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.
Kingston is a large and diverse area which includes some of the best places in the world to live and work. The South is defined by its beautiful beaches which make up the western boundary of the electorate, and the rolling hills to the east and the south. Kingston is experiencing rapid growth and development of new suburbs with many families choosing Southern Adelaide to raise their children, as well as retirees making a sea change.
Major issues in the electorate include housing affordability, poor broadband infrastructure, workplace rights, securing jobs for the future, access to health services, affordable education, availability of services for older Australians and people living with a disability.
Amanda Rishworth MP received 67% of the two-party preferred vote at the 2016 Federal election, returning her as the Labor Member for Kingston for the fourth time. For further information about the results of the 2016 federal election see http://results.aec.gov.au/20499/Website/HouseDivisionPage-20499-186.htm
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