Senator the Hon Anne Ruston

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Senator for South Australia

Positions
Assistant Minister for International Development and the Pacific
Party
Liberal Party of Australia
Chamber
Senate

Seating Plan

Seating map

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

Parliament Office

PO Box 6100
Senate
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

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

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 M Fisher (resigned). Elected to the Senate for South Australia 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 21.9.2015 to 28.8.2018.
  • Assistant Minister for International Development and the Pacific from 28.8.2018.
Committee service
  • Senate Standing: Privileges from 13.11.2013 to 12.10.2015; Scrutiny of Bills from 13.11.2013 to 1.7.2014; Senators' Interests from 13.11.2013 to 12.10.2015; House from 1.7.2014 to 12.10.2015; Procedure from 1.7.2014 to 14.10.2015; Selection of Bills from 1.7.2014 to 12.10.2015.
  • Senate Select: National Broadband Network from 2.12.2013 to 12.10.2015; Murray-Darling Basin Plan from 25.6.2015 to 12.10.2015.
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Environment and Communications: References from 11.9.2012 to 12.10.2015; Environment and Communications: Legislation from 13.11.2013 to 12.10.2015 (Chair from 7.7.2014 to 12.10.2015); Education and Employment: Legislation from 1.7.2014 to 3.3.2015; Education and Employment: References from 1.7.2014 to 3.3.2015.
  • Joint Statutory: Public Accounts and Audit from 12.9.2012 to 1.7.2014; Human Rights from 29.10.2012 to 5.8.2013; Public Works from 13.11.2013 to 27.3.2014.
  • Joint Standing: Electoral Matters from 2.12.2013 to 1.7.2014.
  • Joint Select: Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples from 2.12.2013 to 1.7.2014; Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples from 23.6.2015 to 25.6.2015.
Parliamentary party positions
  • Deputy Government Whip in the Senate from 1.7.2014 to 9.5.2016.
Party positions
  • Vice-President, Liberal Party (SA) 2011
Personal
  • Born 10.6.1963, Renmark, Australia.
  • Married
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • B.Bus (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