Senator the Hon Anne Ruston

Senator for South Australia

Positions
Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources
Party
Liberal Party of Australia
Chamber
Senate

Seating Plan

Seating map

Parliament Office

PO Box 6100
Senate
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 3753
Fax:
(02) 6277 5825

Electorate Office

Principal Office

9 Renmark Avenue
Renmark, SA, 5341

Postal address

PO Box 1671
Renmark, SA, 5341

Telephone:
(08) 8586 6600
Fax:
(08) 8595 1700
Toll Free:
1300 857 022

Connect with Senator the Hon Anne Ruston

Websites

Alternative URL

http://www.aph.gov.au/Senator_Ruston

State/Territory

SA map

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Chosen by the Parliament of South Australia on 5.9.2012 under section 15 of the Constitution to represent that State in the Senate, vice MJ Fisher (resigned). Elected 2016.
Parliamentary positions
  • Temporary Chair of Committees from 12.11.13 to 7.7.14.
Ministerial appointments
  • Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources from 21.9.15.
Committee service
  • Senate Standing: Privileges from 13.11.13 to 12.10.15; Scrutiny of Bills from 13.11.13 to 1.7.14; Senators' Interests from 13.11.13 to 12.10.15; House from 1.7.14 to 12.10.15; Procedure from 1.7.14 to 14.10.15; Selection of Bills from 1.7.14 to 12.10.15.
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Environment and Communications: References Committee from 11.9.12 to 12.10.15 and Legislation Committee from 13.11.13 to 12.10.15 (Chair from 7.7.14 to 12.10.15); Education and Employment: Legislation and References Committees from 1.7.14 to 3.3.15.
  • Senate Select: National Broadband Network from 2.12.13 to 12.10.15; Murray-Darling Basin Plan from 25.6.15 to 12.10.15.
  • Joint Statutory: Public Accounts and Audit from 12.9.12 to 1.7.14; Human Rights from 29.10.12 to 5.8.13; Public Works from 13.11.13 to 27.3.14.
  • Joint Standing: Electoral Matters from 2.12.13 to 1.7.14.
  • Joint Select: Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples from 2.12.13 to 1.7.14 and from 23.6.15 to 25.6.15.
Parliamentary party positions
  • Deputy Government Whip in the Senate from 1.7.14 to 9.5.16.
Party positions
  • Vice-President, Liberal Party (SA) 2011.
Personal
  • Born 10.6.1963, Renmark, SA.
  • Married.
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • BBus (USQ).
  • Electorate officer 1987-93.
  • Senior Policy Adviser to the Minister for Industrial Affairs, Tourism, Recreation, Sport and Racing (SA) 1993-96.
  • Chief Executive, National Wine Centre 1996-2002.
  • Owner/operator, Ruston's Roses 2003-12.