Carmel Zollo

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Carmelina "Carmel" Zollo (born 10 January 1952) is an Australian politician, and an Australian Labor Party member of the South Australian Legislative Council from 1997 to 2014. She was re-elected for a second term in 2006. Zollo did not re-contest her seat at the 2014 election.[1]

Zollo was born in Ceppaloni (Benevento) in the Campania Region of Italy. Prior to entering parliament, she worked as a federal and state public servant and political staffer.

Throughout her time in parliament, she had held many and varied positions within the government, including: Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries and Mineral Resources Development; Government Whip in the Legislative Council; Convenor – Premier's Food Council; Chair – Issues Group of Food South Australia; Chair – Murray Mallee Strategic Task Force; Chair - South Australian Wine Industry Council Issues Group; Member – South Australian Wine Industry Council; Parliamentary Secretary assisting the Minister for Industry Trade and Regional Development, Minister for Mineral Resources Development, Minister for Small Business; Parliamentary Secretary assisting the: Minister for Industry and Trade, Minister for Mineral Resources Development; Member of Executive Council; Minister for Emergency Services; Minister Assisting in Mental Health; Minister Assisting the Minister for Industry and Trade; Minister Assisting in Regional Health; Minister for Mental Health and Substance Abuse; Minister for Correctional Services; Minister for Road Safety; Minister for Gambling; and Minister assisting the Minister for Multicultural Affairs.

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