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Rachel Sanderson

Rachel Sanderson MP

State Member for Adelaide

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 an 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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Government failure in child protection must end

Jan 29, 2016
The State Liberals have backed Deputy State Coroner Anthony Schapel’s recommendation that Families SA overhaul how and when files of vulnerable children can be closed.

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Striking at child protection failure

Dec 07, 2015

 Planned industrial action by Families SA highlights the ongoing failure of the Weatherill Government to protect the most vulnerable children in our society.

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Royal Commissioner : Children’s Commissioner

Nov 05, 2015

  The recommendation by Royal Commissioner Justice Nyland that the Victims of Crime Levy should be abolished with respect to children and young people gives the State Government the green light to establish a Children’s Commissioner.

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