Trish White


1964 –


Who is Trish White?

Patricia Lynne "Trish" White is a company director and former Australian politician, representing Taylor in the South Australian House of Assembly for the Australian Labor Party. She first won the seat at a state by-election held on 5 November 1994 following the retirement of former Premier Lynn Arnold and served for 16 years.

Prior to her election into politics, White gained degrees in Engineering and Arts, from the University of Queensland and the University of South Australia, after which she worked as an engineering project manager in the transport and communications industries, and with the Defence Science and Technology Organisation.

From 1995 to 2002, White has held Shadow Ministries from time to time including Education and Children's Services, Further Education and Training, Higher Education, Regional Development, Tourism, Racing, Sport, Youth, Multicultural and Ethnic Affairs.

When Labor took power in 2002, she became a minister. From 2002 to 2005, White has held Ministries from time to time including Education and Children's Services, Member of the Executive Council, Transport, Science and Information Economy, and Urban Development and Planning. She stepped down to spend more time with her family.

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Sep 7, 1964
Also known as
  • Patricia Lynne White
  • Australia

on July 23, 2013


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