Ivan Venning

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Ivan Venning
Ivan Venning.jpg
Member of the South Australian Parliament
for Schubert
In office
11 October 1997 – 15 March 2014
Preceded by District created
Succeeded by Stephan Knoll
Member of the South Australian Parliament
for Custance
In office
23 June 1990 – 11 October 1997
Preceded by John Olsen
Succeeded by District abolished
Personal details
Born Ivan Howard Venning
(1945-12-26) 26 December 1945 (age 70)
Nationality Australian
Political party Liberal Party of Australia (SA)
Spouse(s) Kay Venning
Relations Howard Venning MP (father)
Military service
Allegiance Australia
Service/branch Australian Army
Unit Royal Australian Artillery

Ivan Howard Venning (born 26 December 1945) is an Australian politician and was the Liberal Party member of the South Australian House of Assembly from 1990 until 2014. He did not re-contest his seat at the 2014 state election.[1]

Venning was one of five children and the eldest son to Howard and Shirley Venning. Howard himself entered state parliament at the 1968 election and served for 11 years. Venning attended Crystal Brook Primary School and Prince Alfred College in Adelaide, and worked on the family farm until 1966, when he was called up for National Service, serving in the Royal Australian Artillery as a gunner, operator and batman to the Commanding Officer III Battery. Venning also served for 10 years in local government, and is a Justice of the Peace.

Venning was elected to parliament at the 1990 Custance by-election. The seat was abolished in place of Schubert in time for the 1997 state election.

In 1994, Venning was elected as Chair of the Environment, Resources and Development (ERD) Committee—a position he held for four years, and has served in the committee since 2006. He also served on the Public Works Committee for four years. He was Opposition Whip from 2006 to 2010.



South Australian House of Assembly
Preceded by
John Olsen
Member for Custance
Succeeded by
District abolished
Preceded by
District created
Member for Schubert
Succeeded by
Stephan Knoll