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Rachel Sanderson

Rachel Sanderson MP

State Member for Adelaide

Shadow Minister for Higher Education, Science and the Information Technology
Shadow Minister for Families and Child Protection
Shadow Minister for Social Housing
Shadow Minister for Volunteers
Shadow Minister for Youth

 

Rachel first moved into Prospect with her family in 1983 and has lived in and around the electorate of Adelaide for 30 years.

In the March 2010 State Election, Rachel defeated former Labor Minister, Jane Lomax-Smith with a swing of 14.7 to claim the seat of Adelaide.

Since winning the seat Rachel has worked tirelessly to advocate for a better deal for her constituents, schools and small businesses. Living in the area, Rachel is highly involved in the community and is a member of various local community groups including the Prospect Blair Athol Lions club and Neighbourhood Watch. Rachel is also involved with Meals on Wheels and regularly delivers meals to local constituents.

Having owned and award-winning business in the electorate for 18 years, Rachel understands the problems small businesses face in the highest taxed state in Australia and she is passionate about ensuring business conditions in SA are competitive with other states. 

 

Electorate Office Contact Details:

84 Prospect Road
Prospect SA 5082

Telephone: (08) 8269 1838
Fax (08) 8269 4233
Email adelaide@parliament.sa.gov.au
Website www.rachelsanderson.com.au

 

Electorate Profile

Queen Adelaide was wife of King William IV when the site for the capital of the new Province was chosen in 1836. The only Australian capital city to be named after a woman.

Area: approx. 23.4km2

Location: The district includes the CBD of the State capital, all city parklands and the largely residential suburbs to the immediate north, north-east of the city. No changes were made to the boundaries at the 2007 redistribution.

History: Adelaide has been used as a district name since 1902. In 1856 the electoral district of the 'City of Adelaide' was first created as one of the 17 House of Assembly districts. In 1861 it became 'East Adelaide' and reverted to the name 'Adelaide' in 1901.

Latest Media Releases

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Families SA workers hung out to dry

Dec 03, 2014

The Weatherill Government’s snails pace audit of the suitability of 102 Families SA employees to work with children is creating deep levels of distress amongst the affected staff.

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Labor must restructure Families SA

Oct 24, 2014

Evidence provided to the Select Committee on Statutory Child Protection and Care in South Australia has raised concerns about the current structure and responsibilities of Families SA.

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Answering for child protection failures

Oct 14, 2014

Minister for Education and Child Development Jennifer Rankine has refused to answer a series of simple but important questions regarding the crisis in child protection services in South Australia.

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