Christopher James Picton (born 13 January 1983) is an Australian politician representing the South Australian House of Assembly seat of Kaurna for the South Australian Branch of the Australian Labor Party since the 2014 state election.[1]

Chris Picton

Member of the South Australian House of Assembly
for Kaurna
Assumed office
15 March 2014
Preceded byJohn Hill
Personal details
Born (1983-01-13) 13 January 1983 (age 37)
Adelaide, South Australia
Political partyLabor Party

Prior to being elected to parliament, Picton was chief-of-staff for his predecessor John Hill and later a staffer for Nicola Roxon, the federal Minister for Health and Attorney-General.[2]

Picton was appointed as a member of the Cabinet of South Australia in September 2017 as Minister for Police, Minister for Correctional Services, Minister for Emergency Services, and Minister for Road Safety;[3] and served in these roles until the 2018 state election.


  1. ^ 2014 SA election: Antony Green ABC
  2. ^ Bowe, William. "Electorate: Kaurna". Crikey. Private Media Pty Ltd. Retrieved 16 December 2014.
  3. ^ Assistant ministers elevated after Leesa Vlahos, Jack Snelling resignation from SA Cabinet: ABC 18 September 2017

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South Australian House of Assembly
Preceded by
John Hill
Member for Kaurna
Political offices
Preceded by
Peter Malinauskas
Minister for Police
Succeeded by
Corey Wingard
as Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Correctional Services
Minister for Correctional Services
Minister for Emergency Services
Minister for Road Safety