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Anne Ruston

Anne Ruston has been a Senator since September 2012. In July 2014, Ms Ruston was elected Senior Deputy Government Whip in the Senate and chair of the Senate Environment and Communications Legislation Committee. She was also an active participant in the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Committee, initiating inquiries into the Australian citrus and wine industries. Prior to becoming a Senator, Ms Ruston held several senior positions in government and the private sector. She was also the inaugural chief executive of the National Wine Centre.​ Born and raised in Renmark, on the River Murray in South Australia, Ms Ruston is a proud member of the community where she still lives and works to this day. She is the only Senator for South Australia based in a regional area. In August 2018, Ms Ruston was appointed the Assistant Minister for International Development and the Pacific under the Morrison government.
Bio last updated 30 Aug 2018

Positions - Current

PositionCompanyYearCompany's current rankWA staff
Assistant Minister for International Development & the Pacific
Parliament of Australia
Parliament of Australia
2018
Senator for South Australia
Parliament of Australia
Parliament of Australia
2012
Member
Liberal Party of Australia
Liberal Party of Australia

Positions - Previous

PositionCompanyYearCompany's current rankWA staff
Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources
Parliament of Australia
Parliament of Australia
2015 - 2018

Roles

2018
Assistant Minister for International Development & the Pacific
2012
Senator for South Australia
Year started and most recent title

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