About Chris

About Chris
Chris Picton and family

About Chris Picton

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

Chris is passionate about improving health care outcomes for all South Australians, and delivering improved services and opportunities for people in his southern suburbs electorate.

Chris has previously served as Minister for Police, Correctional Services, Emergency Services and Road Safety, Assistant Minister to the Treasurer and Convenor of SA Labor’s Policy Platform Committee. 

Before election to Parliament he served as Adviser and Chief of Staff to the federal former Health Minister and Attorney-General, Nicola Roxon, as Chief of Staff to former SA Health Minister John Hill and as 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 two young kids. When has free time he enjoys walking his dog on the beach, taking his kids to the playground, 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. I will work hard to hold the Government to account for their unfair cuts to health including closing health clinics, sending pathology services interstate and closing vital beds.


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. I will work hard to prevent cuts to the existing bus services and the privatisation of our train and tram services to ensure that the service offered to our community meets the growing demand.


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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