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Ms Ann Bressington

Legislative Council

About Me

Full Name
Ann Marie Bressington
Former Member
Legislative Council
Date Elected
18 March 2006
Mater Dei Private - Toowoomba
Year of Graduation - 1970
Prior Employment
Founder & CEO ADTARP Inc. (Drugbeat of SA)
Public Activities
Board of Directors - Drug Free Australia - Funded by the Federal Government to deliver education, raise public awareness of the harms of illict drugs; promote prevention, intervention, treatment and rehabilitation.
Appointed to Australian National Council of Drugs (ANCD) peak advisory body to the Prime Minister's office.
Drug and alcohol, counsellor/group facilitator.
Other Information
Focusing on drug treatment, rehabilitation and reform; to promote recovery from substance abuse.
Daughter Shay Louise, died of an overdose in 1998.
Have spoken with many parents who have struggled with a drug dependent child.
Have four surviving children.
Hopes to represent parents, drug users and children of drug users for more effective and accessible treatment options to assist individuals affected by substance abuse.

Electoral History

Reason (if retired)
18 Mar 2006 - 14 Mar 2014
Legislative Council

Offices Held

14 Mar 2014 - Current
Former Member

Committee Membership

28 Mar 2012 - 15 Feb 2014
28 Sep 2011 - 14 Feb 2014
29 Jul 2011 - 23 Jul 2013
06 May 2010 - 14 Mar 2014
21 Nov 2007 - Current
26 Sep 2007 - 01 Dec 2009
Former Member- SA Water
14 Mar 2007 - 17 Nov 2009
Former Member- Families SA
02 May 2006 - 21 Nov 2007
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