|President of the South Australian Legislative Council|
6 May 2014
|Preceded by||John Gazzola|
|Member of the South Australian Legislative Council|
18 March 2006
|Political party||Australian Labor Party (SA)|
Russell Paul Wortley is an Australian politician who has served in the South Australian Legislative Council for the South Australian Branch of the Australian Labor Party since the 2006 election. He has served as President of the South Australian Legislative Council since the 2014 election.
Wortley worked as a plumber and gas fitter before being elected as a union official in 1984. He is a former head of the Gas sub-branch of the Transport Workers Union in South Australia. He was a councillor for the Fitzroy Ward of the Prospect City Council from 1987 to 1993. He 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 is a Justice of the Peace.
Policy interests include education, health, industrial relations, aged care, environment and natural resources. Wortley has served in many committees and select committees, and served as Minister for Industrial Relations and State/Local Government Relations from 2011 to 2013.
He has served as President of the South Australian Legislative Council since 6 May 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.
- Biography, MLC Russell Wortley: sa.alp.org.au
- Biography, MLC Russell Wortley: parliament.sa.gov.au
- Russell Wortley gets nod for Legislative Council presidency in SA Parliament: ABC 29 April 2014
|Parliament of South Australia|
|Member of the South Australian Legislative Council
Served alongside: Multiple Members
|South Australian Legislative Council|
|President of the
South Australian Legislative Council
|Minister for Industrial Relations
|Minister for State / Local Government Relations