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Hon David Ridgway MLC

Member of the Legislative Council

State Liberal Leader in the Legislative Council
Shadow Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries
Shadow Minister for Forests
Shadow Minister for Tourism


Parliament House
Adelaide SA 5000

Telephone: (08) 8237 9444
Email david.ridgway@parliament.sa.gov.au
Website www.davidridgwaymlc.com.au

David Ridgway grew up in the small South-East community of Wolseley, and with Rural Youth travelled to the USA and Europe. He took over the family farm which had diversified into growing bulbs for the cut flower industry, becoming the biggest gladioli supplier in Australia.

As he learnt about growing and running a successful business, politics was also on his mind. He joined the Liberal Party and was elected to the party’s powerful State Souncil. David won a seat in the State’s Upper House, the Legislative Council, in 2002 and he is now Opposition Leader in that chamber.

David has relished his experience in the shadow portfolios of environment, River Murray, transport, infrastructure and small business. In 2011 he added economic development and tourism to his existing portfolio of urban development and planning.

He’s passionately involved in Parliamentary Committees, working to expose Labor’s shocking financial mismanagement and its disdain for South Australian family businesses.

Outside Parliament, David enjoys exploring the State, meeting and listening to locals. There are few parts of South Australia he hasn’t visited, including the Boarfield and Oodnadatta Tracks in the Outback. His electorate covers the entire State. He’s investigated the impact of the regional tourism industry from the South-East to the West Coast.

David is excited to meet with anyone who has a story to tell about life in South Australia.

David and his wife Meredith have three children - Ashleigh, Tara and Louis – and live in Adelaide.

Latest Media Releases

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Mid-North hung out to dry

Feb 04, 2016
Mid-North communities are no closer to economic security with the Weatherill Labor Government continuing to stall on a decision regarding the future of the Bundaleer and Wirrabarra forests.

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South Australia’s stagnant tourism numbers

Dec 17, 2015

 The State Liberals are calling on the Minister for Tourism Leon Bignell to explain why data released today shows the number of domestic visitor nights in South Australia has remained stagnant in the last 12 months.

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Protecting farmers from fire sales

Dec 02, 2015

 Shadow Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries, David Ridgway, will today introduce the Farm Debt Mediation Bill 2015 into the Legislative Council.

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