Zoe Bettison

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The Honourable
Zoe Bettison
Member of the South Australian Parliament
for Ramsay
Assumed office
11 February 2012
Preceded by Mike Rann
Personal details
Nationality Australian
Political party Australian Labor Party (SA)
Alma mater Flinders University, University of Adelaide
Occupation Government Relations Manager
Website Parliamentary website

Zoe Lee Bettison is an Australian politician representing the South Australian House of Assembly seat of Ramsay for the South Australian Branch of the Australian Labor Party since the 2012 Ramsay by-election.[1]


Bettison had previously held positions with Great Southern Rail, and within the Australian Labor Party.[1] Bettison is linked with the Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees Association (SDA).[2]


The 2012 Ramsay by-election was held after the resignation of Labor incumbent and former Premier Mike Rann. Bettison easily retained the seat. She was re-elected with an increased margin at the 2014 election. She is aligned with Labor's Right faction.[3]


In March 2014 Bettison became Minister for Communities and Social Inclusion, Minister for Social Housing, Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Minister for Ageing, Minister for Youth, Minister for Veterans Affairs and Minister for Volunteers in the Weatherill Labor cabinet.

Current portfolios[edit]

Bettison represents the following portfolios in the Cabinet of South Australia:[4]

  • Minister for Communities and Social Inclusion
  • Minister for Social Housing
  • Minister for the Status of Women
  • Minister for Ageing
  • Minister for Multicultural Affairs
  • Minister for Youth
  • Minister for Volunteers


  1. ^ a b "2012 Ramsay by-election". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 13 February 2012. 
  2. ^ Jobs for the girls in looming Labor reshuffle: News.com.au 11 August 2011
  3. ^ Wills, Daniel (2011-10-31). "ALP hopefuls will be listening to communities". The Advertiser. Retrieved 2016-01-21. 
  4. ^ Cabinet of South Australia: Premier.sa.gov.au

External links[edit]

Political offices
Preceded by
Jack Snelling
Minister for Veterans' Affairs
Succeeded by
Martin Hamilton-Smith
Minister for Ageing
Preceded by
Jennifer Rankine
Minister for Multicultural Affairs
Preceded by
Tony Piccolo
Minister for Social Housing
Minister for Youth
Minister for Communities and Social Inclusion
Minister for Volunteers

Parliament of South Australia
Preceded by
Mike Rann
Member for Ramsay