Russell Paul Wortley, Australian politician, has served as a Labor MLC in the South Australian Legislative Council since the 2006 election. He was re-elected at the 2014 election for a second eight-year term. He has served as President of the Council since 6 May 2014.
Wortley has served as a member of a number of government and community organisations including the Occupational Health and Safety Commission, the Workers Appeal Tribunal and the Industrial Relations Advisory Committee. He was a councillor for the Fitzroy Ward of the Prospect City Council from 1987 to 1993. He is a Justice of the Peace.
Elected to parliament in 2006, Wortley's policy interests include education, health, industrial relations, aged care, environment and natural resources. Wortley has served in many committees and select committees.
Wortley was sworn in as Minister for Industrial Relations and State/Local Government Relations on 23 June 2011.
- Russell Wortley gets nod for Legislative Council presidency in SA Parliament: ABC 29 April 2014
- "Rann creates post for Russell Wortley after replacing Bernard Finnigan". Adelaide Now. AAP. 23 June 2011.
- Mayne, Stephen (25 January 2006). "Tracking the unionists in parliament". Crikey. Retrieved 28 April 2014.
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- Rann creates post for Russell Wortley after replacing Bernie Finnigan
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