $240,000 for five empty police stations across the Adelaide metropolitan area.

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