|Assistant Minister Domestic and Family Violence|
|Assumed office |
5 April 2018
|Member of the South Australian House of Assembly|
|Assumed office |
17 March 2018
|Preceded by||Annabel Digance|
Carolyn Laura Habib
Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
|Political party||Liberal Party of Australia|
Power, previously a City of Marion councillor, worked in health and human services for not-for-profit organisations before her election. She was the unsuccessful Liberal candidate for the seat at the 2014 state election. During the 2014 election campaign, the Labor Party released a flyer headlined "Can You Trust Habib?", which the Liberals described as a racist attack on her surname and Lebanese heritage.
In April 2018, a month after her election, Power was sworn in as the Assistant Minister for Domestic and Family Violence Prevention. She was a former youth sector worker.
In August 2018, Carolyn Habib officially changed her surname from Habib to Power. Power was married prior to the 2018 election to her childhood sweetheart, Brad Power. Power chose to wait to change her surname to ensure there was no confusion or extra costs associated in reproducing election materials.
- Davidson, Helen (12 March 2014). "Labor election pamphlet a 'thinly veiled racist attack'". The Guardian. Retrieved 26 March 2018.
- Green, Antony (2018). "Elder - SA Election 2018". Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
- Novak, Lauren (5 April 2018). "Liberal MP Carolyn Habib, South Australia's first Family Violence Prevention Minister, outlines her plans". adelaidenow.com.au. NewsCorp Australia. Retrieved 7 August 2018.
- Lauren, Novak (3 August 2018). "Adelaidenow.com.au | Liberal Assistant Minister Carolyn Habib takes husband Brad Power's surname after marriage". www.adelaidenow.com.au. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
|New title|| Assistant Minister for Domestic and Family Violence
|South Australian House of Assembly|
| Member for Elder
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