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About the Minister for Child Protection

The Hon Rachel Sanderson MP

The Hon Rachel Sanderson MP

The Hon Rachel Sanderson MP has been the member for Adelaide since 2010 and prior to her appointment as Minister for Child Protection served as Shadow Minister for Families and Child Protection; Social Housing; Volunteers; Youth; and Higher Education, Science and the Information Economy.

During her time as Shadow Minister she established the Adelaide chapter of Operation Flinders and was instrumental in raising community support and funds for the project. She maintains strong connections with the children, young people and community she serves.

Throughout her political life she has spent countless hours meeting with officials, individual constituents, government agencies and community organisations to learn about the issues affecting real people.

She also undertook a study tour to New York City meeting officials, agencies and community members to broaden her understanding of issues facing New Yorkers so she could apply that learning back home in South Australia.

Prior to her foray into politics Rachel was a small business owner, successfully owning and managing Rachel’s Model Management & Training. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts (Accounting).

Rachel has been actively involved in a range of volunteering activities in the community including delivering Meals on Wheels, Friends of Prospect Library, Walkerville Historical Society, The North Adelaide Society and Prospect Blair Athol Lions Club.