The Hon. Amanda Rishworth is the Minister for Social Services.
Amanda Rishworth has been an MP since 2007 and was elected to the federal parliament at the age of 29. She’s held a number of appointments over the years as part of previous Labor governments and in the Shadow Ministry, spanning disability, the environment, education, health and veterans. Prior to the May election, she was the Shadow Minister for Youth.
Amanda graduated with a Bachelor of Psychology Honours from Flinders University and a Masters Degree in Psychology from Adelaide University. After graduating, Amanda practised as a psychologist working with General Practitioners in the delivery of mental health care to the community.
Amanda is passionate about ensuring all children can thrive throughout their lives and that no child is left behind.
She lives in Adelaide with her husband Tim and their two young sons, Percy and Oscar.