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Hon Michelle Lensink MLC

Member of the Legislative Council

Deputy State Leader in the Legislative Council
Shadow Minister for Sustainability and the Environment
Shadow Minister for Water and the River Murray
Shadow Minister for the Status of Women

Parliament House
Adelaide SA 5000

Telephone: (08) 8237 9434

Michelle has always lived in South Australia. Schooling at Stirling East Primary School and Marryatville High School provided a great education in science and humanities which provided a solid foundation for future study and a career in politics.

She completed a degree in physiotherapy and worked at the Repatriation General Hospital, Daw Park while also getting involved with the Young Liberals.

When politics took over as a passion rather than a hobby, she was offered a job with Federal MP Christopher Pyne. Several years later she worked for Robert Lawson QC, State Minister for the Ageing and Disability Services where she could apply her expertise in health.

She was later appointed Executive Officer of one of the State’s peak aged care bodies and graduated with a Master of Business Administration from the University of Adelaide in 2003.

When Diana Laidlaw announced her retirement from politics, Michelle was chosen for the vacancy and was sworn in as a Member of the Legislative Council on June 26, 2003.

Since then Michelle has held several portfolios, including correctional services, mental health, substance abuse, gambling, early childhood development, environment and conservation, sustainability and climate change, women, youth, and consumer affairs.

With exposure to such a broad range of areas, her commitment to improve the quality of life for South Australians is apparent in her work.

Michelle is married to cameraman Scott Perry.


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Renewables meeting will create more hot air than light

Oct 06, 2016

 The State Liberals have seized on an admission from Premier Jay Weatherill on ABC radio that South Australia’s over-reliance on renewable energy has driven up the price of electricity to renew their call for an independent inquiry into last week’s state-wide power black-out.

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Liberals attack NRM tax increase

Jul 07, 2016

The State Liberals have introduced legislation that will force the Weatherill Government to reveal any ministerial directives to the NRN boards, in particular those jacking up the NRM levy, to end Labor’s habit of sneaking NRM tax increases in through the backdoor.

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Liberals muzzle Labor’s bad dog policies

Jul 06, 2016

 The State Liberals have welcomed the passage of amendments to the Dog and Cat Management Act, nearly three years after a bipartisan committee supported the changes that have finally, reluctantly been accepted by the Weatherill Government.

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