About Chris

About Chris

About Chris Picton

Chris is the South Australian Minister for Health and Wellbeing and the Member for Kaurna in the southern suburbs of Adelaide.

He is passionate about improving health care outcomes for all South Australians.

Chris has previously served as Minister for Police, Correctional Services, Emergency Services and Road Safety.

Before election to Parliament he served as Senior Adviser and Chief of Staff to former state and federal Health Ministers and an Associate Director at Deloitte Access Economics. His areas of policy work included tobacco plain packaging and national public hospital funding reforms.

He was educated at public schools in Adelaide and graduated from Flinders University with a Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice and a Bachelor of Arts.

Chris is the lucky husband to Connie and proud dad of three young kids. When has free time he enjoys walking his dog on the beach, volunteer surf life saving at Moana and barracking for the Crows.

Committed To Our Community

Our Mission

Chris is committed to representing the South as the Local Member and is passionate about key issues that impact our community


Labor will always stand up for a strong and effective public health system in South Australia. The Malinauskas Labor Government has committed to invest more than $2.4 billion to establish a better health system that current and future generations can benefit from. This investment includes 24 new mental health beds at the Noarlunga Hospital.


There are a range of excellent local schools in our community that give our kids access to a first-class education and the hands of well trained and passionate educators. The recent investment in STEM and other classroom facilities in our schools are preparing kids for the jobs of the future.


As the southern suburbs have expanded in recent years, access to quality public transport has become more and more important. This is why the Malinauskas Labor Government will invest $2 million to upgrade the Noarlunga Train Station.


I am committed to bringing jobs to the southern suburbs through representing our community. Projects begun by the Labor Government like the Main South Road duplication will employ locals and improve job growth in the area

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