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  Mr Chris Picton


Full Name Christopher James Picton
QualificationsLLB/LP, BA
EducationBachelor of Laws and legal Practice and Bachelor of Arts (Flinders University). Admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor in the Supreme Court of South Australia
Prior EmploymentBefore election to Parliament he served as Adviser and Chief of Staff to the federal former Health Minister and Attorney-General, Nicola Roxon, as Chief of Staff to former SA Health Minister John Hill and as an Associate Director at Deloitte Access Economics. His areas of policy work included tobacco plain packaging and national public hospital funding reforms.
Other InformationChris is the Shadow Minister for Health and Wellbeing and the Member for Kaurna in the southern suburbs of Adelaide.

Chris is passionate about improving health care outcomes for all South Australians, and delivering improved services and opportunities for people in his southern suburbs electorate.

Chris has previously served as Minister for Police, Correctional Services, Emergency Services and Road Safety, Assistant Minister to the Treasurer and Convenor of SA Labor’s Policy Platform Committee.

He was educated at public schools in Adelaide and graduated from Flinders University with a Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice and a Bachelor of Arts.
Chris is the lucky husband to Connie and proud dad of two young kids. When has free time he enjoys walking his dog on the beach, taking his kids to the playground, volunteer surf life saving at Moana and barracking for the Crows.


Electorate Telephone:
08 8327 0900
Electorate Email:
Electorate Address:
Seaford Meadows Shopping Centre, 760 Grand Boulevard, SEAFORD MEADOWS SA 5169


DateHouseDistrictPartyReason (If Retired)
15 Mar 2014House of AssemblyKaurnaAustralian Labor Party


Offices Held

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19 Jan 2016 - 18 Sep 2017Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer
10 Apr 2018Shadow Minister for Health and Wellbeing

Ministerial Appointment

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18 Sep 2017 - 19 Mar 2018Member of the Executive Council
18 Sep 2017 - 19 Mar 2018Minister Assisting the Minister for Health
18 Sep 2017 - 19 Mar 2018Minister Assisting the Minister for Mental Health and Substance Abuse
18 Sep 2017 - 19 Mar 2018Minister for Correctional Services
18 Sep 2017 - 19 Mar 2018Minister for Emergency Services
18 Sep 2017 - 19 Mar 2018Minister for Police
18 Sep 2017 - 19 Mar 2018Minister for Road Safety

Committee Information

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06 May 2014 - 08 Feb 2016Member - Economic and Finance Committee
06 May 2014 - 08 Feb 2016Member - Natural Resources Committee
06 May 2014 - 09 Feb 2016Member - Crime and Public Integrity Policy Committee
13 May 2015 - 16 Jun 2015Member - Local Government (Gawler Park Lands) Amendment Bill
17 Jun 2015 - 24 Feb 2016Member - E-Cigarettes
12 Feb 2019 - 19 Dec 2019Member - Standing Orders Committee
05 Feb 2020Member - Standing Orders Committee
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