|Senator for South Australia|
1 July 2005 – 30 June 2011
|Born||1959 (age 53–54)|
|Alma mater||University of South Australia|
Wortley has a Bachelor of Education (Communication Studies) from the University of South Australia and a Diploma of Teaching from the Salisbury College of Advanced Education. She has previously been employed as a primary school teacher, a journalist and State Secretary for the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance.
Wortley was placed winnable third on the SA Labor Senate ticket at the 2004 federal election, SA Labor was successful in electing their first three candidates. She began her six-year Senate term on 1 July 2005. She was again third on the SA Labor Senate ticket at the 2010 federal election but SA Labor was only successful in electing their first two candidates.
- Dana Wortley, Senator for South Australia- First Speech, 18 August 2005, archived from the original on 8 July 2011
- Biography for WORTLEY, Dana Johanna, archived from the original on 8 July 2011