Amanda Rishworth MP was elected to the Federal Parliament for the South Australian seat of Kingston in 2007.
Amanda was appointed Parliamentary Secretary for Disability and Carers as well as Parliamentary Secretary for Sustainability and Urban Water in March 2013.
Amanda was educated at state schools in Adelaide and studied psychology at Flinders University where she was President of the Student Union. Amanda graduated with a Bachelor of Psychology with Honours from Flinders University and a Masters Degree in Psychology from Adelaide University.
The electorate of Kingston covers 377 square kilometres of the southern suburbs of Adelaide, stretching from Hallett Cove and Happy Valley in the north, to Sellicks Beach and Willunga in the south.
It is named after Charles Kingston, a former Premier of South Australia. Kingston was a father of federation and his government introduced a wide range of reforms, including laws which made South Australia the first place in the British Empire where women could become Members of Parliament.
Since being elected in 2007, Amanda has been working hard to represent Southern Adelaide in Parliament. Amanda has regularly spoken in Parliament to recognise the important contributions of a number of Southern Adelaide community groups and individuals including the achievements of Seaford Meadows Scout Group, local graduates of the Smith Family Learning for Life program, our dedicated CFS volunteers, Anglicare at St Hilary’s and the Salvation Army at Noarlunga.