Mitch Williams MP
State Member for MacKillop
Electorate Office Contact Details:
30 Ormerod Street
Naracoorte SA 5271
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Mitch was elected to the South Australian Parliament at the 1997 election.
As Shadow Minister for Water Security, Mitch believes that water is one the most, if not the single most important issue facing South Australia. He has a plan of action to end the years of neglect that the River Murray, and water policy in general, has suffered under the Rann & Weatherill Labor Governments.
Mitch knows that water must be the first priority of a Liberal Government and that is why he is a strong advocate of the Liberal Party’s policy to recycle at least 50 per cent of the stormwater currently going out to sea, which will help reduce our reliance on the River Murray.
Mitch has been a farmer for most of his working life, and has a first-hand understanding of running a business in a rural and regional community.
Mitch is also working hard to ensure that the lack of support by the Labor Government for country health and country roads is corrected, and that the electorate of MacKillop is given its fair share of funding from the State Government.
Mitch and his wife Leonie have four adult children.
The electorate is named after Blessed Mary MacKillop (1842-1909), who with Fr Julian Tenison Woods founded the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart in Penola in 1866. Her work contributed to the welfare of many South Australians - educating under-privileged and isolated children in harsh times and caring for the sick and needy. The Sisters of St Joseph continue to work across Australia and in countries throughout the world. Beatified in 1995 by Pope John Paul II, Blessed Mary MacKillop is to be canonized by Pope Benedict XVI in 2010 as Saint Mary of the Cross, Australia's first saint.
Area: approx. 24,267.1 km2
Location: A country seat in the south-east of the State, with pastoral, fishing and some managed forestry industry. It is bounded by the Southern Ocean to the west, the Victorian border to the east and includes the coastal towns of Robe, Beachport and Kingston South East and rural centres of Naracoorte, Millicent, Keith, Bordertown and Penola. There were no boundary changes at the 2007 redistribution.
History: Created at the 1991 redistribution.