Isobel Redmond MP
State Member for Heysen
A life-long sense of community service and social justice led Isobel Redmond to enter politics in 2002 as the State MP representing the people of Heysen in the Adelaide Hills – this was after a long career in law and raising her three children.
Born and raised in suburban Sydney, Isobel’s parents instilled in her and her four siblings a strong work ethic and understanding for people less fortunate than themselves.
Isobel continues to take a great interest in ageing and disability issues as a result of the volunteer work she and her family undertook when she was younger.
Coming from a family of modest means and before university fees were abolished, Isobel worked in the public service to pay her own way while studying with the NSW Barristers Admissions Board at night.
After marrying her husband Jim and deciding where to live, Isobel remembered visiting the Adelaide Hills as part of a three-week bus tour around Australia at the age of 18. She told her friend travelling with her at the time that she would come back and live there one day and she did – Isobel and her husband Jim moved to Stirling.
Isobel worked at several law firms in the City before opening her own firm in the Hills with the winnings from a lottery ticket her parents had sent her.
Isobel thinks South Australia is the best place in the world to live and is committed to making it even better. She is passionate about ensuring that this State leads the nation in every possible way. Isobel has a commonsense, straightforward approach for achieving things that all South Australians want, including:
- Opportunities for everyone to achieve their hopes, be that housing, jobs or access to services;
- The best, cleanest, greenest environment;
- A public sector that operates in a helpful, professional, honest, accountable and transparent way; and
- Safe, secure communities.
Isobel believes that the role of government is to provide the framework which enables every individual in their business and personal life to pursue their own dreams and aspirations and provide the safety net to support those who, for whatever reason, are unable to help themselves.
Electorate Office Contact Details:
10/14 Druids Avenue
Stirling SA 5152
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Sir Hans Heysen (1877-1968) was a distinguished watercolour landscape artist who lived and worked in South Australia for many years. He made his home in the south Mount Lofty Ranges.
Area: approx. 1,100 km2
Location: An outer metropolitan hills seat to the east and south-east of Adelaide which includes residential suburbs in addition to market gardening and farming areas. Subject to some boundary alterations at the 2007 redistribution.
History: Created at the 1969 redistribution, it was abolished at the next redistribution in 1976 but revived in 1983.