Mr Martyn Evans MP


Former Member

Australian Labor Party
House of Representatives


Parliamentary service
  • State: elected to the South Australian House of Assembly for Elizabeth from 1.12.1984. Resigned 18.2.1994.
  • Federal: elected to the House of Representatives for Bonython, South Australia, at by-election 19.3.1994 vice the Hon. Dr N Blewett (resigned). Re-elected 1996, 1998 and 2001. Defeated at general elections 2004.
Parliamentary appointments
  • State: Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees (SA) from 8.2.90 to October 1992.
  • Federal: Trustee, Parliamentary Retiring Allowances Trust from 23.6.04 to 31.8.04.
Ministerial appointments
  • State: Minister of Health, Family and Community Services and Minister for the Aged (SA) from October 1992 to December 1993.
Committee service
  • State: Subordinate Legislation Committee (SA) from February 1990 to February 1992; Economic and Finance Committee (SA) from February 1992 to October 1992.
  • Federal: House of Representatives Standing: Banking, Finance and Public Administration from 10.5.94 to 29.1.96; Televising of the House of Representatives from 10.5.94 to 29.1.96; Industry, Science and Technology from 22.9.94 to 31.8.98; Science and Innovation from 20.3.02 to 31.8.04; Publications from 24.6.03 to 31.8.04.
  • Joint Statutory: Broadcasting of Parliamentary Proceedings from 10.5.94 to 29.1.96.
  • Joint Standing: Treaties from 20.3.02 to 31.8.04.
  • Joint Select: Certain Family Law Issues from 6.6.95 (Chair from 6.6.95) to 28.11.95.
Conferences, delegations and visits
  • Leader, Official Delegation to 15th AIPO General Assembly and bilateral visits, Singapore, Philippines and Indonesia, September-October 1994.
  • Bilateral visit to Republic of Korea and Malaysia, June 1998.
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to the European Institutions, Strasbourg, Belgium and Luxembourg, June 2000.
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Iran and Jordan, October-November 2002.
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Samoa, December 2002.
Parliamentary party positions
  • Member, Opposition Shadow Ministry from 19.3.96 to 22.11.01. Shadow Minister for Science and Information Technology from 20.3.96 to 20.10.98; Shadow Minister for Science and Resources from 20.10.98 to 22.11.01.
Party positions
  • Member, ALP 1973-84 and from 1993.
  • Delegate, ALP State Council and Convention (SA).
  • Born 27.11.1953, Birmingham, UK.
  • Married.
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • BSc (Adel), GradDipBusAdmin (SAIT).
  • State Government Administrative Officer (SA) 1975-84.
  • Member, House of Assembly (SA) (see Parliamentary Service above).
Local government service
  • Member, Elizabeth City Council 1975-84; Mayor 1981-84.
  • Description: outer metropolitan.
  • Location: northern outskirts of Adelaide; it includes the cities of Playford and Salisbury, and the suburbs of Elizabeth, Craigmore, Parafield Gardens and Paralowie.
  • Area: 269 sq km (approx.).
  • Electors enrolled: 85 484 (at 10.11.01).
  • Industries: clothing, car manufacturing, market gardens, vineyards.
  • State electorates: Bonython includes the South Australian House of Assembly electorate of Ramsay, and parts of Elizabeth, Light, Napier, Port Adelaide, Taylor and Wright.