Federal Member for Kingston

Shadow Minister for Early Childhood Education and Development

Shadow Minister for Youth

Fighting For Us


Appropriation Bill- strong economic management

I am very, very pleased to stand and speak on Appropriation Bill (No.3) 2012-2013, because it gives me an opportunity to speak about the economy and how the work that the government is doing, when it comes to managing the economy, is very positively affecting people in my electorate of Kingston pdfRead More.

National Disability Insurance Scheme

I am very pleased today to speak on the National Disability Insurance Scheme
Bill 2012. All Australians should have the opportunity to realise their
potential, including those who live with a disability pdfRead More.

Chair of Education and Employment Committee

Amanda Rishworth MP, Federal Member for Kingston and Chair of the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Education and Employment has welcomed action by the Labor Government today to put workplace bullies on notice pdfRead More.

Helping young people stay out of homelessness

The Gillard Government is investing $195 662.32 over three years to help young vulnerable
people in Southern Adelaide break the cycle of homelessness pdfRead More.

Construction To Start on Happy Valley Roundabout

A roundabout will soon improve safety at the junction of Happy Valley Drive and Taylors Road in Happy Valley, with work starting on 11 February 2013 pdfRead More.

Abbott confirms he'll rip Schoolkids Bonus away from families

 Tony Abbott has now confirmed his plans to take the Schoolkids Bonus away from families – leaving 11, 200 local families in the South worse off pdfRead More

First NBN fibre rolled out in the McLaren Vale region

Federal Member for Kingston, Amanda Rishworth MP, today welcomed the roll out of the first National Broadband Network fibre in McLaren Flat, meaning locals will be able to start connecting to the NBN's affordable, fast, and reliable broadband in the next few months.

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Workplace bullying can have traumatic consequences

BULLYING in schools has attracted considerable attention but bullying is not confined to childhood experience in the schoolyard.

Bullying is perpetrated by adults in the workplace and can have devastating consequences for the individuals who are targeted and, more broadly, for our society.


NBN is full-steam ahead for Sellicks

Within around twelve months, construction of the NBN in Sellicks Beach and Sellicks Hill will be completed. This means that families and businesses will be able to connect to faster, more reliable broadband services. A standard NBN connection to the home or office is free – and NBN retail services are available for similar prices to what people are paying now, but for a much superior service.

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Mental illness is still a barrier for those who want to work

Stigma continues to surround mental illness especially when it comes to getting a job. Australia's unemployment rate at one of its lowest levels, however many individuals living with a mental illness continue to find it difficult to get a job.

Benefits of work stretch far beyond the receipt of a pay packet- a job provides a critical sense of self-worth, self-esteem and social identity. Indeed for those suffering from mental illness employment can be part of the recovery back to good health.



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