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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
Email michelle.lensink@parliament.sa.gov.au
Website www.michellelensink.com

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.


 

Latest Media Releases

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Labor’s costly marine parks come into effect today

Oct 01, 2014

The beginning of the Weatherill Labor Government’s marine parks sanctuary zones will cause significant regional job losses and damage the South Australian fishing industry.
 

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Puppy farms legislation introduced in Parliament today

Sep 17, 2014

Shadow Environment Minister Michelle Lensink will today introduce legislation in Parliament’s Legislative Council to minimise exploitative “puppy farms” and reduce the large number of companion animals euthanised each year by shelters.
 

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Liberals launch marine parks regional jobs campaign

Sep 12, 2014

The State Liberals are launching an online petition calling on Independent Government Ministers Martin Hamilton-Smith and Geoff Brock to support the State Liberals’ marine parks Bill in support of regional jobs and the fishing industry.

 

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