Dana Wortley

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Dana Wortley
Member of the South Australian Parliament
for Torrens
Assumed office
15 March 2014
Senator for South Australia
In office
1 July 2005 – 30 June 2011
Personal details
Born 1959 (age 57–58)
Political party Australian Labor Party (SA)
Spouse(s) Russell Wortley
Alma mater University of South Australia

Dana Johanna Wortley (born 1959) is an Australian politician, representing the South Australian House of Assembly seat of Torrens for the South Australian Branch of the Australian Labor Party since the 2014 state election. She was previously a Labor Senator for South Australia from 2005 to 2011, elected to a six-year term at the 2004 federal election.

Early life[edit]

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.[1][2]


Wortley was placed winnable third on South Australian Labor's Senate ticket at the 2004 federal election and was elected, commencing her six-year term on 1 July 2005. She was again placed third on the ticket at the 2010 federal election but her re-election attempt was unsuccessful with only the first two candidates elected. Her term ended on 30 June 2011.[2]

Wortley won the South Australian House of Assembly seat of Torrens at the 2014 state election.[3][4] She is a member of the Public Works and Social Development committees.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Wortley is married to fellow state Labor politician Russell Wortley. They have one son.[1]


External links[edit]

South Australian House of Assembly
Preceded by
Robyn Geraghty
Member for Torrens