|Member of the South Australian Parliament
20 March 2010
|Preceded by||Trish White|
|Political party||Australian Labor Party (SA)|
Leesa Anne Vlahos, née Chesser (born 1966) is an Australian politician, representing the South Australian House of Assembly seat of Taylor for the South Australian Branch of the Australian Labor Party since the 2010 election.
Vlahos was born in Queensland. As a child she became a Girl Guide and later continued to be involved with the scouting movement. She studied Health Administration at the Queensland University of Technology. She then worked in public and private hospitals in Brisbane and later the Repatriation Hospital in Daw Park, South Australia. Vlahos was the founding director of SA Progressive Business Inc. which acts as Labor's corporate events arm which links them with the business community.
She is a former Presiding Officer of the SA Parliament Public Works Committee, a former member of the Aboriginal Lands Parliamentary Standing Committee, and a former member of the Parliamentary Committee on Occupational Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation. She was also a member of the Economic and Finance Committee.
She previously held offices as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Health, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier and assisted in the portfolio areas of Defence Industries, Veterans’ Affairs, Health, Mental Health and Substance Abuse and The Arts.
Vlahos was described by the Australian Financial Review as 'staunchly pro-nuclear' and advocated for nuclear power in Australia at the time that the Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission commenced in March 2015.
- Minister for Disabilities
- Minister for Mental Health and Substance Abuse
- "Leesa Vlahos MP on Twitter". Twitter.
- "Leesa Vlahos". South Australian Labor. Retrieved 2015-03-17.
- "Home - Electoral Commission SA". ecsa.sa.gov.au.
- Evans, Simon (2015-03-16). "Labor MP Leesa Vlahos says pro-nuclear debate 'getting easier'". Australian Financial Review. Retrieved 2015-03-17.
- Peter Malinauskas, Leesa Vlahos confirmed as new members of SA Labor ministry: ABC 18 January 2016
- Reshuffle, Peter Malinauskas and Leesa Vlahos join Jay Weatherill’s Cabinet: The Advertiser 18 January 2016
- Cabinet of South Australia: Premier.sa.gov.au
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