Amanda Rishworth MP was elected to Federal Parliament for the South Australian seat of Kingston in 2007.
Amanda was appointed Shadow Minister for Veterans' Affairs and Shadow Minsiter for Defence Personnel in July 2016, and as Shadow Minister for Early Childhood Education and Development in October 2017.
The electorate of Kingston covers 171 square kilometres of the southern suburbs of Adelaide, stretching from Hallett Cove and Happy Valley in the north, to Sellicks Beach 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, thank, and acknowledge the important contributions of Southern Adelaide community groups, individuals and businesses - such as all those who generously donated to Amanda's Winter and Christmas Appeals, many dedicated local volunteers such as those who run local community centres, and community projects such as the Port Noarlunga community's art installation at Port Noarlunga beach.