Michael Armitage (politician)

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Dr Michael Harry Armitage (born 3 May 1949) is a former Australian politician. He was a Liberal Party of Australia member of the South Australian House of Assembly between 1989 and 2002, representing the electorate of Adelaide.

Armitage held portfolios including Minister for Health, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Minister for Disability Services, Minister for Government Enterprises, Minister for Administrative and Information Services, Minister for Government Enterprises, Minister Assisting the Premier for Information Economy, Minister for Government Enterprises and Minister for Information Economy.

Armitage retired at the 2002 election, and the preselected Liberal candidate, Deputy Mayor Michael Harbison, lost the seat to former Mayor Jane Lomax-Smith.[1]

In 2005, he was appointed[2] as CEO of the Australian Health Insurance Association.


Parliament of South Australia
Preceded by
Michael Duigan
Member for Adelaide
1989 – 2002
Succeeded by
Jane Lomax-Smith