- Member for Kingston
Amanda Rishworth was born in Adelaide and lives locally in Hallett Cove. She was educated in Adelaide at state schools before studying at Flinders University where she was the President of the Student Union. During her studies, Amanda worked as a sales assistant and developed a strong interest in workplace fairness and occupational health and safety.
Amanda graduated from Flinders University with a Masters Degree in Psychology. Before becoming a Member of Parliament, she practised as a Psychologist working with General Practitioners in the delivery of mental health care to the community.
Amanda has always been actively involved in the community, volunteering her services as a swimming instructor for many years. She is still an active member of the Christies Beach Surf Life Saving Club. As both a local living in the Southern Suburbs of Adelaide and an active federal representative for the region, Amanda has made standing up for the South her top priority. She has fought hard on important local issues like improving roads and footpaths, as well as improving access to General Practitioners and other health services.
Since coming to office Amanda has been out in the community listening to what people want for the South. In addition to delivering on all 2007 election promises, Amanda continues to fight for a better deal for the South including the Noarlunga to Seaford rail extension. This historic Federal Labor Government infrastructure investment will deliver greater transport flexibility for local working families, seniors and students well into the future.
Building on her election commitments to improve the urban water security of the Southern Adelaide region, Amanda fought hard to deliver over $14 million for stormwater harvesting under Stage 2 of Waterproofing the South.
The delivery of modern broadband facilities has been of significant importance to businesses and residents of Southern Adelaide. The fact that the Willunga, McLaren Vale and Seaford communities will be among the first in Australia to receive high-speed broadband on the mainland under Labor’s National Broadband Network demonstrates just how hard Amanda fought to ensure that the South is at the forefront of this cutting edge technology.
Amanda is a champion of local issues, and she will continue to work with all levels of government to improve local infrastructure and services.
Name Derivation: Named after Charles Kingston 1850-1908, Premier of South Australia 1893-99.
Area and Location Description: Kingston covers an area of approximately 377 sq km from Hallett Cove and O'Halloran Hill in the north to Sellicks Beach in the south. The main suburbs include Aldinga Beach, Christie Downs, Christies Beach, Hackham, Hallett Cove, Happy Valley (part), Huntfield Heights, Lonsdale, McLaren Flat (part), McLaren Vale, Maslin Beach, Moana, Morphett Vale, Old Noarlunga, Onkaparinga Hills, Port Noarlunga, Reynella, Seaford, Sellicks Beach, Sheidow Park, Port Willunga, Trott Park, Willunga and Woodcroft.
First Proclaimed/Election: 1949